40 St. George Street 40 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

Come and see some local startup companies demo their innovative products that are using Web 2.0+ interfaces to create immersive and engaging experiences in a collaborative environment.

Date: Tuesday December 16, 2008
Time: Refreshments and registration at 6:45pm; demos start at 7pm
Location: Bahen IT Centre, Room 2135 (second floor)
Presenters: Anand Agarawala from BumpTop, Paul Nykamp & Barry Fogarty from Octopz, Ali Asaria from well.ca
Cost: Free for everyone; ToRCHI members are eligible for prizes

BumpTop is a fresh and engaging new way to interact with your computer desktop. You can pile and toss documents like on a real desk. Break free from the rigid and mechanical style of standard point-and-click desktops. Interact by pushing, pulling and piling documents with elegant, self revealing gestures. BumpTop's stunning interface makes clever use of 3D presentation and smooth physics-based animations for an engaging, vivid user experience.

Octopz is a powerful new next-generation online collaboration software, created to meet the challenges of creative professionals, such as product designers, graphic artists, photographers and digital media producers. Octopz uniquely allows users to markup a wide range of interactive digital media – videos, audio, animations and 360º panoramas – as quickly and easily as image files and standard documents. Octopz also allows meeting organizers to invite anyone with a Mac, PC or Linux to join an online meeting instantly, enabling them to see and talk to other participants in real-time using built-in text messaging, VoIP and webcams.

Well.ca is Canada's largest online health and beauty store. Well.ca carries more than 15,000 products and ships all orders for free. Founded in April of 2008 by 27-year-old Ali Asaria, Well.ca is growing into a technology leader in eCommerce through it's R&D department, Well.ca Labs.

Official Website: http://torchi.org

Added by Harumi on December 15, 2008

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