SOURCE: Twiistup


February 04, 2010 13:47 ET

Geodelic Named Twiistup 7 Showoff Winner

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) -  Location-based publishing and discovery applications provider Geodelic has won the Twiistup 7 Showoff Competition, which recognizes the best and brightest high-tech start-up companies. The award was presented at the conclusion of the Twiistup 7 conference in Los Angeles on January 28th.

Geodelic was named the winner among 10 Showoff companies selected to present before an audience of tech industry leaders from across Southern California and around the world.

In all, more than 100 start-ups competed to become a Twiistup 7 Showoff. A team of judges graded the companies and selected the 10 finalists based on technology, business model, competitive environment, management team and other key criteria. Geodelic was selected as the Showoff winner by a popular vote of attendees at the conference, as well as other tech industry experts and enthusiasts who voted via text message.

"We're very honored to have been the conference favorite. Twiistup was a perfect opportunity to showcase Geodelic's location-aware discovery app and publishing platform," said Geodelic CEO Rahul Sonnad. 

Prior Twiistup Showoff winners have included ExpenseBay TotSpot and Rubicon Project.

"The Twiistup Showoffs event provided a great boost to Geodelic's positive growth and momentum," Sonnad went on to say. "We'll be back next year." 

Twiistup Producer Francisco Dao added, "We're very proud to have Geodelic represent Twiistup as the 2010 winner. They are a hot startup and hometown success story that clearly wowed the audience."

More than 400 entrepreneurs, investors and industry analysts attended Twiistup 7. In addition to showcasing promising start-up ventures, the conference featured a world-class lineup of speakers including Peter Guber (Chairman & Founder of Mandalay Entertainment), Richard Rosenblatt (Chairman & CEO of Demand Media) and Paul Graham (Founder of Y-Combinator).

More information about Twiistup 7, including a full list of speakers and Showoff companies, is available at Photos of the event are available at

About Geodelic
Geodelic is a Santa Monica based technology company, creating a location-based publishing and discovery platform. Geodelic's service automatically presents points of interest based on user location and context. Businesses and locations can author their own customized Experiences, providing a powerful means to engage and interact with customers on-site. Geodelic is leading the way, with the most robust location-based publishing tools in the world.

About Twiistup
More than a conference, Twiistup is the Los Angeles region's seminal technology EVENT that brings together professionals from the worlds of technology, media and entertainment. It combines a showcase for innovation, a platform for thought leaders and an audience of entrepreneurs, media and investors -- all wrapped in a unique, stylized environment that rivals a Hollywood production. At each Twiistup, 10 Internet/Digital Media startups are selected to present, followed by sessions from an eclectic group of business leaders and successful entrepreneurs. As L.A.'s flagship technology gathering, Twiistup draws its audience from across the country and around the world.

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