Four Tucson tech startups are the newest graduates from the Arizona Center for Innovation’s Mentored Launch Program. By applying technology to solve problems ranging from how to eliminate traffic jams to how to find nearby friends with time to hang out, these companies have developed products that are attracting attention to Tucson’s startup scene.
Smartrek offers a collaborative mobile traffic app that encourages cooperation between drivers to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The app is currently in beta testing in four western cities, and the app will be officially launched this fall.
Equisight Inc.’s Ride the Race® technology takes viewers along with jockeys on the race track. The company’s overall vision is to develop video solutions for live sports, entertainment, and consumers, and to heighten the experience of sports-viewing. See a horse race from jockey Curtis Kimes’s perspective as he takes Ocean Seven to a 6th place finish in last year’s $50,000 John Bullit Stakes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwJfRqSSPOk.