Pitch and Demo Day 2014 #SVEPnD

  • April 26, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required)

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

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=== Agenda===

9am Networking & Breakfast (Sponsored by Appmethod)

9:30am Opening & Introduction

9:40 - 9:55am SportsLab P&D and Q&A

10:00 - 10:15am HashCube P&D and Q&A

10:20 - 10:35am FriendRyde P&D and Q&A

10:40 - 10:55am eHarvestHub Inc. P&D and Q&A

11:00 - 11:15am Sourceasy P&D and Q&A

11:20 - 11:35am Atooma Inc. P&d and Q&A

11:40 - 11:55am LogicFort Inc. P&d and Q&A

12pm Judges Deliberate / Attendee Announcements

12:15pm - Closing Remarks

=== Judge Panel List ===

Mike Loftus, Angels Forum, F50 

Greg Greer, Management Consultant at Capco

Heather J. Richman, Managing Partner , GreenLight Strategies, LLC 

=== Judge Panel Bio ===

Mike Loftus is an investment partner at F50.  Prior to this he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at The Angel's Forum. He brings over 20 years' experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has held senior leadership roles with several young companies including Zentera Systems, E-machines, Graphic Media, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA.

Mike is also the Founder of The Glue USA, which advises early stage companies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy and sourcing investment capital. He mentors Australian companies through the ANZA Technology Network and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark. In 2012, Mike served as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale. He has also mentored high school and college students through SAGE Global and the Haas School of Business.

Mr. Loftus has degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the Franklin Covey Leadership Program.

Greg is an EIR for F50 where he helps discover and evaluate potential startups. He is also a Management Consultant with over 8 years experience in the financial services industry working with technology platforms. His focus has been on developing and executing business strategy, enterprise software implementation, and IT integration. As an undergraduate finance student he was part of a student-run venture fund with assets of $18 million where he conducted due diligence on startups and co-invested with VC firms. In addition, he mentored a startup pharmaceutical company that won $40k as part of an entrepreneur challenge. Greg was also an intern at a VC backed startup where he worked on business development and marketing initiatives before it was acquired.

· Corporate Development & Strategy Consultant

· Strategic Relationship Development & Management

· Traditional & Non-traditional Funding Strategies

· Seasoned Political Strategist w/ focus on U.S. Department of Defense

Heather Richman is a seasoned corporate development consultant and political strategist for the energy, biotech, and tech spaces. More specifically, she focuses on relationship development & management, traditional & non-traditional funding strategy, political strategy & military relationships.

Richman has a diverse background on Capitol Hill, in academia, and in the technology and energy and tech sectors. Heather previously handled State & Federal Government Relations for Stanford University, which included working closely with the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency. Before entering the private sector, Heather spent five years on Capitol Hill overseeing appropriations, budget and tax issues for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY). 

Richman is Managing Partner of GreenLight Strategies, where she works closely with early-stage startups. Her client, HEVT, won the 2012 Cleantech Open Grand Prize. In addition, Richman currently serves as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense Energy Excelerator in Hawai'i, a consultant to SURGE Accelerator in Houston which is focused on the oil & gas space, and a mentor for the Greenstart Accelerator turned venture fund. She has two young daughters who pride themselves on their ability to make electric motors out of pasta.


=== Startup List ===

SportsLab: "SportsLab has made it really simple to show your athletes where to improve in the weight room, playbook, and more…empowering them to be accountable for their team."

HashCube: "Developer casual games using Quest framework that monetize 10x compared to competition."

FriendRyde:"Friends taking you places"

eHarvestHub Inc.: "eHarvestHub is developing a website and mobile app to help small farmers capture the 14 - 35% of revenue they lose selling to middlemen rather than retailers."

Sourceasy: "Full Stack Textile Sourcing"

Atooma Inc: "The Almighty Smart Action Platoform"

LogicFort Inc.: "Connecting Producers, artists, viewers from Hollywood to Bollywood and Bollywood to Hollywood"

=== Details ===

SportsLab: "SportsLab has made it really simple to show your athletes where to improve in the weight room, playbook, and more…empowering them to be accountable for their team."

