Pitch and Demo Day Feb-2014 #SVEPnD

  • February 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Friday in SF : Pitch & Demo Night & Friday Happy Hour

Pivotal Labs will host us in San Francisco this coming Friday, Feb[masked]:30pm! Come see a half dozen startups pitch their ventures to investors and connect with 100+ other entrepreneurs, developers and angels. Space is limited, we will be at capacity. Please only RSVP if you're going to make it! Event is first come first served. See you soon!

=== Agenda===

6PM Networking

6:30PM Opening & Introduction

6:32PM Opening Remark

6:35PM  Keynote

6:40PM Startup Pitch

7:30PM Founder Story

Dave Bell, Grand Winner of Jan 2014 Pitch Demo Day

Vj Anma, Runner of Jan 2014 Pitch Demo Day

7:45PM Co-founder pitch (Open mic)

8PM Judging Panel Discussion 

Rodolfo Gonzalez, Foundation Capital 

Rauhmel Fox, WHOmentors.com, Inc

Saji Johnson, Anicca Venture

David Cao, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs, Early stage Mobile Angel Investor 

Moderator: Martin Stroka


8:15PM Closing Remark

8:30PM Networking (Welcome sponsors)

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Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required) http://goo.gl/qJcwIi (application will be considered for future events)

Demo: your product at world's largest Mobile Entrepreneurs community, in the heart of Silicon Valley! 

Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event! (Registration not required, you can also post at our startup job board Startup Job Board:http://goo.gl/LAiojM)

Here is how we are helping the winners of Pitch and Demo Day to get funded in 6 months:

• Pitch a group of investors privately

• Connect with the investors from Silicon Valley Venture Network

• Featured by SVEntrepreneur group

• Post your jobs, openings, partnership offers for free!

• Free services from many sponsors

 To apply for pithcing at SVE, Apply here:

https://docs.google.com/a/sventrepreneurs.net/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dE93YTNnZmdyM3BWWEFPVnBNZjR6X0E6MA#gid=0

Investor Registration: goo.gl/rxwuP

Welcome product for Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, and Cloud.

Pitching Rules: 

http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/pages/Startup_of_MOnth_Pitching_Rules/

Startup selection process before event happens:

Fill out application form---> Confirmation letter from SVE(only startups with below qualification can receive) ---> Pre-selection process by SVE & Judge---> Come and pitch

Qualification:

1 Commitment: The Founder or CEO must work full time for the Start-up. 
2 Presentation: Only Start-ups with a public live application are able to present. 

=== Startup Pitching List ===

Wiz Maps:  "Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. "

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

waygum.io : "WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. "

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Spotlime: "Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events - the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute."

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

Race Yourself: "We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. "

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

Onvedeo: "Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video."

Presented by Boubou Guiro, CEO

Sowt:  "Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to--literally--make their voices heard."

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat, Co-Founder & CEO

Tournative: "Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel."

Presented by Quynh Pham, Founder and  CEO

===Details ===

Wiz Maps: "Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. " 

Our current demo for the SF and San Jose markets is at:
http://64.90.186.70/~whizmaps/whizmaps/#

Type in "95125" into the search box and press the search button to see real-time data maps rendered. Being improved and B2B.

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

• Analyzed and ran due diligence on the real estate and banking industries with emphasis on current local demographic and economic data. Developed system to monetize this data information. 

• Developed an accurate 24-month forecasting model at the national & local (Block Group) levels.

• Developed unique colorized maps and reports allowing customers to select form a list of the latest local parameters, such as job growth or migration. Maps allowed ranking of local parameters that changed every month/quarter, and then optimal listings or target.

• Discovered a more accurate model not to properly assess risk. Built a team that developed the only accurate predictive model for over 300,000 US markets that accurately predicted the housing crash in late 2007, 2-years before it happened.

waygum.io : "WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. " 

WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. Its Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaas) product provides the best in class enterprise grade push notifications, audience intelligence and analytics (Think Parse.com for Enterprises). The Visual App Dev product helps you create beautiful Mobile Apps.

