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May 12, 2009 / Danny Robinson

Launch Party Vancouver 7 Companies Announced

LPV6 by John Biehler

7 companies have been selected to demo at LPV7, a crop of promising startups that includes locals and a few “guest stars” as well.

Here is the crop of companies that you can check out at the event, and soon you’ll be able to cast your votes on (vote starts Saturday AM) the LPV7 Strutta-powered voting site. Here they are, in no particular order:

Seattle-based Foodista was selected as one of the out-of-towners to join us for LPV7. Here’s the goods on Foodista, in their own words:

Foodista is a collaborative project to build the world’s largest, highest quality cooking encyclopedia. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people learn how to cook everything and anything.
Bootup Labs’ own are ready to show you what they’re all about. Ask what they can do for you today, and be sure to ask them about their technology plans for the future as well. uses swipe card technology; a’ “Restaurant Loyalty Card” that you keep for all future certificate purchases. When you go to pay at the restaurant, present your card to the server.  The server will swipe the card to verify the amount and type (lunch or dinner) of your purchased certificate with our system. Then, the amount of the certificate is automatically deducted from your bill.

Local newcomer Muutu will be on hand as well, fresh off the release of their private beta. They’re not showing too many of their cards just yet, so you’ll have to get the scoop directly from Ashish on the day. Their homepage gives plenty away about the idea with its tag line, though: “Local Classified Search.”

The team from Wantsa will be there to answer your questions about their new service. Here’s the Wantsa 101 in their own words:

Our purpose is to combine “online personal search” with “positive change” using our social media based platforms and applications, thereby redefining the future of online business and charitable giving.

Local story-building app Protagonize will be on hand. This bootstrapped heavyweight has been really popular with community members, so be sure to have a look!

Protagonize is an online community originally dedicated to the (nearly) lost art of the addventure (yes, that’s spelled right), a very specific type of collaborative fiction. Recently, the site has been expanded to support the creation of linear stories, as well. We hope this will allow the site to attract a broader community of authors looking to create collaborative, interactive fiction.

The folks from MakeGood want to show you a better way to track, monitor and display your contributions to the community:

MakeGood acts as the bridge between the customers and businesses, enabling companies to display the positive things they are doing while publicly stating their commitment to social responsibility. Which is great for customers, because they can see what each company cares about and supports.

The Tynt team is visiting us from over the mountains in Calgary, and has in app in beta called “Tracer.” How does it work? Here it is in Tynt-speak:

Each time a user highlights or copies text or images from your site Tracer records the user action, and automatically adds a link back to the original content when it is pasted. Now, you can see what is being copied from your site and benefit from the additional traffic generated by each copy.

Certainly  great crop of talent in this group. It’s not too late to get a ticket (though it will be soon) so you can meet these founders in person to find out more. And don’t forget to cast your votes for your favorite starting Saturday morning!

*LPV6 image by John Biehler’s iPhone.



  1. Teh / Jun 22 2009 1:56 pm

    not sure about the rest – but Wantsa looks like a pump and dump more than actual biz:
    Cell Donate & Wantsa share the same ambitious story and management team

  2. John Paulson / Apr 29 2012 3:42 am

    you know that Charitable organizations that have an income of more than £5,000, and for whom the law of England and Wales applies, must register with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

  3. James Pallotta / Apr 29 2012 10:38 am

    An exchange (or bourse) is a highly organized market where (especially) tradable securities, commodities, foreign exchange, futures, and options contracts are sold and bought.


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