Startup OTIXO Wins Technology Competition and $25,000 Prize
Friday, October 26, 2012
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
OTIXO Wins Technology Competition and $25,000 Prize
Colorado Technology Association’s 8th Annual DEMOgala
DENVER – October 25, 2012 – Colorado
Technology Association (CTA) announced OTIXO, a Boulder-based technology
startup, as the winner of the DEMO Challenge during its 8th Annual
DEMOgala event at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver on Thursday. A $25,000 prize was at stake for the 18
startups that were invited on stage to demonstrate their innovative product or
service in 4 minutes and 30 seconds to a crowd of more than 1,200 attendees.
DEMOgala was kicked off by Governor
John Hickenlooper and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, followed by a keynote from
former Founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, who flew in from
California to speak at the technology conference.
OTIXO, founded by Shannon Thomas, unifies files from cloud services into a single app so that consumers can
search, access, and manage their content from a single place without
This solves the problem of accessing diverse software services scattered
across many cloud platforms, such as programs like Dropbox, Picasa, Basecamp,
SharePoint and FTP sites so that remote teams can share and collaborate on
files from any service without moving files from their source provider. The
result is a reduction in file duplication and ease of accessing different services
in one application.
"CTA is thrilled to offer this prize of $25,000 to OTIXO, the winner of
our DEMO Challenge,” said Steve Foster, President and CEO, Colorado Technology
Association. "This is the first time CTA
has awarded a prize to a startup during DEMOgala, but we hope to make this an
annual event, because we want to see our technology startup community thrive in
Colorado.” Foster concluded.
Colorado Technology Association was the Title Sponsor of the Denver
Startup Week events and held its DEMOgala, which had a sold out exhibit floor
and more than 20 technology experts that shared their knowledge throughout the