Check us out at wagyum.io 

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Tech from IIT Madras, one of the most prestigious Engineering University in India. 15+ years Enterprise Software Experience; Has architected, led and  built many high impact software systems in Cisco, eBay, SVB, Wells Fargo. 

Spotlime: "Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events - the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute." 

Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events - the simplest way to discover and book events last-minute. Join us at www.spotli.me and start enjoying the best events in your city in 2 taps. 

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

"I am Co-Founder & CEO at Spotlime - the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute. Before founding Spotlime, I worked in VC (MAS Angel Fund), consulting (The Boston Consulting Group) and banking (Barclays Capital) in Germany, Italy and UK."

Race Yourself: "We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. " 

Race Yourself is a unified, gamified, fitness platform leveraging wearable technology, and based on an augmented reality experience to motivate and entertain users. At first it will be for Google Glass, but imagine being able to ‘Race Yourself’, everywhere you can see a heads up display, smart watch or screen in gyms/ on your phone. Race against a 3D virtual avatar of yourself, against friends or celebrities, a well known computer game character, or fleeing from flesh eating zombies pursuing at your target pace. Race on foot, bike, through gates or slope style on skis or a snowboard, or even whilst sky diving mid-air. The point is that tens of millions of people are underwhelmed by their fitness trackers because all they do is track. We’re turning it into a game by race-ifying it, providing useful real-time feedback to motivate better performance, and we'll extend the experience (over time) to other sports.

For serious athletes, this may be racing yourself, your team mates and gaining on-screen technique feedback. For others, this may mean challenging groups of friends or earning 'sweat credit' from burning calories and building streaks to unlock further features and rewards.

We’re putting everything we’ve got into our first product right now but at the core of it we’ve built a platform entirely focused on enabling rich (and stable) spatial experiences in a battery-optimised, low CPU environment. Whether as an API for other developers or a ready-made platform for brands – we are building something with many revenue streams to explore.

The virtual reality fitness angle has been incredible for talent acquisition - we've built a superstar-only engineering-led algorithm, AR and AAA gaming team to rapidly create a new tier in the fitness software market.

We were over-subscribed for our first funding round ($325,000) which we closed early October and our Beta launch during CES week received loads of positive press including a TV appearance on Fox Business and articles in Mashable, TNW, Metro, Mirror, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch, Men's Health, The Mail, Fast Company and Pocket Gamer.

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

"With a background in engineering, banking and venture capital, I've seen how life changing taking fitness seriously has been for me. Now I've made it my mission to build he world's most exciting exercise platform."

Onvedeo: Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video

Video marketing is widely accepted as being the best Online marketing tool out there, but videos are hard to produce, really expensive, can't scale and are not personalized. Onvedeo creates micro-localized, auto-generated, hyper-targeted videos. We solve the video marketing challenges in the current online market with an automated video engine that produces high quality and personalized videos easily, affordably and at scale. We currently use this technology to generate real estate listings videos for brokers and agents nationwide. We are building the next generation of video ads. We believe the future of video ads is content. 
Onvedeo videos drive more engagement and stronger SEO. Our clients can finally compete with the Zillows and Trulias of the world for Google ranking simply by having one of our videos on their site.

Presented by Boubou Guiro 

Boubou Guiro is the CEO and Founder of Onvedeo. Prior to Onvedeo Boubou was heading up product at CBS Interactive.

Sowt: Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to--literally--make their voices heard.

Sowt (Arabic for 'voice) is an audio social network, offering people a platform to--literally--make their voices heard. Launched in March 2013 on the web, iOS, and Android, Sowt today boasts close to 50,000 users. 

The idea behind Sowt was inspired by the events of the Arab Spring. The founders initially wanted to create an audio-based citizen journalism platform, but the idea then evolved into a more generic platform that can be used by journalists and others alike. Today, engagement on Sowt spans a variety of topics, from current events to music and poetry, social issues, and even jokes! 

