Register Now for the StartupHPC Summit at SC15

B2qTuCPCQAAB-I8The good folks from the StartupHPC-15 Conference have posted the Agenda for their meeting at SC15. The day-long conference takes place Monday, Nov 16 in Austin at the Capital Factory in Downtown Austin, Texas.

Does your Startup have ties to High Performance Computing? Please come, meet like minded people, listen to industry notables, and help StartupHPC continue its efforts to build a support community. Echoing Seymour Cray, the supercomputing world’s iconic inventor who once said ‘Thank heaven for start-up companies or we’d never make any progress,’ StartupHPC advocates a sharp increase in entrepreneurship training and support infrastructure for STEM and HPC practitioners.


  • Welcome: Steve Campbell, Partner, OrionX
  • The “Get-Funded” Framework: From Idea to Launch: Shahin Khan, Partner, OrionX
  • Entrepreneur Ecosystem: Grooming for Growth: Mellie Price, MD/Fund Director & GP, Capital Factory, and Founder/CEO, Front Gate Tickets
  • Incubators: Cultivating Ideas: Blake Yaeger, Managing Director, TechStars
  • Founder Stories: BitFusion: Subbu Rama, CEO,
  • Hot Markets, Key Apps, Core Algorithms: Peter ffoulkes, Industry Insight & Advisory, Partner, OrionX
  • The “Inside” Scoop: Signs Your Pitch Won’t Stick: Rich Brueckner, President, insideHPC Media
  • Go to Market: Vision & Value Proposition: Shahin Khan, Partner, OrionX
  • Digital Marketing: Essentials in Engagement: Kim McMahon, CEO, McMahon Consulting
  • Founder Stories: Virtual Bridges: Leo Reiter, CTO, Nimbix/former Founder, Virtual Bridges
  • Building Your Base: Landing Early Customers: Dale Geldart, Startup Executive/former CEO eXludus Technologies
  • Learning from Failure: 3 Companies (interactive): Dan Olds, Principal, Gabriel Consulting Group, and
    Contributing Editor, The Register
  • CxO Probe: Q&A Panel: Dr. Stephen Perrenod, (Moderator)
    (Panel to be announced) Partner, OrionX
  • Founder Stories: WhamCloud: Brent Gorda, Intel, and Founder of WhamCloud

As you may recall from SC14, StartupHPC’s inaugural conference featured an all-star roster of speakers and panelists that includes CEOs, CTOs, Founders, senior executives, serial entrepreneurs, attorneys, marketers, journalists, and industry analysts. Sharing first hand experiences and advice will illuminate the requirements for, and the practical paths towards, the successful creation and growth of startups.

As an added bonus, Video clips of last year’s event are available with registration for this year’s conference or by subscription. If you are a student, please contact us for a 60% discount code.

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Video: Tumblecloud Startup Makes Collaborative Digital Storytelling Easy

In this video, Brian Andreas from Tumblecloud demonstrates how the company makes collaborative digital storytelling easy.

Tumblecloud. It’s all about collaboration. Designed from the ground up to actually make it easy to work on things together. To make it easy to share and work with each other’s digital stuff. Take all the fragments of content you have, all the fragments I have, and mix it all up and see what happens.

Tumblecloud harkens back to the old Hypercard metaphor and make its extremely for you and your friends to mashup digital media like photos, videos, and documents.  I think this is truly an amazing example of what is possible with HTML 5.

Tumblecloud is in public beta, so sign up for an invite today!

Video: MyCybertwin Startup Develops Intelligent Agents that Chat with Real People

In this video, John Zakos, CIO of MyCybertwin describes how the company’s intelligent software agents can interact with people to provide customer service and a host of other roles.

I kicked the tires on MyCybertwin for a while, asking the agent a series of questions designed to trip it up and give me a non-sensical answer. It really did a remarkable job. Try that with your typical customer service rep!

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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.