DEMO God winner The Monkey Inferno has been on a roll since launching Beer Hunt at DEMO Mobile, receiving tons of great press and even free TV spots during the Indy 500. (Read more after the jump).
DEMO is hitting the road, hosting a DEMO Tour throughout the U.S. and abroad from May through August, leading up to DEMO Fall 2013. The Tour is a series of DEMO Days for pre-launch products where founders get private feedback on their product and pitch. The DEMO Team will be partnering with well-known venture capitalists, … Read more
As part of the DEMO Conference’s continued global expansion to serve innovation wherever it may live, DEMO in partnership with Digital October will host its first DEMO Conference in Moscow on June 3rd and 4th. In today’s competitive environment, it’s crucial that entrepreneurs and startups are given the best possible opportunity to get their … Read more
For 22 years, DEMO has been producing product launch events in North America, primarily in California near the heart of the venture community, but DEMO is definitely not a regional event. Each year hundreds of companies from around the world apply to launch products at DEMO, and more and more are making the cut. It … Read more
In 1991, Stewart Alsop changed the technology conference circuit by instituting a new event with new rules: DEMO would be about the products; would require timed, live demonstrations; and would not allow PowerPoint presentations! These rules still stand and, in recognition of the difficulty of communicating the power and value of emerging technologies on stage in a short 360 seconds, DEMO producers honor outstanding presentations by selecting DEMO Gods. Chosen for their style, passion, clarity, and sometimes for their sheer outlandishness, these DEMO Gods have a unique ability to deliver a great product and position it in the market, to show off its most compelling features, differentiate it from other products – and along the way entertain a tough and critical DEMO audience with a few good tricks. Check out one of this years DEMO Mobile DEMO God winners Maya Design. Their product Maker Swarm re-imagines app authoring as collaboration among swarms of connected products, letting users build tools directly on devices in a matter of minutes instead of months. You be the judge, check out their launch video.
With 33 Startups Participating From Around the World, Built.io wins the WinDemo Mobile competition with Flowbit Inc coming in as the runner up. DEMO Mobile, a launch event exclusively focused on the best new mobile technologies based on design, innovation, and market potential, announced the winners of the WinDemoMobile.com contest, featuring roundtrip tickets on American … Read more
When you are sitting in a room, your field of vision is about 200 degrees as you turn your head from side-to-side. Yet one of the limitations of video conferencing is a much more limited field of vision. Remote participants see only what the camera sees. How many times have you been in a meeting with a bunch of people in a room, someone calls in on Skype video, and you have to constantly rotate the laptop depending on who in the room is speaking?
PanaCast by Altia Systems solves that problem. One of the DEMO God winners at DEMO Mobile, PanaCast is a circular $600 camera that sits on a stand and can replace video conferencing systems that cost thousands of dollars.
What does it take to scale a startup in the mobile era? Last week at DEMO Mobile, Chris Dixon (who recently joined Andreessen Horowitz as a partner) and Pandora CTO Tom Conrad joined me onstage to talk about how 10 million users is the new 1 million users. This is especially true in mobile.
“The shift to mobile is so dramatic,” said Dixon, who estimates that 95% of the startups he looks at have a mobile component. He noted, however, that it is a lot harder for a small mobile startup to rise in the App Store rankings without “black hat marketing” and spending money to buy your way up the rankings. Conrad cautioned that you can’t “growth hack your way” to success. You have to solve a real problem for consumers first and “be absolutely the best at solving [the] problem”.
Last week at DEMO Mobile, Vinod Khosla came onstage to share his unique perspective on building startups, mobile, and more. We just put up the video of the entire discussion, which you can watch above.
Khosla is a contrarian thinker, which comes through in the interview. “The way to address new areas is not have a plan,” he argues, but rather “a plan to build a plan.”
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