Website: 
http://www.sowt.com 
Intro video: 
http://youtu.be/6i3Ne1ow_iE 
iPhone app: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sowt/id582625275 
Android app: 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.sowt.com

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat,  Co-Founder & CEO

Hazem Zureiqat is the Co-Founder & CEO of Sowt, a new audio social networking platform. He leads product development, marketing, and investor relations activities at Sowt. Hazem is an active member of the tech community in his native Jordan. He is currently based in Silicon Valley.
A graduate of MIT and Macalester College, Hazem's area of expertise lies in transportation engineering, planning, and economics. In addition to his work at Sowt, Hazem serves as a transportation consultant at Engicon, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm based in Amman, Jordan. He has previously worked at the Greater Amman Municipality as the Head of the Transportation Economics and Modeling Division.
Hazem is currently the President of the MIT Arab Alumni Association and a founding member in Taqaddam, a citizen-driven political, economic and social platform in Jordan.

Tournative: "Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel."

TourNative is a unique online marketplace that connects travelers with the locals all over the world. Our one of a kind platform serves as a bridge between travelers who are looking to experience a country in its full authenticity and the natives who are eager to show their local hidden gems.

Presented by Quynh Pham
Quynh Pham is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Computer Science. Upon graduation, she worked as a software engineer at IBM and for several finance and e-commerce companies. Quynh is now a serial entrepreneur, a hacker, a finance enthusiast, a world traveler, and a technologist. She single-handedly took online classifieds to the next level and founded Reachoo. Reachoo is now profitable and serves hundreds of thousands users monthly.

She's just launched her second startup, TourNative, and on her way to grow it rapidly. 

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Awesome Investors in our network:

Richard Melmon  --- Bullpen Capital

Kayvan Baroumand --- nestGSV

Duncan Davidson  --- Bullpen Capital

Patrick Mork ---  Google Play

Bill Reichert  --- Garage Technology Ventures

Amit Sinha  --- SAP

Konstantin Tryapitsyn  --- Vice President of Business Development, FinEx+ Asset Management

Vignesh Ravikumar --- Sierra Ventures

Sonja Markova  --- Keiretsu Forum

Marcelo Manjon  --- Xseed Capital

Jialu Chen  --- Asset Management Venture

Mahendra Ramsinghani  --- TriplePoint Venture

Eugene Zhang --- InnoSpring; TEEC Angels.

Mike Loftus  --- Angel's Forum

Binay Ackalloor  --- Sand Hill Angels

Neil Weintraut --- Cloud Venture

Ting Louie  --- SharesPost Investment Management / SP100 fund

Monali Jain  --- Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor

Luke Lee  --- Asset management Venture

Greg Malewicz  --- Facebook

Benjamin Taran  --- Keiretsu Forum

Rauhmel Fox  --- WHOmentors.com, Inc.

Li Jiang  --- NestGSC / GSV

Rashmi Gopinath  ---  Intel Capital

Susan Liu --- Scale Venture Partners

Gaurang Sanghvi  --- Venture Capital & Private Equity

Natalie Nguyen  --- Asset Management Ventures


Some pictures of past Pitch Demo Day: 

Successful Stories 
Below are examples of winners of Startup Of Year 2013. 

Boombotix, Nov-13 Winner, raised $3.2million. 

Nudge Technology, Nov-12 Winner, raised $250K. 

invi. Inc, Jan-13 Winner, raised $3million. 

Oculii, Sep-13 Winner, raised $1million. 

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  • Matej R.

    Very nice event, but next time you should probably get the presentations (keynote or powerpoint) before the start, place them on one computer and make sure everything works ok. Otherwise it was a very nice event and I was happy to meet many very interesting people :)

    February 28, 2014

    • Martin F.

      Good suggestion, thanks for coming

      March 2, 2014

  • Ram G.

    Missed the event.
    Looking for developer as member for exciting social networking service. Right now the founding team is being formed to hash out the blueprint. You'll like working with this young group. Call me (408) four seven six 3120. Or email [masked]

    March 1, 2014

  • Regnar P.

    Great atmosphere. Would suggest bit more control of crowd in respect of presenters, i.e. too much noise

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Ram G.

    Looking to meet find co founder for SoPraise

    February 27, 2014

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    Look forward to meeting with many of you at SF, and Friday!

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The link to apply for pitching is for the 4th quarter of 2013 & is not working. Is there another link?

    February 19, 2014

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