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Tonight at the NY Tech Meetup, seven startups presented their services to a packed house. Here’s a brief overview of each of the companies that presented:
ChallengePost - we wrote about ChallengePost earlier today as they are the service powering the NYC Big Apps competition. ChallengePost is a market place where you can find, solve and post challenges for others to complete. From the site, “Once a challenge is created, other people can JOIN the challenge and pledge money or simply appreciation. Those incentives, which are payable only if a challenge is solved, encourage others to solve a problem and earn their rewards.”
SetJam - the service will open in private beta next week and is trying to help you get away from having to buy cable tv each month. You can search for shows you like, create guides, find out where to watch every episode of each show, etc. You actually watch the shows on the video hosting sites — SetJam adds a frame with the social aspects. Looks like it could be a good partner for Adaptive Blue.
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NY-based CollegeWikis has announced a name change this weekend to Regroup. The company notes, “The name Regroup underscores our commitment to your groups, and everything you find at Regroup is focused around the group concept.” The new Regroup pushes hard on using Facebook Connect although you can still create a regular Regroup account as well. I like the updated name and like the functionality they’ve added recently.
Regroup picked up $2 million in venture capital funding back in October. I wonder if a partnership with, another NY-based company, Unigo might make sense. Both companies basically target the same college student market.