Project Skyway holds Demo Day for second class of Skywalkers

May 30, 2012

MHTA – Project Skyway held Demo Day on Wednesday for its second class of entrepreneurs, or Skywalkers. The event focuses on investors and tech community supporters with an opporutnity for companies to pitch their products or ideas.

Project Skyway is Minnesota’s first tech accelerator program for motivated entrepreneurs. Twice a year, the program helps early-stage tech companies by offering seed money, resources and connections to entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. The goal is to provide enough money and support for entrepreneurs to show traction to get further funding or generate enough revenue to sustain their companies going forward.

Four companies took part in Demo Day at The New Century Theatre in Minneapolis.

  • HypeSpark allows companies to engage, track and reward individuals that endorse their brand through social media.

  • YumZing allows consumers to share the best dishes and beverages at restaurants they visit. The establishments can promote the menu items they want to be best known.
  • PoliticalHarmony is an online tool that helps voters choose the candidates that best match their viewpoint. It also serves as a marketing platform for campaigns to reach hard-to-find voters.
  • QuadROI is designed to help users save time and frustration in their search for industry intelligence. It aggregates data and source documents buried in public utility commission filings into one central database that can be accessed by consultants and other companies.

TECHdotMN streamed the event live and is now providing archived video and interviews from Demo Day.

Each Project Skyway class runs for a 3-month term. It will open up its next application period later this summer.


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