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Vote Now: Internet Startup Live! Showcase On The Web

Today through Friday we're giving you the chance to view the firms that presented at Internet Startup Live! Venture Showcase at Fall Internet World. We had standing room only watching and evaluating the selected firms that presented.

Here now on the Web we're featuring those firms for you to glance over, kick the tires on, and tell us which you think is the best. Next week we'll let you know which scored highest and give you some feedback on which we think shine brightest. You be the judge. There's a dozen firms, so get ready to see some possible future hot stars of the Internet space right here.

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INTERNET STARTUP LIVE! VENTURE SHOWCASE SPOTLIGHT

Who

Chart Links LP

Web

www.chartlinks.com

Stage

early stage

Sector

Software

Year established

1995

Employees

15

Strategic allies

IBM/Lotus

Mission/market strategy (in their own words)

Utilizing Lotus Notes, Chart Links develops health care workflow applications integrated with a distributed patient chart. Depending upon user needs and bandwidth, Chart Links products can be deployed as a thin or thick client on a LAN, the Internet or an intranet.

Currently, we are emphasizing the marketing of our rehabilitation products into a $500 million software market with plans to become the market leader. The Chart Links product architecture can be applied to diverse clinical work groups with near term entry into the long-term care, the physician and employee health markets.


Who

DeskGate Technologies, Inc.

Web

www.deskgate.com

Stage

early stage

Sector

Commerce

Year established

1996

Employees

8

Strategic allies

NY Post, TotalSports, DoubleClick

Mission/market strategy (in their own words)

DeskGate has created the first secure electronic publishing and document delivery system with portable e-Commerce, persistent copyright Protection, and multimedia enabled interactive content. Dubbed 'the Internet's Traveling Salesman' by the media, the 'VIApublisher' electronic content container has everything necessary to conduct an electronic commerce transaction on board.

VIApublisher can carry movies, books, magazines, newspapers, music, and catalogues. The product knows the price and terms of its contents and protects them from unauthorized tampering and copyright infringement while preserving the purchaser's right to access the contents for repeated personal use. VIApublisher can be passed from computer to computer via e-mail acting like roving billboards as they move from person to person.

When it's time to buy, the VIA perks up and collects the payment or use information directly from the purchaser and knows exactly where to deliver the payment or use information. When the transaction is finished, VIA returns to its 'traveling salesman' state. The purchaser reads their choice of magazine or newspaper, watches a film or listens to CD quality music and decides to pass it on to friends.

The VIA moves on to the next transaction, leaving the goods safely locked to the purchaser's computer. The product is sold as transaction based services and/or software.

Tomorrow, more firms which presented! Of the above, which do you think is a better idea? e-mail us now  your votes tallied and revealed next week (c) 1998 Mecklermedia, Internet.com