Tech in Motion LA recently hosted another edition of its popular event, Demos & Drinks. While many of the LA chapter’s events are held near Silicon Beach, this month added an enticing twist by taking place in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). DTLA has an exciting, up-and-coming tech scene that Tech in Motion was happy to be a part of. Hot companies like Postmates, Saucey and Causecast each had their own booth set up, where they demonstrated their products, mingled with guests and even gave attendees discount codes for their services.
Postmates is an app that’s transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under one hour. Their urban logistics and on-demand delivery platform connects their customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city.
Saucey is an on-demand alcohol delivery service, which makes it easier, faster and safer for customers to purchase drinks and have them delivered in 20-40 minutes. Saucey has been referred to as the “Uber of Alcohol!” They were a definite hit at the event, and even delivered the beer and wine for Tech in Motion that night.
Causecast is a “Corporate Social Responsibility” SAAS (Software-As-A-Service) organization. They develop the leading CSR platform, which drives employee engagement, reduces paper-pushing and helps their clients impact the communities where they live and work.
During the event, Tech in Motion organizers had the opportunity to pick the mind of a few guests in reference to the participating companies, and it turns out that attendees were pretty pro-Saucey that night.
TIM: Of the companies you’ve seen tonight, which would you use in your personal life and why?
Wilfred: “I think Saucey because they helped me visualize the product. They had a tablet where you could actually see the app and pricing, which was more informative for me.”
TIM: “Of the companies that you saw tonight, which do you think is the most innovative and why?”
Dean: “I think Saucey, because they seem to have everything together – their target audience, their packaging, their app looks great…”