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Check out of some of the top up and coming startups in Silicon Valley as they pitch to a panel of investors.
Meet other entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley movers and shakers.
Network, socialize and connect!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Networking, Food
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Pitches
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm Announcements, Raffle, Networking
Each entrepreneur will pitch for five minutes, followed by five minutes of Q & A from the investor panel.
There will be five pitchers participating. There will be prizes from Microsoft awarded to the top pitcher and the runner up. The overall winner will have the opportunity to meet privately with one of the investors on the panel.
There will also be door prizes given out to some lucky attendees.
The presenting startups have placed first or second in preliminary pitch rounds. They are among some of the most promising startups in the startup eco-system.
1) SEO Engine http://www.seoengine.com
SEO Engine sells search engine data and intelligence to big brands looking to improve search engine visibility and online marketing ROI. Recently named as a Top 25 Enterprise SEO Solution by Website Magazine, the patented cloud-based data explorer provides access to data that is otherwise impossible for brands to obtain.
2) Whalepath http://www.whalepath.com
Whale Path is reinventing the way business research is done by introducing postgraduate students from top US universities into the equation. Whale Path is the bridge connecting Academic and Professional communities by addressing needs of both: professionals get customized quality research at reduced cost and students earn money, gain work experience and connect with future potential employers.
3) AnyMeal http://www.anymeal.com
Food sensitivity is a growing concern and decision factor for families and individuals who choose to eat out. AnyMeal is a platform that creates greater confidence in the restaurant experience by providing detailed dietary data about specific dishes given by the managers, chefs, and fellow restaurant-goers.
4) Study Soup http://www.studysoup.com
Study Soup is an education content delivery and interaction platform for the higher education space. Study Soup is developing a marketplace where educators can curate content for their classes, create new content, and sell it to their student users.
5) YacTraq http://www.yactraq.com
Yactraq monetizes video by extracting meaning from speech. YacTraq customers their metadata to more effectively target ads, help users search for and discover content, profile users and analyze brand sentiment on social video, among other applications
Panel of Investors
We will be holding regular, on-going pitch events in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
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All potential pitchers must attend this pitch workshop/practice session/tryout:
(This pitch workshop/practice session/tryout is held weekly.)
All the following types of participants are welcome:
1) startups who would like to pitch
2) investors who would like to be on a panel
3) sponsors for food, venue, door prizes, media, etc.
4) event organizers to cross promote the event
5) volunteers/interns to help with organizing the event
This event will be video taped and archived for future reference for Idea to IPO members.
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