NY Tech Meet Up has announced the top five finalists for the “NY Tech Start-Up Classic,” a technology event featuring product demonstrations and presentations of the most dynamic, cutting-edge technology by New York start-up companies. Comixology, Venmo, Stickybits, Perpetually and SetJam will unveil their products before a live audience on Wednesday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m., at the CEA Line Shows and Digital Downtown Conference, scheduled June 22-23, 2010 at 7 West 34th Street in New York City.
The finalists be judged by a panel of technology experts that includes including serial entrepreneur and founder of Mimeo.com Jeffrey A. Stewart, managing editor of Silicon Alley Insider Dan Frommer, and Thatcher Bell, principal at DFJ Gotham. The winning startup gets free exhibition space at the upcoming 2011 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, to be held in Las Vegas January 6-9.
NY Tech Meet Up is a not-for-profit, community-led organization founded in 2004 by Meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman, and consists of over 14,000 members that representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. Its monthly events – where members gather to watch emerging companies demo new ideas, hear leading-edge thinking on technology topics, and build their networks to develop their businesses – has seen startups such as Foursquare and Tumblr first making their debut at one of their demos.