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Pitch & Demo Day - May

  • May 18, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is a special event hosted at the weekend of Google IO.  We would like to invite startups who are utilizing Google technology to demo at this event.

 

Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required

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

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

Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event! (Registration not required)

Event Sponsor: Elance

Free book for all attendees! $50 off the first job you hire on Elance!

 

Venue Sponsor: Hanhai Investment

 

=== Judge Panel List ===

Alex Yoon, Director of Marketing at Elance

James (Jim) Jensen, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

Dinkar Jain, PM at Google in Brand Advertising

Eliot Sun, Co-founder & CEO @ Kloudless

Monali Jain, Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor

=== Agenda===

9:15AM Networking

9:30M Opening & Introduction

9:35AM Opening Remark

9:50AM Startup Pitch

Selected Startup Pitching list:

  • Pinecrest Technology Corp.: “3D Collaboration and Social Network for Christians, Churches and Church Associations”

By Wayne Fu, CEO

  • Open Learning Global Pty Ltd: “Facebook meets Wikipedia for online learning.”

By Adam Brimo, Co-founder

  • Solid Partners, Inc.: “Enabling Collaborative Manufacturing through the Cloud”

By Edward Conroy, CTO

  • Inside a Bit: “PlasmaPage, where publications become live”

By luca mezzalira, CTO

  • Friend Trusted, Inc.: “The Siri of Home Improvement”

By Brenton Marrelli, Founder & CEO

  • Muzzley: "Muzzley is a cloud based platform that allows devices/appliances to integrate and interact with smartphones."

By Eduardo Pinheiro, Co- founder

  • inthis: potlucksconnects people around their shared experiences, bridging online and offline

By Kevin Adler, Founder

  • Flipgigs Inc.: “Flipgigs is a talent based student skillsharing community where we connect talent with opportunities.”

By Jim Doxey


11AM Founder Story

Yuchen Wang, Founder @ TaggTo Inc, April - Startup Pitching Runner.

11:30 Panel Discussion (Judges)

12:30 Networking

 

**** Details ****

=== Judges' Info ===

Alex Yoon, Director of Marketing at Elance

Alexander Yoon is a Director of Marketing at Elance, the world's leading platform for online work, and has been a member of the team since 2009. Alexander Yoon has previously judged in several startup events, including the StartupBus competition and AngelHack San Francisco. With a focus on growth and customer acquisition at Elance, Alexander Yoon has launched numerous international marketing campaigns across a variety of marketing channels. Prior to Elance, Alexander Yoon served as the Editor-in-Chief at Yahoo! Tech and holds a degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.


James (Jim) Jensen, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

Jim Jensen, a partner in Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies Group and a leader of the Firm's China Emerging Company and the Investment Fund Formation practices in Silicon Valley, represents emerging companies, accelerator/incubators and venture capital funds in diverse industries, including clean technology (e.g., biofuels, LEDs, smart meters and solar), digital media, Internet, medical devices, mobile, security and software.  He is a technology entrepreneur and has formed and run multiple e-commerce and other Internet companies, which gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as viewed through the eyes of entrepreneurs.  He also represents traditional brick and mortar businesses that produce profits and cash flow, anathemas to Silicon Valley startup companies.  Jim has been involved in more than 250 investment and exit transactions during his legal career and, as importantly, a handful of exit or restructuring transactions as a business executive.  His transactional experiences range from a few hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Jim managed hundreds of investment transactions as General Counsel, Emerging Markets, with VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital and private equity firm.  He benefits his client through his broad network of contacts in the angel investment and venture capital community.

 

Dinkar Jain, PM at Google in Brand Advertising

Dinkar is a PM at Google in Brand Advertising and previously led the Moible Local Search division. He also is an advisor at WATSI (a YC firm), a columnist at the Huffington Post,  and serves on the selection committee of HBS Angels. He has worked at Amazon and BCG in the past; holds a CS degree from Michigan and an MBA from Harvard.

 

 

Eliot Sun, Co-founder & CEO @ Kloudless

Eliot Sun is the founder and CEO of Kloudless, a revolutionary way to work in the cloud. Located in Berkeley, the company is backed by David Sacks of Yammer, Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and others. Prior to Kloudless, Eliot was a product manager at a couple big companies and founded two other startups. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from UC Berkeley. Eliot enjoys ice cream, eating dinosaurs, and meeting really awesome people.

