PuPPy & Techstars Present 2nd Annual PyCon Startup Row Pitch Night

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Techstars Seattle and PuPPy presents PyCon Startup Row Pitch Night The time has come again for you, the members of PuPPy, to select Seattle’s startup representative to travel to PyCon in Portland to represent our Python community and startup scene at the annual conference produced by the Python Software Foundation (https://us.pycon.org/2016/).

On March 21st, Seattle Python-using startups will be pitching for a spot on StartUp Row in the PyCon expo hall, and you will select the winner via Twitter(@ps_python). Companies must have fewer than 15 staff members, have been in operation for less than 30 months, and of course, use Python somewhere. Using Python for testing qualifies for example. Companies, apply to pitch for the audience here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iMtjqP60wPsCY6oi28S3Dvjk1k_oJGRjC54XeJQe-SM/viewform?c=0&w=1).

Representatives of our partner Techstars Seattle (http://www.techstars.com/programs/seattle-program/) will be present to answer any questions you have about one of the world’s most successful global ecosystems for entrepreneurs.

Ian Shafer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianshafer) founder and CTO of Anthology will join us with to share with PuPPy members a talk on his experience as an engineer founder.

Lagunitas (https://lagunitas.com/) sponsoring beer. Summit Law Group (http://www.summitlaw.com/) sponsoring food.

6:30 PM Start Check-in/Networking begins

6:55 PM Opening Announcements

7:00 PM Ian Shafer's Talk

7:30 PM Break

7:50 PM Pitches Start

8:40 PM Voting using Twitter

8:45 PM Winner Announced

8:50 PM Move to Big Time Brewery for after-party

Announcing our slate of candidate startups:

C-SATS (http://www.csats.com/)

C-SATS is a performance management system for evaluating and improving technique in healthcare professionals rapidly, accurately and cost effectively.

The current state of technical skills assessment in medicine is prohibitively expensive, time-intensive and subjective. C-SATS enables healthcare organizations to evaluate and improve their practitioners’ skills.

Educative (https://www.educative.io/)

Educative provides authors like University Professors, Industry thought leaders, Technical Writers, and Subject Matter Experts in Computer Science to quickly create interactive & visually immersive computer science courses. Content published by authors on Educative is sold on a marketplace to students of CS. Educative and content authors split revenue.

Metabrite (http://www.metabrite.com/)

We believe that accurate, well organized data drives smarter decisions. That’s why MetaBrite builds distinctive technologies that power the next generation of consumer behavioral insights. We’re on the cutting edge of consumer engagement, crowd-sourcing, machine learning, and behavioral analytics.

We liberate data that has been otherwise inaccessible and use it to help our clients arrive at decisions that shape the world we live in. We do that by being a global leader in the development of automated receipt capture and processing technologies.

Our proprietary SDK gives you the power to deliver the most accurate product level data in the industry – on demand and for lower cost than ever before.

Ombitron (http://ombitron.com/)

We make it easy to gather and utilize data from remote endpoints and drive critical business intelligence for the enterprise. In addition, we optimize the performance of the deployment in the field, increasing uptime and reducing expensive technician service calls.

ReUP (http://reup.tech)

ReUP, a B2B online marketplace, addresses the critical market fragmentation underlining the nascent recreational cannabis industry. Poised to launch in Washington, ReUP facilitates the efficient exchange of information, enhancing operations and producing superior economics for cannabis suppliers and retailers.

Faced with a unique commodity in a dynamic and complex regulatory environment, the diverse team at ReUP utilizes current technologies to build a secure, adaptable, and scalable platform. The marketplace directly addresses the cost and time waste currently disrupting the supply-chain, while the platform continues to develop in order to establish itself as the distribution technology solution of choice for cannabis in current and future legalization states.

ReUP - where the "re-up" of your cannabis supply is made simple.