Seven San Diego Startups Selected for 2014 Plug and Play StartupCamp

Seven local startups have been selected for the Plug and Play San Diego StartupCamp program, the tech accelerator that provides workshops and other services in San Diego and Silicon Valley—and includes $25,000 in equity financing.

The selection was made yesterday by a panel of 14 judges following presentations by 17 companies at the Co-Merge shared workspace in downtown San Diego. The finalists represent the second class of San Diego startups admitted to the program, which begins in January. The 17 finalists were culled from 55 applicants.

“The momentum we have established solidifies our process and program as a way to leverage Silicon Valley resources for San Diego startups,” said Alex Roudi, the founder of Plug and Play San Diego, in a statement released through a spokeswoman. “I am especially encouraged by the commitment of our local entrepreneurs to grow their companies here locally while accessing capital and resources from other regions.”

The seven companies are:

Posiba Provides Web-based data and analytics services for foundations and nonprofit organizations. Posiba scrapes data from the Internet, combining it with information about public and private grants to provide insight about fund-raising outcomes and donors.

Reel Qualified A Web-based platform that enables marketing executives to use existing their existing video capabilities and marketing campaigns to generate better leads for sales and business development representatives. Reel Qualified also syncs with customer relationship management software and marketing automation systems to provide analytics about marketing campaigns.

Stretchr Stretchr offers an intelligent cloud data storage service that enables a new paradigm for software development by addressing key pain points in application development, and resulting in more reusable code, less coupling, and quicker product releases.

Zenhavior The company is testing initial versions of a downloadable mobile app that could be used to monitor and analyze driver behavior for delivery companies and other fleet vehicle operators. Zenhavior’s technology would replace dashboard-mounted video recording devices that now cost hundreds of dollars to deploy.

Intentive Communications Intentive Communiations applies the latest insights and developments in computational neuroscience and machine learning to problem solving.

Raynforest A Web-based marketplace that makes it easier for companies to hire sports stars and other celebrities for brand marketing campaigns, and to measure the results. Raynforest describes itself as an Elance for athletes, speakers, writers, and other influencers.

Polyceed Polyceed has been developing so-called “active smart materials” with proprietary technology that improves the performance, lowers the cost, and simplifies integration without requiring electrical power for control or embedded electrical or electronic circuits.

Bruce V. Bigelow was the editor of Xconomy San Diego from 2008 to 2018. Read more about his life and work here. Follow @bvbigelow

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One response to “Seven San Diego Startups Selected for 2014 Plug and Play StartupCamp”

  1. Thanks as always for covering the local tech scene Bruce. Glad to see some press covering a hidden, yet fruitful group of tech companies.