presents its third class of startups at the accelerator's Demo Day on Thursday, March 12. Though the event will feature happy hour and live presentations at Northern Kentucky University
, startup enthusiasts need not leave the comfort of their own home/coffee shop/office to watch the events unfold.
UpTech will also be live streaming the event on their website to the benefit of those who cannot attend.
That said, the presentations at NKU's Digitorium should not be missed. The facility features a floor-to-ceiling media wall that will bring each startup's ideas to life.
UpTech is in its third year of operation since launching in 2012. Its home in the heart of Covington has provided over 60 jobs and, as an accelerator, invested $1.3 million in startups. Past UpTech graduates have received a combined $2.1 million in investments and won numerous contests and grants since leaving the program.
UpTech will graduate seven companies from their Covington accelerator this year. The startups have been housed at UpTech since September, collaborating with mentors and tweaking their ideas to make them more attractive to investors. There is no "prize" awarded at the end of this event — it's simply an opportunity for each startup to strut their stuff in front of an interested and engaged audience.
UpTech's 2015 portfolio includes:
: uses interactive games and activities to make medical intake forms more fun.
: activity-driven publishing platform that tracks the user's favorite events.
: social content-sharing platform for K-12 educators.
: real estate web app designed to simplify the user's closing process.
: social planning app for parents.
: seamless solution for credit card issues that arise when the user is a frequent traveler.
: social gambling app for sports enthusiasts who want to bet on games against their friends.
UpTech's Demo Day begins at 5 p.m. at NKU's Griffin Hall. Pre-registration is recommended for both the NKU event
and the live-stream viewing