## Startup Row
**PyCon gives twelve free booth spaces in the PyCon Expo hall to startups**. Startups exhibit next to sponsors like Dropbox, Google, and Rackspace. Startup Row nurtures the growth of startups using Python like the 2014 alumni: Inbox, CheckiO, Tindie, and Trinket.
Startup Row gives early stage startups using Python a unique opportunity to connect with a global, highly technical crowd. Among the 2600+ PyCon attendees, could be a new co-founder, a startup's next investor, a future business partner, or even hundreds of new users. These are stories shared by previous Startup Row nominees.
The technological landscape of tomorrow will be formed by companies like these Startup Row participants. Come and meet them at PyCon Montreal.
## PyCon 2015 Startup Row Participants
|Distelli is a Infrastructure Automation company located in Seattle. Our mission is to build the world's best deployment platform for developers.|
|x.ai offers in private beta an AI-powered personal assistant that uses email to schedule meetings for users.|
|Offers content strategists Malcolm Gladwell in a bottle.
Making sense of data has become a key differentiator to creating quality content. Oz enables the world’s thought leaders to easily conceive, research, and craft original stories from any set of data. Our algorithms finds correlations between seemingly unrelated patterns and find patterns in apparently unrelated data to create startling content that command attention.|
|Erudit Science builds Sphinx, a toolbox to accelerate the development of educational products. It include an intelligent mathematics tutor that will blow your mind.|
|We are creating the go-to guide for Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship success. Get advice from experts and innovators on demand with just a click of the mouse.|
|MonkeyLearn is a SaaS cloud platform that allows every company to use MachineLearning to extract relevant data from unstructured text.|
|Dormchat is a mobile app focused on college students. It’s provides the easiest way for students on campus to communicate and connect with everyone in proximity on campus.|
|TrueVault offers a HIPAA compliant backend as a service. This lowers overall costs for developing new innovative applications and tools for the medical and healthcare industry.
|We automate your customer data via simple event-based triggers and the magic of APIs.|
|Roomstorm is a B2B marketplace for hotel rooms. Roomstorm helps hotels when overbooked or airlines when a flight is cancelled to find rooms for displaced customers quickly. |
|Find a place to stay from over 2500000 properties curated from over 22 sites. Zilyo is the world leader in vacation rental search.|
|Tanay Tandon and team won YC Hacks Y Combinators first-ever hack-a-thon with an iPod Touch with a $30 lens that detects malaria.|
## Pitch Events
Startup Row participants were selected by a web application and during pitch events held across North America in the months leading up to PyCon.
Here's a list of events we held for our 2015 Season:
- Techweek LA, Friday November 21, 2014, Media Temple Stage on SM Pier
- PyCon Startup Row Pitch Event Seattle, February 11, 2015
- PyCon Startup Row Pitch Event NYC, February 24, 2015
- PyCon Startup Row Pitch Event Montréal, March 3 2015 (link with more details soon)
- PyCon Startup Row Pitch Event San Francisco, March 11, 2015
## Alumni News
Startup Row wants to build a community around startups within the global Python community. To accomplish this, Startup Row chairs Yannick Gingras and Don Sheu continue to keep in touch with alumni.
With a great 2014 class for Startup Row, we have great news to update everbody with:
- Procured Health raised $4m Series A in March 2014
- Nilas (formerly Inbox) raises $8m Series A, January 2015 with SV Angel and Data Collective leading
- CheckiO mentioned in Mattermark's list of 20 most promising companies of 2015 likely to soon raise a Series A