OK, after writing extensively about the WSA Investment Forum last week, here most likely are the final thoughts of the one-day event linking startups with investors and potential customers.
The winner that grabbed the "Best & Brightest" award was
SNAPin, a company developing software that helps people figure out how to use their mobile phone without having to call customer service.
A couple of the panelists, including Adrian Smith of Ignition Partners and Tom Huseby of SeaPoint Ventures, raved about the company and thought it was the right time for such a product. The company was compared to how the ATM helped people bank without the support of a worker.
Here are other winners in the four categories of digital media, health IT, Web services and wireless:
Best Funding Pitch: thePlatform and Melodeo
Best Funding Pitch: Teranode
Best Sales Pitch: Genelex
Best Demo: PayScale
Best Funding Pitch: HyperQuality
Best Funding Pitch: Ontela
Best Sales Pitch: SNAPin