Noman Ahmad and Nick Maxwell founded SportsLab with a mission to capture the life cycle of the student athlete and to empower them to be their best. Empowerment helps athletes fully realize the values learned from playing sports like leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. Founded in San Francisco, SportsLab is a big data analytics company focused on capturing on field and off field performance initially for high school and college teams. 

Presented by Noman Ahmad, CEO/ Co- Founder

Noman has a track record of success in marketing, sales and engineering for Dolby and Seagate. He grew up in Oklahoma, but failed at every attempt to play high school sports. This failure fueled his passion to use his professional experience to create a technology platform to empower athletes to live up to their potential and live their dreams. He left his job at Dolby to start hustling for SportsLab.

HashCube: "Developer casual games using Quest framework that monetize 10x compared to competition."

HashCube is a mobile and social gaming company. They are the developers behind the most popular Sudoku game on Facebook and also the most monetized Sudoku game on iOS. HashCube has 4 games and they are played by over 2.5 million users. The company's flagship title, Sudoku Quest monetizes 10x better than the competition because of the Quest framework. Sudoku Quest has 100k monthly actives on Facebook and 20k monthly actives on mobile. HashCube is now looking to replicate it's Quest framework on to 10s of more casual games, making them deeper, more engaging, social and monetizing 10 times the industry average. 

Presented by Deepan Chakravarthy, CEO & Co-Founder

FriendRyde:"Friends taking you places"

Founded in February 2014 and after $ 25,000 of friend funding, FriendRyde MVP was launched to be tested in Barcelona Spain, as a transportation network that connects travelers with local friendly drivers who could offer them airport pick up services, ideally completing the AirBnB experience. 
FriendRyde is operating Now in Barcelona and Marrakesh and is raising a seed round to officially launch.

Presented by Akram Benmbarek, Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur, Former investment banker. Founder of Social IQ. Co-founder of Elbotola.com #1 Sports news website in North Africa. 
USC Trojan.

eHarvestHub Inc.: "eHarvestHub is developing a website and mobile app to help small farmers capture the 14 - 35% of revenue they lose selling to middlemen rather than retailers."

HE PROBLEM – Small farmers lose 14 to 35 percent of their revenue because they sell to middlemen rather than retailers. They do this because on their own they lack the volume, the marketing and the carrier system to sell directly to retailers

OUR SOLUTION – We are developing a web and mobile app to help farmers capture lost revenue by allowing them to list their fresh produce online, aggregate volume across multiple growers to directly fulfill retailer demand. This essentially gives retailers one location to purchase directly from various growers and meet their demand. Our mobile app does for farmers and truckers what UBER did for its passengers and drivers essentially lowering shipping cost for farmers while increasing the truckers profit by eliminating the need for transportation brokers.

• Direct access to retailers and food servicers, the highest paying buyers.
• Increase profit margins and eliminates the need for the middlemen
• Lower delivery cost
• Opeartions efficiency with Order management automation

• Increased profits by eliminating the need for transportation brokers
• Take control of own schedule and availability
• Build brand reputation – On time delivery, customer rating 

• Purchase at a lower cost
• Directly purchase from small farmers
• Lower delivery cost

1. Unlike Foodlink, eHarvestHub bypasses the middlemen connecting small growers directly with retailers
2. Unlike iTrade Network, eHarvestHub charges a flat transaction fee
3. Unlike HarvestMark or RedLine Solutions, our traceability solution provides case level Chain of Custody 
4. Unlike Foodlink and iTrade Network, we increase marketing and brand exposure for small farmers and truckers opening new markets for them.
5. Unlike CH Robison, we offer truckers control of their rates and schedule
6. IPs - (Unable to discuss yet).

Presented by Alvaro Ramirez, Founder & CEO

I am passionate about adding value to customers. An experienced leader in customer discovery and product development able to pivot to gain market share by delivering products that address market needs and yield higher profits. Place high value and trust on my teams to meet high and pressing deadlines while being involved on every step of the process. I place high value in team collaboration and available resources to accomplish goals.

