It’s graduation day at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and the audience for the demos–heavy on the enterprise offerings, but with a buzzy online dating startup spicing up the proceedings–was the biggest we’ve seen it. Betabeat arrived at the IAC HQ even later than usual and so found ourselves relegated to the standing-room-only section, behind a small mob of dudes with messenger bags.
Sidling up to a table, we almost bumped into the fashionably attired cofounder of Trendalytics, practicing her speech in a mutter and pacing the floor in sky-high nude heels.
Without further ado, the companies:
Let’s get this party started.
GO: Ben Lerer and Roger Ehrenberg do a fist bump and talk about having a coding sleepover #brogramming
1 – Companies are coming out to Empire State of Mind. Investors high fiving them as they walk down the aisle.
2 – Unlike last year, when Bloomberg was filming, the lunch with investors after demos is private this time.
3 – David Kidder introduces Contently, says he’s an investor, and promises this thing has legs. Mr. Kidder says its gotten to $1 million a year.
4 – Contently’s Shane Snow talk about how LinkedIn became their client after trying Demand Media and other content farms.