 

Monali Jain, Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor

Monali Jain is an active angel investor focused on software, mobile and cloud technologies. She is currently active member of Kiretsu Forum and Tie Angel groups. She has 17 years of experience in developing and launching highly scalable, highly profitable internet software products and services. She held leadership positions at Paypal, eBay, Interwoven, Good Technology and GE with global responsibilities. 

Monali also loves to travel and have visited 18 countries. Recently she successfully climbed tallest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro all the way to the top in first attempt. Her hobbies include hang gliding and Indian classical dance. She has completed Bachelor in Engineering from University of Mumbai, India and MBA from Santa Clara University, USA. She has also completed executive education program from Harvard Business School, USA

 

=== Startup Pitching Companies ===

  • Pinecrest Technology Corp.: “3D Collaboration and Social Network for Christians, Churches and Church Associations”

By Wayne Fu, CEO

Product Desc: Upotia

Upotia is a dedicated 3D collaboration and social network for Christians, churches and church associations. Within Upotia churches and church associations can broadcast messages, manage help requests, recruit volunteers, match volunteers with people in need, organize community services and events, share resources and collaborate with each other... Congregants can make faith-based friends, publish Bible study blogs, submit prayer requests, pray for brothers and sisters, volunteer for community services, join interest groups, participate in discussions, organize activities and post pictures... With Upotia, congregations, churches and associations will enjoy interactive communications and connections not otherwise available. Existing members will be more engaged. Local communities will be more involved. The community they serve will have a much improved means of obtaining information about their ministries and services available. Upotia live website:www.Upotia.com. Product description website: http://Jesus.PinecrestCorp.com.

Presenter’s Bio:

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2013-, Pinecrest Technology Corp., CEO

  • Open Learning Global Pty Ltd: “Facebook meets Wikipedia for online learning.”

By Adam Brimo, Co-founder

Product Desc: OpenLearning Platform

OpenLearning provides a social and collaborative area for teachers to create courses, which are based around the principles of student autonomy, diversity of learning materials, open-ness of resources and social interactivity. 
Join a public course:https://www.openlearning.com/courses/BUS832911

Presneter’s Bio:

Adam Brimo is the 2011 Choice Magazine Consumer Activist of the Year, co-founder of openlearning.com and a recipient of the 2011 UNSW Alumni Graduand Award. In December 2010 Adam started Vodafail.com, which attracted over 19,000 complaints from Vodafone customers, nation-wide media coverage and resulted in a $1bn mobile network upgrade. 

In 2011 Adam founded mijura.com with Prashant Varanasi and Melissa Ran to develop a widely used and innovative team management application. Adam then joined world renowned UNSW A. Prof Richard Buckland to found openlearning.com, a social online learning platform. Over 15,000 students have joined courses, including the first massive open online courses from Australia and Malaysia.

  • Solid Partners, Inc.: “Enabling Collaborative Manufacturing through the Cloud”

By Edward Conroy, CTO

Product Desc: 4G:PLM

http://solidpartners.com/

Presenter’s Bio:

Seasoned PLM & CAD professional, with experience in implementation of most common PLM systems. Experience includes working for Siemens in consulting, and being product manager of CAD data management products for Mentor Graphics. Successful track record both in large companies and in small. Co-founder of Perception Software.

 

  • Inside a Bit: “PlasmaPage, where publications become live”

By luca mezzalira, CTO

Product Desc: PlasmaPage

PlasmaPage is a solution that help people to create own digital publication on web, desktop, smartphone and tablet. 
With PlasmaPage you can track every single click inside own publication, you can create slideshow, integrate videos, make a full text search and many other features. 
The best thing is that you haven't to learn anything more, you can use InDesign as everyday and start to deliver your publication everywhere!

Presenter’s Bio:

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13655915&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=vb1e&locale=en_US&srchid=1867796861366703437775&srchindex=1&srchtotal=2&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A1867796861366703437775%2CVSRPtargetId%3A13655915%2CVSRPc

  • Friend Trusted, Inc.: “The Siri of Home Improvement”

By Brenton Marrelli, Founder & CEO

Product Desc:

Home project to do? Simply take a picture of what you need done and sit back and relax while we get you 3 competitive estimates and help schedule appointments with top-rated pros. We are your free personal assistant for home improvement. 
Homepage and Promo: 
http://www.friendtrusted.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vzl9q0f_HQQ
Application Download: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-home-service/id556904993
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.friendtrusted.androidapp

Presenter’s Bio:

Founder and CEO of Friend Trusted. Entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist. Strong both technically and in business with over 10 years as a Software Engineer and launched previous products on my own. 
I have my BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of San Francisco ('02) and MS in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University ('07).

