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Pitch & Demo Night + GDC Party: Thursday, March 20 @ Horizon in SF #svepnd

  • Mar 20, 2014 · 5:15 PM
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Pitch & Demo Night + GDC Party will take place Thursday March 20th @ Horizon SF in North Beach, 5pm-9pm in partnership with Society3 and Startup Socials and with support from Embarcadero and Google! This is going to be a high energy event and  should be both productive and lots of fun! We're even giving away an XBOX ONE compliments of AppMethod!

When: Mar 20th, Thursday, 5pm-9pm

Where: Horizon, 498 Broadway Street, San Francisco  

Buzz about it HERE


• Colt McAnlis, Google Gaming

• Patrick Mork,  Founder / CEO at Unspoken Tales, EIR at Signia, X-Googler

• Darnell Kemp, SF Angels

• Jon Vlachogiannis, ZeroFund

• Sydney Armani, SVCrowdfund Ventures / Angel Investor, Investor Network

• John Thomas "JT" , Embarcadero (AppMethod)


• GoToPal: "Virutal Personal Assistant services, Free Messaging, Voicemails, communication, Maintain To Do List, iphone, windows phone, android."

• HelpMeNow: "Is a mobile application that connects people who need help with those who are willing to help with routine tasks or some good advice."

• Collusion: "A smarter way to CollaborateCollusion is disrupting the very nature of collaboration, offering powerful new ways to develop ideas, run projects and solve problems."

• Speecheo: "Never miss key information - GET THE IMPORTANT MOMENTS DURING ANY LIVE EVENT"

=== DETAIL ===

•  GoToPal: "Virutal Personal Assistant services, Free Messaging, Voicemails, communication, Maintain To Do List, iphone, windows phone, android."

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GoToPal was founded in 2012 with a vision to build the Virtual Assistant to specifically take care of people when they are away, busy, travelling, vacation, sick, not connected, etc...

It's the modern assistant that will give you more time for your real-life and manage your digital-life. That's GotoPal’s vision.

To show the vision in action, GoToPal created a product called 'Smart Voicemail'.

Smart Voicemail is an advanced Voicemail with a virtual assistant.

It's simply a more elegant and scalable solution to your voicemail needs. It is instant, reliable, personal, productive, fun and simply beautiful!

With Smart Voicemail you can: 
* Let your Virtual Assistant attend to callers 
* Sync seamlessly with your Calendar 
* Set timed and quick status messages 
* Automatically convert voicemails into Tasks 
* Intuitive UI with Push-to-Talk features 
* App-to-App Messaging with friends across the world 
* Enhanced Visual Voicemail 
... And much much more

Smart Voicemail is now available for FREE in both AppStore and Google Play Store.

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• HelpMeNow

 HelpMeNow is the space for your wants and needs: A mobile application startup, we connect people who need help with those who are willing to help with routine tasks or just a good advice. All interactions are P2P real-time right on the map.

Presented by Vera Kozyr, CEO

• Collusion

Today the world’s most pervasive collaboration, organization and problem-solving tool is still the humble whiteboard. Collusion employs this familiar ‘user interface’ to help people benefit from new ways of communicating, presenting and working together with a technology that acts as the glue of a project.

Collusion is a cloud based free form collaboration platform that is used across tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, smart boards and the web. It’s all about focusing on the work and getting things done.

Presented by Robert Yearsley, CEO

• Speecheo

Speecheo is a mobile and web app which revolutionizes live events experience by creating a smart information channel between speakers and their audience.
Attendees have the perfect tool to never miss the information which matters to them anymore. They can capture speaker content easily in live, take notes and access live tweets.It provides speakers feedback with an reporting of the points of interests of the audience.

Presented by Raphael Harmel, CEO

=== AGENDA ===

5 to 6.30: networking and demos by start ups.
6.30 start: Intros and sponsors
5 presenters:  5 minutes to present
judges: 5 min - Q&A

Judges evaluate and select #3, 2 & 1. Hopefully a judge has insightful feedback - maybe even an invite to an investor group.

Brief announcements while judges are out deliberating.
Announcements of winners
Photo op

Get there early to get some food, compliments of AppMethod!

We’ve also got speakers from Google and Embarcadero to speak at this event! 

Hosted by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups in partnership with:

And with generous support from our friends at:

Brought to you by Embarcadero Technologies

Appmethod is the component--‐based app development platform made for real developers.

Build fast, multi--‐device, cloud and enterprise connected apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OSX. With Appmethod’s object oriented languages, extensible, cross--‐platform component--‐based APIs and visual development environment, developers can deliver fast, compiled apps 5x to 20x faster. Try it out!

Additionally, Appmethod will be offering an XBOX One for lucky draw - Someone will walk away with a new gaming system! (actually it will be mailed to you)

Whaa? XBOX and Google at the same event? No worries! We're all friends here.

Society3 provides technology and techniques helping agile businesses transform their go to market strategy from self promotion to advocacy and create repeatedly successful buzz campaigns. more 

Buzz about it HERE


DEMO application closed! Still one slot for investors. (Investor Signup), please email Patrick [masked] 


=== Tentative Agenda ===

5PM Doors Open

6PM Networking

6:30PM Opening & Introduction

6:32PM Opening Remark

6:35PM Keynote

Colt McAnlis at Google Cloud

6:45PM Startup Pitch

7:30PM Axel from Society3

7:35PM Embarcadero

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

8PM Judging Panel Discussion

8:15PM Closing Remark

8:30PM Networking (Welcome sponsors)

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. 

=== Hiring? Post your job here for free ===

Developer Job Board: (By Mobile Developer Network)

Startup Job Board: (By SVEntrepreneurs)

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  • oscar v.

    hello:) I need some advice. I have a startup in mind but it is a large hardware device and requires funds to start. I can't proto it because of cost. How can I pitch it and to who?

    March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    In the process of developing an elearning startup and a video blog

    March 17, 2014

  • Sudarshan

    Hi i would like to have a demo slot for my start up ? what is the process?

    March 14, 2014

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