Charlotte-based accelerator RevTech Labs sent three promising startups -- eCampus, Paradine and Inovance -- to New York City this week for the TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference for startups.
The conference is a magnet for angel investors and venture capitalists looking to find the next big thing, said local venture capitalist Amish Shah, the companies' adviser through RevTech.
"It was amazing for them," Shah said. "Being around investors, going nonstop...People loved their products."
See all of the companies in RevTech Labs at Demo Day, 2:15-6:30 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St.
Here's more on the three who went to TechCrunch Disrupt:
- E-Campus, a Charlotte-based company founded by Justin Gaither and his college fraternity brother Dan Thibodeau in 2009, has drawn national attention and hundreds of thousands of users with its three operations: RoomSurf.com, which helps college students find compatible roommates, and TextSurf.com, a price-comparison site for textbooks. And on April 19, it launched JoinU, a app to connect students with classmates who have interests in common, whether it’s a major or dreams of starting a band. More than 8,000 students have already installed the app across the country, Gaither said.
|e-Campus co-founders at TechCrunch Disrupt:|
Dan Thibodeau (left) and Justin Gaither (back)
- Paradine, based New York City and founded by Jake Farmakis and Chuck Casella, is designed to change the way professionals save and share restaurant recommendations.
Jake Farmakis (left) and Chuck Casella
|Inovance co-founder Tad Slaff|