New Hot Startups: Silicon Valley, New York and Virgina?

Some of the new startups generating interest in the West Coast, New York and in Virginia? Which one of those will flourish and become the next new trend?

Flotype – Founded in October 2010. Web technology that will enable anyone to easily build large scale web applications.

GetAround – Sept. 2009. Peer to peer car rental by the hour or the day. Network of people who are renting their cars instead of having them parked, unused, for 23 hours a day. Their technology allows people to unlock cars with their smartphones. GetAround won the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last year.

LuJure – Founded in Balcksburg VA. LuJure is a drag and drop facebook application that allows everyday business owner the opporutnity to develop catchy facebook custom tabs that provide interactive content, videos, and specials sparked by timelines and viral activity.

HotelTonight – Launched in 2010 , the website lets you make last minute hotel reservations from your cell phone for a drastically reduced price. It aggregates information from hotels about their daily vacancies. Was names “best travel app” by travel & Leisure magazine.

Dekko – May 2011. Still in the beginning stages and very secretive, Dekko wants to give users all the information they might need about a picture they take with your cell phone or a photo they see on the internet. See explanation at:

iDoneThis – May 2011. sends users an e mail to remind them what they have to do and what they’ve accomplished. The information is put in a calendar so you’ll have a record of what you’ve accomplished and when.

Blurts – A blurt is an audio comment, story, anecdote, narration or voice-over used to add passion, authenticity and tone to any social post – Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, blogs, comments, etc.

TaskRabbit – 2008, A marketplace for busy people who don’t have time to run errands. Users can post what they need done and how much are they willing to pay for the service. If your car doesn’t start, you can get jumper cables in minutes, or you can advertise for extra delivery person for a business at crunch time.

CruisewiseMay 2010. A site that aggregates all the information about cruises into one place and lets you place an order right there, unlike Expedia for example, where you have to call the cruise line after the reservation.

Dynamic Signal – November 2010, a social media marketing platform for marketers to build and operate their own brand communities. An operating system to make word of mouth marketing a key part of the marketing strategy.

Giftly– 2010, Enables users to send personal gift certificate to different stores. The recipient goes to the store, buys what he wants and the amount is reimbursed with the amount of the gift.

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About Basil Puglisi

@BasilPuglisi is a Content Contributor and the Chairman of the Board for Digital Ethos. Basil C. Puglisi is also the Digital Marketing Manager for PMG Interactive. As the Digital Marketing Manager he provides oversight and support to Digital Campaigns, from Website Development to Search and Social Reach.


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