The DEMO conference, which has been described as a dating service for funders and start-ups, is under way in Phoenix. There’s nothing inherently local about the show, but some companies that may in one way or another have an impact on the local arena are there.
The Washington Post’s Leslie Walker has a rundown of some of the companies and their "demos."
One company at DEMO with local in its blood is Transparensee. (CEO Steve Lavine has spoken at TKG conferences in the past.) The company has a search technology that helps unearth/discover related items that are similar to the user’s initial query (restaurants, real estate, dating, shopping, etc.) It’s a B2B enhancement for consumer-facing sites.
And local is a prime application for the company’s technology.