I am driven by the challenges to deliver meaningful products and services to the market place in both B2C and B2B environments. Experience in both the corporate and start-up environments managing small and large teams. Extensive experience in business development and sales, meeting and exceeding goals. I must admit, I love the start-up ecosystem; the energy and passion it brings in others as they look to disrupt and change the world is often unmatched. Where ever I work, with whomever I work I bring high energy and the "We Can Make It Happen" Attitude"

Sourceasy: "Full Stack Textile Sourcing"

Sourceasy is a private label textiles manufacturing and sourcing service. 
We offer a hybrid mix of an online technology platform coupled with offline Operations to present a seamless solution to private label sourcing.Our cross border setup helps us do small minimum quantities, quick turnarounds, control quality, build client's trust, and let clients self-serve their own orders and reorders.
We do low minimums and can respond fast to requests for styles. 
Minimums are as low as 10 units and we offer a single door-delivered price.

Presented by Pranay Srinivasan, Founder & CEO

Pranay has 15 years experience in running Textiles / Apparel Supply Chains. He is founder of Sourceasy. 
Pranay is a graduate from St Xaviers College, Mumbai, India.

Atooma Inc: "The Almighty Smart Action Platoform"

Atooma SRL born in Italy, Rome on March 2012. The Company has been funded to build up an initial mobile application concept came out from a University training course for potential startups started on January 2012. Company has been funded by four cofounders: Francesca Romano, Gioia Pistola, Fabrizio Cialdea and Andrea Meriggioli thanks to a first seed round of 90K $. The concept of the application was finally created and launched as a private Alpha version to 5K users (launched on September 2012).
Public Beta version was launched on the end of October during the Techcrunch Italy edition 2012 where also the Company has been appointed as the winner of such edition.
On January 2013 Atooma got a second seed investment from a US corporation (65K $) that allowed the italian Company to relocate in US. Atooma INC born.
On March 2013, during the Mobile Premiere Award 2013 (@MWC Barcelona) Atooma won the prize as Best App of the year. Thanks to such huge international visibility Atooma users grows quickly reaching 200K users in less than 4 months.
A pending patent is also submitted and waiting for confirmation in the US.
At the end of March two Angels joined the Company via Convertible Notes bringing into the Company additional 100K $, in the meanwhile the Company closed a partnership with Samsung to embed Atooma into the new smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
After such successful partnership the Gear was launched on September and Atooma team started immediately to work on a second partnership around the Galaxy Gear II later launched on February 2014.
On March 2014 the Company entered to be part of the Alcatel One Touch innovation program and also won the Hub Raum IOT Bootcamp in Berlin.
The Company is now in fundraising looking for a Series A investment of 2-2.5M$ (200K $ already secured). The application so far reached more than 400K users and an SDK has been launched in Private Beta with the idea to let third party developers and companies interact with such technology in a smart and integrated way.

Presented by Fabrizio Cialdea, CEO and Co- Founder

Fabrizio is a TLC Engineer with great expertise in Mobile Network design, features development and validation. It include the ability to manage high-end projects which require a good expertise both in Project Management and Technical skills point of view. 
His great love for the latest mobile based technologies persuaded him to take part to a new and exciting mission: create a new startup Company based on an incredible idea.

He has a strong background thanks to the participation on several important projects, such as:

Android based app software design and development, 
Launch of LTE Network in Italy (Ongoing), 
Launch and Optimization of WiMAX technology in Italy (Ongoing), 
RF validation and product quality analysis on several mobile phones (including the launch of Android based phones, HSPA+ mobile based, GPS, WIFI, advanced antennas systems), setup of the IOT and RF validation procedures to be used on mobile operator side.

LogicFort Inc.: "Connecting Producers, artists, viewers from Hollywood to Bollywood and Bollywood to Hollywood"

LogicFort TV assists distribution of Hollywood and Bollywood content to viewers across the language, country and cultural divide. Company has offices in Santa Clara, CA and Mumbai, India. There are 2 business founders and developers in USA and 25 people animation artist, web and mobile programmers in India. Currently, Logicfort is in discussion with major TV channels for partnership. Company has supported multiple Hollywood and Bollywood movies by contracting or subcontracting their work.

Presented by Vivek Ukidve, CEO & Co-Founder

CEO, eSmartPowerUtility - Internet of things platform for wireless sensor network. Successfully executed a city wide infrastructure platform. Products are in Production. Exited by licensing technology to the investor.

Work Summary : (10+ Yrs experience Project Manager and Business Analyst)

Currently a Business Developer for LogicFort Inc.

Project Manager and Business AnalystWorking 

Professional in Project Management (PMP), 

Business Intelligence (SAP BI) and CRM (SalesForce, Microsoft Dynamics). 

