Calgary, Canada, February 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Boast Capital, a leading Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) consulting firm, just unveiled StartUpGauge at DemoCamp Calgary.
StartUpGauge is a platform that enables people to easily validate their ideas and connect with the right resources to form a team and take the idea further. StartUpGauge was conceived by Joyce Tse, Ben Guenter, Byron Blair, Jessica Dineley, and Lloyed Lobo, partner at Boast Capital, at the recent Calgary Startup Weekend taking second place at the competition.
The winner of Calgary Startup Weekend earned a spot to present at DemoCamp Calgary; however, since they did not have a working product, StartUpGauge was given the spot. With 3 days to go, StartUpGauge roped in Alex Popa, partner at Boast Capital, to help develop the platform.
The idea behind StartUpGauge is simple – people upload a 30 second pitch that gets voted “Cash or Crash,” following which voters and pitchers have the opportunity to collaborate and take the idea further.
“We believe that everyone has a great idea, but not everyone can translate it into a successful venture,” said Lloyed Lobo, partner at Boast Capital in introducing StartUpGauge at DemoCamp Calgary. “StartUpGauge helps you easily validate your ideas and find the right resources to make it happen...Think Hot or Not meets eHarmony for your ideas.”
About Boast Capital
Boast Capital helps Software, IT, and Manufacturing companies secure and maximize Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits, while minimizing risk and effort. Last year alone, our partners secured over $10 million in SR&ED tax credits for over 100 tech companies in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. For more information visit http://BoastCapital.com.
StartUpGauge is an online platform that helps you easily validate your ideas and find the right resources to make it happen. Using StartUpGauge you can easily upload a 30 second video describing your idea, find out what people are saying about it, and collaborate with those who are interested to take the idea further. For more information visit http://StartUpGauge.com.