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Meetup as startup @ Pitch & Demo day

  • Feb 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required

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

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Welcome product for Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, and Cloud.

Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event! (Registration not required)




Updated Startup of Month Pitching Rules

1 Have judges involve in the selection process.

2 The presenter list will be selected by Team & Judge Panel, and

announce (6-8 startup pitchings) 10 days before.

3 Publish Judge Panel list two weeks before.

4 Those who are confirmed to attend but wont show up will be put in black list.

=== Agenda ===

9AM Networking

9:30M Opening & Introduction

9:35AM Opening Remarks

9:50AM Startup Pitch

Total 10 minutes for each presentation and Q&A.
- 5 minutes for Presentation
- 5 minutes for Q&A

Note: A judge can extend the presentation time limit by an extra minute


Judge Panel List:

-Greg Malewicz, Engineer at Facebook

-Eugene Zhang, CEO at InnoSpring Inc. & General Partner at TEEC Angel Fund

-Binay Ackalloor, Global Strategic Marketing, Mobile Computing Platforms at Intel Corporation

-Duncan Davidson, Managing Director at Bullpen Capital

-Sramana Mitra, Founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M)

-Moderator: David Cao, Founder & Fire Starter


11AM Founder Story

-Iddo Tal, Founder of inviGrand Winner of Jan pitching.

11:10AM Panel Discussion

11:50AM Open Mic (Co-founder Pitch, Job announcements)

12:15PM Lunch and Networking


You can also post your startup job at our Linkedin group:


=== Presenter List (Selected by judge panel)===

Ken Chester

Co-Founder/CEO at CultureMesh

Ken is an entrepreneur who started his first venture in the non-profit arena, when he started a charitable organization working with college-age refugees resettled in the U.S.  He is currently exploring a start-up at the intersection of origin and current location criteria.

Product Desc: CultureMesh

“Using origin and current location criteria to create networks.”

Live beta, as required, available at

At CultureMesh, we're creating the first networking solution for the international (and intra-national) diaspora. With Facebook's recent Graph Search, queries such as "from Michigan, in Palo Alto" or "Arabic speaking, in Oakland" have become possible, but how can you engage with these groups as a whole?  Are you going to message everyone one-by-one (and get yourself kicked off of Facebook)?

No - for this, you would go to CultureMesh, where you join networks on the basis of deep origin and current location criteria.


Li Hong

CEO at Meczu, Inc

3x entrepreneur from Beijing between 1999 and 2005 with 1 exit. Babson MBA and Product Manager at Mamapedia.

Product Desc: LemonCrate (Pls find attached file of LemonCrate.)

“iTunes for your Closet.”

LemonCrate virtualize people's personal closet just like how iTunes did our CD collection and Kindle did our books.


Robert Oliveira

COO at eBookPlus

Robert Oliveira, is a co-founder and COO of eBookPlus, a Silicon Valley-based startup; the company specializes in advertising in ebooks. Prior to joining eBookPlus Robert was the CEO and co-founder of the Language School “Skywards”. He was responsible for established five units of “Skywards” in the last 5 years. Worked like pedagogical coordinator and is one of the authors of the English teaching method “Revolution”.

Product Desc: eBookPlus

"Google AdWords" for eBooks.

The end of piracy. eBookPlus connects Readers, Publishers and Authors with Companies that want to advertise their products and services, and pay only when their advertisement is seen. These companies can advertise to aselectedand targeted public.

People read eBooks for free or with a big discount using Cloud technology, with unobtrusive advertising, which appears only at the beginning of chapters and Publishers and Authors get paid for it.


Akram Benmbarek

Founder & C.E.O at San Diego

Entrepreneur and former Tech IBK. Founder of Social IQ,  Founder and CEO of Snapstrs.

Product Desc: Snapstrs

“Photo Albums made by us.”

Have you ever organized an event and hoped you could see all the photos that were taking by friends and attendees? Snapstrs is making that possible.

Whether it's for big conferences and concerts where thousands add photos to a public album while they're living the moment, or a shopping spree, a birthday, or party with your friends in private, Snapstrs allows you and those with you, to save the moment. Create a new event album, or join an existing one, take pics and invite others to do the same. Watch the album being built on the go. Like, share, comment, as everybody around you add what they snap.


