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Seven new tech ventures will exhibit their products and present a Demo Day at Internet Week New York’s (IWNY’s) Start-Up City, a special display area and lounge that showcases up-and-coming start-ups with unique technological innovations.

Start-Up City will be open at Internet Week New York headquarters (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street) from May 20th through May 23rd. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the British government department that helps U.S. companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK's dynamic economy to launch their global business adventure, is its presenting sponsor.

The companies exhibiting at Start-Up City will also present at Demo Day, a public event during which each will deliver a five minute pitch about their business on stage before an audience. Pitches will be moderated by industry experts and live streamed for extended reach and impact. Demo Day takes place May 23rd from 2 to 3:50 pm at Internet Week New York headquarters.

Now in its sixth year, Internet Week New York is expected to draw more than 45,000 people to over 400 panels, Meetups, exhibits, screenings, parties, and more taking place at IWNY Headquarters and at venues across the city from May 20th to 27th.

The companies participating in Internet Week New York’s Start-Up City are:

• Distant Job, a remote placement agency that provides companies with highly qualified full-time personnel available anytime. Distant Job’s recruiters all have extensive technology backgrounds, and interview and hand-pick the perfect workers to meet a company’s requirements.

• Genesis Media, a new payment model for premium content and services. Its proprietary platform enables consumers to pay for content with their engagement and viewership with branded advertising, rather than paying with a credit card. For publishers, the company generates significant amounts of new incremental revenue. For brands, it delivers completely new, targeted, high quality video impressions in the most premium online environments.

• Ghostery, a free browser plug-in that gives Internet users a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in their online activity. After revealing who's tracking them, Ghostery also provides users a chance to learn more about each company and the ability to block them.

• MallWeGo, a rewards-based social gaming and shopping platform that uses analytics to best connect users, vendors and advertisers in a fun and social environment.

• MiMedia, a cloud-based platform that keeps personal content like music, photos, videos and documents safe, while providing access to all anywhere, anytime and on all devices.

• Pave, a community where people create teams that unlock the potential of young careers through a social-financial agreement. Prospects (people starting their careers) accept one-time payments from backers, (accomplished individuals looking to put their experience to use) in exchange for sharing a small percentage of income over 10 years.

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