SOURCE: Polkast


July 12, 2011 08:30 ET

Polkast Selected as Finalist in Startup Competition

Out of Over 150 Nominees, Polkast Was Chosen as One of 16 Finalists in MobileBeat's 2011 Startup Competition

CAPO BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Polkast, a revolutionary service that allows consumers to access and work on their digital content from anywhere at any time, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MobileBeat Startup Competition. Out of over 150 nominees, only 16 finalists were chosen.

The MobileBeat Startup Competition recognizes the most innovative new companies in the mobile space. As a finalist, Polkast is invited to showcase at the 2011 MobileBeat event in San Francisco which will host over 500 influencers, investors and press. During the event Polkast will also compete with other finalists for the top spot and coveted Tesla award.

"We at Polkast feel incredibly honored to be chosen as a finalist in the MobileBeat Startup Competition," said Hong Bui, founder and CEO of Polkast. "To be recognized at such an early stage is a testament to our hard work and talented team which has made Polkast's launch possible. I look forward to sharing our service and continuing to develop better, faster and easier solutions for our mobile lifestyle."

Polkast is built from the ground up to give tablet and mobile devices the simplest, fastest, and most reliable way to access all your content on demand. There's no need to waste time uploading, syncing or waiting for files to download. Fetch a 1GB video file in few minutes rather than an hour. Files are cached, so you can enjoy a movie or keep working on your tablet when you're offline. Users also don't have to worry about paying for a limited amount of online storage or pre-planning what files to upload to where. And, since files are stored on your computer in your own network environment, users can have the peace of mind knowing all are securely under your control. Communication and data transferred between your devices are authenticated and encrypted, and none of your files are kept in some online Internet storage site.

Using Polkast is as easy as downloading the free app and logging in. It is currently available for Windows 7. Android users can immediately download the app from the Android Market. The Polkast iOS app is currently being reviewed by Apple and will be available on AppStore soon. For users who are tired of the old routine of uploading, syncing and waiting, storage limitation and cost, Polkast offers the premier solution. For more information and to download the app visit

Hosted by VentureBeat, MobileBeat is known as Silicon Valley's premier mobile event, bringing together 500 of the industry's top VCs, mobile execs, journalists and entrepreneurs. Many previous winners of the Startup Competition have gone on to become mobile juggernauts, including AdMob, Loopt and Touchnote. For more information visit

About Polkast
Polkast is a privately held software company founded in 2010 and based in Capo Beach, California. The company strives to provide users with the easiest, most cost effective solution for digital content access and management across a spectrum of mobile devices. Because you are using your own network and storage you already own, there's no need to go out to the cloud to retrieve your content. Polkast lets you seamlessly connect the dots in your digital life, quickly, securely and without limits. For more information about Polkast, please visit

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