Video: How Cloudability Tracks Your Cloud Usage

In this video, J.R. Storment from Cloudability describes how the company helps clients track and optimize their Cloud Computing expenditures.

PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, we’ve got you covered. Use Cloudability to bring all your cloud costs into one place so you can save time, reduce waste and nip overages in the bud. Because the cloud is infinitely scalable but your dollars are not.

This video was recorded on January 17, 2012 at the Pie PDX Demo day in Portland, Oregon. Read the Full Story.

Slidecast: Startup Develops Crowd-sourced “Call to Action” Engagements

In this slidecast, Seth Elliott from Engagement Media Technologies presents: Crowd-sourced “Call to Action” Engagements.

Engage.Me technology enables clients to create engaging and actionable experiences for consumers to participate in that help build brand ambassadors. Brands can activate a vast user base to perform tasks that result in gained insight for the brand plus increased brand awareness. The tasks can be “gamified” to create a more enticing experience for the consumer. Additionally, Engage.Me Live! technology enables organizations to create rich community experiences around live events involving celebrities, musicians, sports, and more. By using the StringFly™ mobile application, tech-savvy entertainment enthusiasts can engage with their friends, by streaming and uploading text, photos, and videos to branded entertainment channels in real-time.”

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Slidecast: Junar – Powering the Data Economy

In this slidecast, Diego May, co-founder and CEO of Junar presents: Powering the Data Economy. The new Startup is focused on delivering the easiest-to-use, cloud-based Open Data platform and providing best practices for its clients.

Open Data is fast becoming the next defining theme for business and government because information drives innovation and collaboration,” said Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar. “And Junar is already the engine for hundreds of organizations who are opening data and for millions of end users who use that information today. As we rapidly move to a society dominated by information and services, Junar is busy powering that transformation and the Data Economy.”

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Podcast: Robert Scoble on How to Pitch Your Startup

In this podcast from DRT FM, Robert Scoble explains the best way to get the attention of journalists and investors. He reveals how to craft your story, the importance of social proof and why working the system to your advantage is necessary to succeed.

It all starts with building a great product. If you build a product that people want all the other stuff takes care of itself. You can really screw up your PR but if you have a product that people want, it will still spread.”

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Portland Entreprenuers Pitch Ironstone

In this video, entrepreneurs compete for funds through Starve Ups, where they made 30-second pitches and 30-minute presentations to billionaire investor Bill Hambrecht and his Ironstone Group Venture Capital.

The technology, the opportunities they’re taking with the internet space and the ability to develop sound business models around their business, very impressive,” said Hambrecht.

Hambrecht and the Ironstone fund use algorithms from local company Growth Science to predict the success or failure of Startup companies.

Read the Full Story or check out our inside-Startups podcast with Thomas Thurston from Growth Science.

Slidecast: Versium Real-Life Data Intelligence Platform

In this slidecast, Chris Matty from Versium describes the company’s Real-Life Data Intelligence Platform.

In consumer marketing, LifeData allows ever-narrower segmentation of customers and therefore much more precisely tailored products or services. Greater real life insights about people and businesses enable optimized communication strategies. Sophisticated analytics can predict behavior and greatly improve decision-making. LifeData can make existing applications more intelligent and enable entirely new ones. Versium’s powerful data intelligence platform enables all of this and more.”

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