With Appy Pie, Anyone Can Build Mobile Apps

Do you want a mobil app for your enterprise, but don’t know where to start? Enter Appy Pie, a rapidly growing Cloud based Mobile Apps Builder Software company that allows nearly anyone to create basic applications for mobiles and smartphones.

Appy Pie allows users to create fully functional and customized apps in a wide variety of unique categories that range from mobile games and navigational tools, to e-book readers and business utilities on today’s most popular mobile operating systems. Through Appy Pie’s App Builder Platform, users can access various app building tools, and begin the process of bringing their application to life through an easy, step-by-step set of instructions that guides consumers with interactive directions right on the screen. Once completed, users are able to upload their mobile creation onto Android, iTunes, and very soon, to Blackberry and Windows operating systems, allowing for additional exposure, sharing, and even monetization upon approval.

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Excendia Virtual Assistant Delivers on What Siri Promised

Did Apple’s Siri technology get you all excited only to leave you disappointed? Enter the new Excendia Virtual Assistant from Speech Mobility.

Given the challenging modern business lifestyle and recent technological advances, our Speech Mobility team saw a need to improve the way business phone systems work so we created Excendia,” said Bachir Halimi, Speech Mobility Founder and CEO.

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Fulbright Brings Bright Young Minds to Portland for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In this video, Rich Brueckner from inside-Startups sits down with Fulbright Foreign Students Amos Schkowsky and Eric Chua to learn more about their recent seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The Fulbright program brought graduate students from over 70 countries to Portland to learn from its rich community of businesses and nonprofit organizations that emphasize sustainability, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship.

The seminar featured a panel discussion with three social entrepreneurs from Portland who discussed how their Startups are using business as a tool for social change.

Featured Startups:

  • My Street Grocery, a community mobile grocer with a mission to increase fresh food access for all.
  • EcoZoom makes clean cookstoves for developing countries, tackling the hugely unaddressed problem that 3 billion people worldwide do not have access to modern energy fuels.
  • Sustainable Harvest, an importer of high quality specialty-grade coffees that works with international growers to bring a reliable, traceable, and premium product to coffee roasters.

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Video: Dwolla – The Future of Money

In this video, Ben Milne, Founder & CEO of Dwolla presents: On Empowering A New Transaction: The Future Of Money.

Dwolla is a payment network that allows anyone to send, request and accept money. We’re not like those other big payment companies that rely on plastic cards and charge hefty fees. Instead, we’ve built our own network that securely connects to your bank account and allows you to move money for just $0.25 per transaction, or free for transactions $10 or less.

CoPatient Startup Audits Your Medical Bills for Cost Savings

Katie Vahle (left) and Rebecca Palm say accounts have grown twentyfold and expect to add about 20 staffers in the next year. Photo by Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian

Over at the Oregonian, D.K. Row writes that Portland’s CoPatient Startup is enjoying sustained growth with its ability to audit medical bills for cost savings on behalf of consumers.

Although co-founders Katie Vahle and Rebecca Palm declined to disclose revenue data they said CoPatient has seen the number of individual accounts surge twentyfold. The company recently began working with Miller Paint Co., which self-funds its employee health plan. The Portland-based paint company has about 350 employees, each of whom now has a CoPatient account. That means every employee is paired with a CoPatient billing expert to examine healthcare expenses for errors or overcharges.

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Video: PDX Startup Vizify Makes You More Visible Online

In this video from the new Stumptwon Startups Blog, Erica Nochlin reports that Portland Startup Vizify offers a quick and free way to create an interactive, online slideshow about your life.

The lines between your professional and personal identity online are blurring. For instance, our research with hiring managers told us that their biggest pain point was finding a cultural fit,” said Arwa Jumkawala, Vizify’s director of marketing. “Our vizcard prompts are designed to address that; they showcase your achievements, but also your interests, and quirks.”

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PayTango – Swipe Fingerprint to Unlock Your Wallet

In this video, Brian Groudan describes how PayTango puts payments at your fingertips. Started by four Carnegie Mellon students, PayTango solves the problem of lost debit card and forgotten keys by replacing them with something you never leave behind: fingerprints.

We wanted to solve the problem of all these cards you have to carry around and things you need to identify yourself–there had to be a better way,” says Patel. “We realized biometrics might be the best way to solve the problem of keys and credit cards.”

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Slidecast: ShopKeep – A Point-of-Sale System from iPads to the Cloud


In this video, Jason Richelson, CEO and Founder of ShopKeep presents an overview of the company’s cloud-based Point of Sales system that runs from iPad devices.

ShopKeep is an iPad POS (Point of Sale) system that gives merchants the power to run and analyze their businesses in an elegant, easy-to-use and inexpensive cloud-based interface. By combining a iPad POS system with our detailed BackOffice reporting, you have the ability to generate powerful analysis of inventory, sales and customer relationship management with a service that never becomes outdated.”

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