Jan Korecky

From Forsys a.s.

“I am a technology enthusiast with the background as a lawyer. Worked as legal counsel for top tier Slovak law firm advising clients in various legal areas. Wanted to clear my head, joined a startup that I strongly believe in. After succeeding with our startup idea back home in Slovakia, I have come to the USA to help our startup find partners that could help us grow where it matters most.”

Product Desc: By Square

“A bridge between the paper and electronic worlds that simplifies mobile payments and invoice processing.”

Our solution bridges the world of electronic and paper invoices by embedding QR codes on invoices or other media. We aim to establish a standard for electronic invoices, that works on paper and also in electronic form.  By Square generates a PAY By Square code and an INVOICE By Square code, which businesses can include on their invoices or other financial documents.

PAY By Square may be used in the banking industry for mobile payments, peer to peer payments (imagine square without the dongle or credit card), online banking, payment order processing at bank branches and even in ATMs.

INVOICE By Square has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of inbound invoice processing in the small and medium enterprise.


Jonathan Govette

CEO at referralMD

Jonathan Govette is the CEO of referralMD - As referralMD’s strategic leader, Jonathan is responsible for developing key relationships with healthcare organizations, online positioning, branding, product design, and team development.

Prior to referralMD, Jonathan has sold innovative products and professional services in the enterprise online and print marketing / web development / software space . Jonathan holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Finance from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo.

Product Desc: referralMD

“Simple & Efficient Online Collaboration for Healthcare.”

ReferralMD is a collaborative health care startup focused on getting rid of paper based communication once and for all. (ie. Fax and triplicate forms) Their software connects primary care physicians and specialist providers in a network that makes it easier for the two groups to work as a team while reducing each others liability and improving the bottom line in the process. Http://


Sanjay Bajaj

Co-Founder & CEO at Yonyx Inc.

Sanjay is a co-founder and CEO of Yonyx. An entrepreneur at heart, he is a Silicon Valley veteran with nearly 25 years of experience in various technology firms including NeXT, Synopsys, Rolm, and multiple start ups including Vianeta, interHDL & Silicon Architects which led to successful exits.

A problem solver & team builder, with a unique gift of “common sense”, Sanjay focuses on product, sales, investment & team building. Sanjay holds an MSEE degree from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), & a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering (ECE) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Product Desc: Yonyx (Pls find attached file of Yonyx.)

“Interactive Self Service for Enterprises - an alternative to Call Centers.”

Yonyx takes a whole new approach to web-based Customer self-service.  Yonyx provides a platform for Subject Matter Experts in Organizations to express their knowledge in the form of multimedia flowcharts. Each flowchart starts from a common Symptom Customers may experience (e.g. Performance Issues etc.) and interactively guides customers to one of the many underlying problems that may cause the Symptom and suggests corresponding solution.

Based on a proprietary implementation of multi-relational directed graph, Yonyx platform enables Organizations to convert unstructured interactions between their Customers and Call Centre Agents into structured self-service traversals by Customers. This helps substantially cut costs of providing service for the Organizations while improving the quality of service received by Customers. Due to its automated nature, the solutions provides a scalable, 24x7 solution for customer self-service.


Senthil Palaniappan

Co-founder of Parkitmarkit LLC

-  He is a Founder, President & CEO of Sennovate Inc, a US based firm since 2007.

-  Co-founder of Parkitmarkit LLC and released modern  mobile application Smorecard helps to solve 'Which creditcard should I us to maximize my reward returns'

-  Delivers EAaaS (Enterprise Application as a Service), helping customers to consume their packaged or custom enterprise applications from public cloud as a Service. Experienced with hybrid cloud

-  Has over 18 years of experience in Database and Infrastructure solutions and consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies.

-  Has served as Solutions Architect and implemented several mission-critical database systems using Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, IBM, HP, EMC and other leading technologies.

-  Holds M.B.A. From DeVry University, USA.

Product Desc: Smorecard

Smorecard: Mobile App tells "Which credit card should I use to maximize your return on rewards?"

