Tech start-ups go go to head in Las Vegas contest

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Daniel Rothberg/ Las Vegas Sun

An employee for Text Safe Teenagers talks to guests at Tech.Co’s regional start-up competitors Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas.

Friday, July 24, 2015|1:53 p.m.

Two teens are sitting in an automobile. They are smiling, chuckling and the driver is looking down at her smartphone when, out of no place, a truck knocks into the side of their vehicle.

The windows ruin. An airbag deploys. A pink shoe flies into the back seat.

The drama is posted on the site for DriveSafe Mode, an app that alerts parents when teens utilize their smartphones while driving.

Text Safe Teenagers, the Las Vegas-based startup that developed the app, does not shy away from making an emotional plea. And it appears to work.

The business positioned initially in a start-up contest hosted by local blog site Tech.Co on Thursday night at the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas.

IndiCard, a Denver-based mobile app that targets discount rates to service industry employees, won a readers’ survey.

The 2 apps will compete at a regional competition at Tech.Co’s Celebrate 2015, a three-day conference in downtown Las Vegas Oct. 4-6.

Right here’s are startups that presented at Thursday’s contest:

IndiCard (Denver): The app lets service market staff members register to receive discounts from getting involved businesses. The company remains in the procedure of broadening into Las Vegas.

LegalQ (Henderson): “Recommendation Sites Suck.” “Telephone directory Suck.” “Types Draw.” That’s the fundamental pitch from LegalQ, which sets up an industry to compare reviews and rates for attorneys.

PrayerSpark (Las Vegas): Targeting millions of Americans who determine as spiritual but not religious, the site lets users send interfaith prayers online. It contributes 82 percent of its income from welcoming cards and products to support charities operated by spiritual leaders.

Reaction (Las Vegas): The app assists remote customer care representatives picture issues by allowing users to illustrate their problem. Instead of describing a problem to a customer service agent on the phone, Response lets users to send out photos, short videos and little files.

SMTP-IO (Las Vegas): This startup provides tools to enhance workplace interaction with an email platform, archiving on the cloud and clever message processing. They assure to provide “easy yet superior” mail options with an eye towards huge companies that manage numerous accounts.

telePING (Las Vegas): The app consists of 15 activity choices– such as getting coffee– and assures to bring users together to mingle only when they have actually made the very same demands. TelePING’s pitch guaranteed to alleviate self-doubt and fear of rejection in being familiar with someone.

Text Safe Teens (Las Vegas): With much of its technology patented, Text Safe Teenagers intends to give parents a way to prevent their teenagers from texting and driving. The app likewise can be utilized by managers accuseded of overseeing fleets and business motorists.

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