TotSpot, Cogi Get Spotlight

The Los Angeles technology crowd turned out in full for last week's Twiistup 5 event--a showcase for startups looking for exposure and funding--with over 1,000 attendees at a private aircraft hangar at the Santa Monica airport. The winner of the judge's choice award was Cogi, a Santa Barbara-based firm which develops a service for transcribing conference calls and meetings; TotSpot, which operates a social networking site that allows families to create private sites for their children, was awarded "Fan Favorite" for the most votes from the crowd. Cogi was co-founded by Robert Dolan, former co-founder and CEO of Callwave; Mark Cromack, co-founder of CrystalVoice Communications; and Palmer Jackson, who also was at Callwave. Totspot was co-founded by Michael Broukhaim and Adam Katz, both of whom are recent Harvard graduates.