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Invitation: Microsoft Meets Sramana in the Cloud - A Pitch-Fest with Big Prizes!

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Hi, Everyone,

We are very happy to announce the details of our next event - which will take place on March 12th at 5:30 PM at Microsoft in Raanana.

For this first-of-its-kind event, 8-10 companies will be selected to pitch online to Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley's top strategists, from the Microsoft facility in Raanana. Each 5-minute pitch will be followed by a 5-minute strategic analysis by Sramana.

Following the pitches, a panel of judges will select the top three companies ... who will each be awarded a full tuition by Microsoft for Sramana's 1mx1m program - valued at $1000 each!

Note: See info about Sramana and the 1mx1m program here:

Criteria for Selection:

We are looking for companies with the following types of technologies:

- Breakthrough software

- Applications designed to operate in a public cloud

- Applications that enhance the use of tablets/smartphones

- Applications that operate on the desktop

Benefits for Presenters:

- Get a brilliant, on-the-spot analysis of their project by Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley's top strategists, with suggestions about how to increase chances of success

- Gain exposure:

---to investors in the audience

---to Sramana's large network (who will listen live or to online recording of the event)

---via MS marketing of the event

Benefits for Winners:

- A year of Sramana's ongoing mentorship during weekly strategy roundtables

- Opportunity to study a unique curriculum designed to prevent mistakes, save time and money

- Chance to absorb the tribal knowledge of Silicon Valley based on carefully analyzed case studies of hundreds of successful companies

-Introductions by Sramana to potential customers and investors among her extensive global network

Deadline to Apply to Present:

Please send in your applications to pitch by March 6th to:


5:30-6:00: Registration and Networking
6:00-6:10: Greetings, ISN/Microsoft

6:10-7:00: First batch of pitches and Sramana's remarks
7:00-7:10: Short presentation TBA

7:10-8:00: Second batch of pitches and Sramana's remarks
8:00-8:15: Judges vote & Winners announced

8:15-8:30: Networking/Conclusion of Event

We look forward to receiving your applications and to seeing you at the event.

All the best,

Arlene and Ken


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