GDG San Francisco and StartupWeekend are teaming up for another event at Google San Francisco!
Connect with Silicon Valley's community of entrepreneurs and Google Developers!
Pitch Night (part of Night Out with G+) is your opportunity to meet people from the valley and around the world, pitch your ideas, form teams, and take the first steps at making your idea viable.
You'll spend the evening working with your teams to refine the idea, and the top teams pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win some pretty sweet prizes. Plus, you might just find the right co-founders to continue working on this with you at #iohack!
Participants of GTUGsf's After IO Hackathon are automatically RSVP'd to this event.
- 6:00-6:30 - Check in / mingling / snacks & beer/wine
- 6:30-7:00pm - Find teams based on interests
- 7:00-9:30pm - Refine idea
- 9:30-10:00 - Judges choose top 10 teams. Crowd chooses 2 crowd favorites.
- 10:00pm-11pm - Top 12 teams pitch to panel
Kevin Rose - Google Ventures Seed Stage Investor
Kevin Rose is a Venture Partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on early-stage and seed investments. He has deep roots as a founder and serial entrepreneur, and brings this experience to advise Google Ventures' portfolio companies. Prior to joining Google Ventures, Kevin co-founded Milk, a mobile application development company in San Francisco. Previously Kevin was the founder of Digg, and co-founder of Revision3 and Pownce (now Six Apart). Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of the Tony Hawk Foundation and Digg.
Kevin has been named on Bloomberg's list of “Top 25 Angel Investors,” Time's and BusinessWeek's lists of “Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web,” and MIT's list of “Top 35 Innovators under 35.”
Don Dodge - Google Developer Advocate
Don Dodge is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google Don was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. Don is also a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks.
Chris Messina - Google+ UX Designer
Chris Messina is a San Francisco-based advocate of the open web, known for advancing such communities as Spread Firefox, BarCamp,coworking, and technology initiatives such as OpenID, OAuth, Activity Streams, hashtags, and microformats. He is on the board of the OpenIDand Open Web Foundations. He and currently works on Google+ as a UX Designer.