AngelPad: Building Great Startups For Spring 2012 Demo Day!

AngelPad is a mentorship program founded by Thomas Korte with a team of ex-Google employees to help technology startups build better products, attract seed funding and grow more successful businesses. AngelPad provides founders with funding, mentorship and the chance to work alongside other great founders at the AngelPad office in San Francisco.

“AngelPad is in the business of taking companies from a very early stage, anytime from idea to some prototyping, all the way through fundraising and beyond as they become part of the network of companies in AngelPad,” explains Korte, AngelPad’s founder. “Starting a company has become really easy. The challenge that we run into is to decipher interesting features and helping build a company around these.”

Twice a year, AngelPad provides its extensive mentorship program to carefully selected startups. The ten week program covers all aspects of a company launch – from idea to product, market fit, customer acquisition and fundraising. A strong emphasis is also put on helping founders prepare for Demo Day, which took place on Tuesday, May 8th for the AngelPad Spring 2012 class. Companies presented their ideas, visions and products to several hundred investors. At AngelPad, founders, mentors and angels work together to build great startups!

Here is a look at the AngelPad Spring 2012 lineup:

Academize – Personalizing education

CodeNow – A live sandbox for anyone with basic programming skills to write code – Making images shoppable and trackable

ElasticBox – Deploy applications, not servers

Embark Anywhere – An intelligent assistant that helps you complete transactions on your phone

Hall – The future of enterprise communication

Mobile Captain – Mobile made simple

Piggybackr – Fundraising for young people

RolePoint – Changing how companies find talent

Spotivate – A simple and beautiful way to discover your city and plan your day

Spotsetter – Search engine for socially relevant spots from your friends

The Rackspace Startup Program congratulates the AngelPad Spring 2012 class on its completion of the intensive 10-week program culminating with Demo Day. We look forward to these companies taking their products out into the world and making an impact online. Looking for some assistance getting your startup off the launch pad? The Space Cowboys are here to help and look forward to hearing from you!  

John McKenna loves startups and is a Space Cowboy with the Rackspace Startup Program. He also crafts customer stories and produces really cool videos for the Customer Reference Program. John enjoys telling stories through his writings…and loves the beach, the ranch, his dog Blue and most of all his three beautiful daughters.


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