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

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: [masked]


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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  • Yossi P.

    Great venue and organization.
    Need to publish in advance list of companies presenting. I had to leave after 6 presentations, of which 4 companies I've already seen elsewhere and the remaining two were operating in fields irrelevant to me.

    March 13, 2012

  • Amit M.

    Sramana was great. but I didn't like the ideas of the pitchers companies that much...

    March 13, 2012

  • Gil S.

    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to present.

    March 13, 2012

  • Lynn B.

    It was an interesting format and very intense! 2.5 hours without a break was too long! Perhaps have fewer companies present and give each prsenter a bit more time as I felt some of the presentaions were quite rushed.

    March 13, 2012

  • Donna G.

    Well organized, great companies!

    March 13, 2012

  • Marc G.

    This was one of the meetups I've enjoyed the most so far. Good organization, suspense, valuable information, easy networking, great vibe and nice location.

    March 13, 2012

  • Ophir Zardok S.

    As a person who presented in this session I had the opportunity to learn from the other start ups presented and Sramana who gave amazing feedback. The screening process and the all cycle of selection was brilliant.

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it's was very good

    March 13, 2012

  • Roni B.

    Marc, any space left last moment?[masked]

    March 12, 2012

  • Jacob N.

    Marc, any space left?[masked]

    March 12, 2012

  • ophir

    hi marc- would like to join -ophir [masked]

    March 11, 2012

  • Marc G.

    one place left.

    March 11, 2012

  • Marc G.

    I now have two more spaces available in the car going from central TLV. If interested, email me through the meetup website.

    March 11, 2012

  • Marc G.

    Anyone want to share a ride from central TLV? Message me on LinkedIn.

    March 10, 2012

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