Experience in developing mobile applications for Andriod and iOS.Experience in cloud based websites and data analytics.

Experience in Executive Dashboard and Reports using Excel, Crystal Reports etc.

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

Developer Job Board: http://goo.gl/FC0HBM (By Mobile Developer Network)

Startup Job Board:  http://goo.gl/LAiojM (By SVEntrepreneurs)

Venue Sponsored by InnoSpring

Breakfast Sponsored by AppMethod

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  • Jessica

    Thank you for organizing this great event. I learned a lot, felt inspired, and made good connections. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Art

    Excellent presentations by Entrepreneurs. Great location.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Ash

    Couldn't attend I thought its 6:00 PM. got confused with other meetups time.

    April 26, 2014

  • Orin L.

    I am an Angel investor in Tech and Lifescience ( New World Angels and Crunchfire Technologies and Venture looking to network at the meeting.

    April 26, 2014

    • Matthew Y.

      Hello Orin, Arubixs CEO Brandon Meirs and I building wearable and new smartphone. Our technology may interest you, can we arrange to talk next week. Matthew Yeseta

      April 26, 2014

  • Susan


    If you answered yes, then you need to be at Enerspace in Palo Alto on Tuesday, April 29th from[masked] PM for:

    Panel Discussion: Angel Funding (50 Participants MAX) http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/175726642/


    >>> Panelists <<<

    Jim Jensen, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

    Mike Loftus, Angels Forum, F50
    Al-Hassan Hlieieh, Founder & CEO, Nudge Technologies
    VJ Anma, Founder & CEO, Patient Army

    TBA, Angel Investor

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Marcia D.

    Do I have to register to attend, learn and network? I am not pitching.

    April 25, 2014

  • Matthew Y.

    Interested to join

    April 25, 2014

  • david s.

    how to register for next pitch and demo day? is this pitch independent to F50?

    April 24, 2014

  • David M.

    Looking forward to seeing you guys.

    April 23, 2014

    • David M.

      I am going to present you our new 3D printer DeeGreen just have a look www.be3dprinters.com

      April 23, 2014

  • Pranay S.

    Sourceasy will be pitching.

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Akram B.

    Exciting! FriendRyde.com will be pitching. See you guys there.

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we going to get notified by email if we have been selected to pitch?
    I have submitted my application but have received no response yet.
    Still am ready!

    April 20, 2014

  • Gene

    We would love to pitch!!

    April 20, 2014

  • Eddie G.

    has the selection as to who is pitching been made?

    April 20, 2014

  • Tina R.

    Looking forward

    April 20, 2014

  • Virginia

    [masked] Hey Viki, I noted that the event needs a place for the group. Does the Group prefer that the event be in the Valley, or can San Francisco be considered? Please let me know. Thank you. Cordially, Virginia

    April 15, 2014

    • Art

      preferably Valley

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Ronnie S.

    Hi Guys,

    I am a private equity investor currently based in Melbourne but will likely move to the states in 12 months time.

    I will be going to China Shanghai and Chong Qing to meet my Chinese partners in 2 weeks.

    On the off chance that anyone is looking to set up something in Chonq Qing, China

    Very interested to set up viable projects for the city.

    Google Chongqing with its population of 30+ m. 

    Any interest to have a quick chat I am available on Skype (if you give me a heads up)


    Ronnie Sun

    April 10, 2014

    • Russell H.

      Ronnie I have a technology you and your partners maybe interested in. Send me an email and I'll send you the tech docs.

      April 11, 2014

    • Ronnie S.

      Sounds good, [masked]

      April 15, 2014

  • Neha A.

    I submitted the application. When will i find out if i am selected to demo?

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Alvaro R.

      Neha, I was told, it would take up to a month to find out. Good Luck - whats your startup about?

      April 10, 2014

  • SmartPhoneRecords

    We look forward to networking and showing everyone what's new with the SmartPhoneRecords App. (iOS & Android)

    April 9, 2014

  • Kevin

    I'm new to this group and trying to see who's welcome to attend this event. As an entrepreneur, can I just come, watch the contest, and meet people?

    March 28, 2014

    • Vicky

      Sure! Welcome!

      2 · April 7, 2014

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