 

  • Muzzley: "Muzzley is a cloud based platform that allows devices/appliances to integrate and interact with smartphones."

By Eduardo Pinheiro, Co- founder

Product Desc:

Muzzley is a cloud based platform that allows devices/appliances to integrate and interact with smartphones. This means that your common day appliances, such as your TV, set top box, computer, etc… can be multi-remote controlled and can interact in different ways with your smartphone. Your smartphone can become your driving wheel for a game, or your microphone to ask a question at a conference, or your pointer or dashboard/monitor. Muzzley provides an array of functionalities for your appliances in an easy to use environment. Third parties can integrate with muzzley through the muzzley sdk's. 
notes: 
- We raised $520k in december 2012 
- We are producing a pilot with a Telco/Internet Tv provider operator 
- We lauched the beta version for developers at the beginning of February


Presenter's Bio:

Expertises: In this tech industry for the past 13years, strong software development background focused on joining technology with business. A serial entrepreneur with 2 companies founded in the past.

 

  • inthis: potlucksconnects people around their shared experiences, bridging online and offline

By Kevin Adler, Founder

Company bio:

The richness of our relationships is lost on social networks. We are "friends" or "not friends," and easily forget who's who and how we are connected.

inthis restores real-life context to our online relationships. Our simple invite platform connects people around their shared experiences, bridging online and offline.

We help people keep in touch and share new opportunities to get together based on what they've done before. Our first app, inthis: potlucks, helps you find potlucks nearby. Yum.

Presenter bio:

Kevin F. Adler is a sociologist entrepreneur and actor. He works to empower people to trust more, fear less, and find strength through vulnerability. He is the co-founder and CEO of inthis, a contextual invite app for building relationships around shared experiences. Their first app, inthis: potlucks, helps people find and organize potlucks nearby. His first book, Catalyst: How A Disaster Can Bring Us Together or Tear Us Apart, will be published by UPA this fall.

Previously, Kevin was the co-founder of alumn.us and BetterGrads. He is a founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation-SF, a StartingBlocsocial innovation fellow, and an advisor to recovers.orgOxypreneurship, and the Lawton Chiles Prep School. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post. Kevinstudied social capital as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge and at Occidental College, where he received the Culley Award as the top graduating senior. He lives on Silicon Hill (aka San Bruno Mountain) near San Francisco, where he enjoys trail running and hosting epic fireside potlucks.

  • Flipgigs Inc.: “Flipgigs is a talent based student skillsharing community where we connect talent with opportunities.”

By Jim Doxey

Product Desc: Flipgigs

Flipgigs is a talent-based skill sharing network that connects merchants and consumers with students and part -timers looking for odd jobs and experiences that will pad out their resumes and portfolios.Crowdsourcing tasks has never been easier.

www.flipgigs.com
There is a video posted on our site 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW4VQo751nI

Presenter’s Bio: 
My role here spans many activities from strategic to tactical— 
some technical, others less so. Currently focused on product iterations, scaling the service, identifying strategic partners and initiatives to build our audience and grow the business 

Awards & Recognition 
* Voted Best Startup Award unanimously at , "The Startup Conference,", Mountain View, May 2, 2012 among hundreds that applied and 7 Finalists that were selected to present to an investor panel consisting of 

Dave Mc Clure of 500 Startups 
Thomas Korte , AngelPad 
Joyce Chung, Garage Technology Venture 
Christine Herron, Intel Capital 
Heidi Roizen, DFJ 
Stephanie Palmeri, SoftTechVC 
Manu Kumar, K9 Ventures 
op 10 Finalist, Vator Splash LA, June 4, 2012 , Los Angeles selected to present to a Panel consisting of 
Terence Fung (Senior Corp Dev lead at Zynga), ), 
Adam Huie (Hatch Labs), 
Tom McInerney (entrepreneur and angel investor), 
Alex Gurevich (Javelin Venture Partners) 
Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital) 
Media: 
Flipgigs has been featured by Forbes, Pando Daily, 7*7, Startup Beat, Vator, Silicon Valley Business Journal and a few other blog and news sites. 
Forbes features Flipgigs as the top 5 most promising social site for students serving a specific need. 
"It is an extremely good and idea that helps young people and their neighbors. If it can build that database quickly enough, I think it has the opportunity to become a very large company."

- Shel Israel, Writer

 

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