Biggest Austin Presence at DEMO in History

Austin continues to make “Top 10” lists for everything, and break new records. Here’s one for you from the legandary DEMO conference in San Jose this week. A record-breaking six Austin companies launched at DEMO this week, and three of the six are being incubated at Capital Factory with one being an ATI graduate.

Demo Fall 2014

Student Loan Benefits

Student Loan Benefits has developed a modern employee benefit that allows companies to boost their recruiting & retention success by reducing their employees student debt. Think 401k for student loans. The company is being incubated at Capital Factory.

There are three main components to the SLB program:

  • Optimize – each employee goes through the SLB platform to compare & apply for 70+ consolidation, refinance, and relief programs.
  • Pay – SLB integrates with a company’s payroll system to automatically facilitate payments for the employee and utilizes repayment strategies to efficiently pay off the loans.
  • Match – employers can provide a matching contribution towards their employees’ student debt, just like a 401k.


Connect with life.

Smart devices are here: Wireless thermostats, activity monitors, networked music systems and a whole host of devices in the home.

Wouldn’t it be great if they all could communicate together? Wouldn’t it be even better if they worked in unison to make your daily routines easier and more enjoyable?

Now there is an app that does all that and works in the background so you can get back to the things that really matter.


ATI graduate DRAFT is an investment application company that offers community-based investment solutions. The DRAFT app helps self-directed investors make smarter decisions by demystifying the complexities of investing and lowers the amount of fees investors pay while also educating users on simple strategies to reach investment goals.


Obsidian is a Bitcoin exchanged based in the United States that allows people to trade Bitcoin without first sending their money overseas.

CurbEnergy (demo video)

Curb Inc., a clean energy tech startup at Capital Factory, introduced the Curb home energy management system and mobile application, today at DEMO Fall 2014 in San Jose, CA. Curb is taking pre-orders through its website and expects to begin delivering the system nationwide in the first quarter of 2015.

Suvola (demo video)

Suvola is creating a line of cloud infrastructure, web services and enterprise data management software for the emerging system-on-a-chip (SoC) based microserver market. Packaged and sold as self-contained appliances, products based on Suvola software will address the mid-market’s need for more cost-effective, easier to manage information technology infrastructure to support end-user desktop, tablet and mobile applications. The company is also incubated at Capital Factory.

Biggest Austin Presence at DEMO in History

4 thoughts on “Biggest Austin Presence at DEMO in History

  1. Hi Bryan,

    Great stuff here and congrats on all of your continuing fine works in our community and beyond.

    One slight change I would suggest making in your very last sentence above.

    Rather than ‘with his wife’ I believe that Angie Menell looks and reads in a more professional way.

    There you have it and Happy Thanksgiving!

    ps Keep your eyes on Food Innovation Lab at UT directed by Robyn Metcalfe.
    I am enjoying teaming with her.


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