The app helps the user maximize his/her credit rewards. You do NOT have to provide any sensitive information like personal or credit card information and it is FREE.  If you use credit cards, you may get points, miles, or cash back...often for different types of purchases.  For instance, you may get 2% back on gas one day with one card, 5% cash back on department stores on another card,  1% on groceries on other days with another card, etc.  These categories may also change over time. If you use the right card at the right time, you can save pretty big money over time.  It does get a bit complicated to remember all the rewards and use the optimal credit card every time.

Here is the fox news clip about the app:

Tracy Press:


=== Judge Panel List ===

Greg Malewicz

Engineer at Facebook

Greg Malewicz is an engineer at Facebook where he builds distributed systems for processing large-scale graphs. While at Google, he co-founded the Pregel system for graph processing and was its main contributor. Earlier he worked on MapReduce, which lead to the first successful 1PB sort. He also built location analysis software for Android. His theoretical results include a singly authored SIAM Journal on Computing paper that solves a decade-old problem in distributed computing. Greg speaks on cloud computing at home and abroad. He interned at the AT&T Shannon Laboratory and Microsoft Corp., was a visiting scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Argonne National Laboratory, and an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, where he taught theoretical computer science. Greg cycled an over 18,000ft high Himalayan pass as the first Pole, and traveled to over 90 countries touring nearly 200 World Heritage sites. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Warsaw, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Connecticut with his last year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Eugene Zhang

CEO, InnoSpring Inc.

General Partner, TEEC Angel Fund

Eugene joined InnoSpring, Inc, a US-China cross border technology incubator since 2012 as CEO.

In summer 2010, Eugene co-foundered TEEC Angel Fund, a supper angel fund investing in both US and China early stage companies.

Eugene founded JEDA Technologies, Inc., in December, 2002 and serves as President and CEO.JEDA specializes in next-generation SoC design methodologies and provides ESL (electronic system level ) verification automation products for leading edge SoC design companies world wide. JEDABeijing R&D center was opened in December 2004 atTsinghuaSciencePark.

Eugene has been working in the networking and computer industry for thirteen years in technical and management positions. Prior to founding JEDA, he was with Juniper Networks from its start where he contributed greatly to the success of many complex ASICs for internet backbone routers. Prior to joining Juniper, Eugene was with Cisco Systems as an ASIC design verification engineer. From 1993 to 1995 he worked on the Sunfire SMP server project at SUN Microsystems where he participated in creating industry’s first hardware Testbench language Vera, which is a part of today’s industry standard, SystemVerilog ( IEEE 1880).

Mr. Zhang received his M.S.C.E fromSyracuse University,USA, and a M.S.E.E and B.S.E.E from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

About InnoSpring, Inc.

InnoSpring, Inc. is jointly founded by Tuspark, Shui On Group, Northern Light Venture Capital and Silicon Valley Bank.As the first Silicon Valley based cross-border  high-tech incubation service platform, InnoSpring aims to assist global emerging companies and talents around the world to develop and grow  business in the United States and China through innovation.

InnoSpring platform will serve as the bridge to help innovative high-tech companies in both US and China and as a hub for entrepreneurs and global talents to take advantage of corss-border business opportunities in both markets. InnoSpring, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


Binay Ackalloor

Global Strategic Marketing, Mobile Computing Platforms at Intel Corporation

Binay has spent over twenty years in the high tech industry in software, consumer electronics, and semiconductors with roles in marketing, technical program management, and software engineering.

He has invested in several startups through the Sand Hill Angels and is part of the Executive in Residence Program at the Sunnyvale Plug and Play Tech Center.

Binay holds an M.S. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Arizona State University. He also holds four software patents.


Duncan Davidson

Managing Director at Bullpen Capital

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past six years as a managing director at a major venture fund, VantagePoint Venture Partners.

In 1996 he founded Covad Communications, the leading independent DSL provider. On less than $12M of venture investment, Covad raised over $2B in debt and equity and went public in 1998, reaching a $9B market value.

In 1997, he joined InterTrust Technologies as SVP Business Development, and led the IPO in 1999 and the secondary in 2000, reaching over $8B market value at the peak. InterTrust was the inventor of digital rights management and after the IPO was bought by Sony and Philips.

In 2001 he formed SkyPilot Networks, developer of a robust outdoor wireless mesh system, which was sold to Trillium in 2009 for connectivity to smart meters.

In 2007 he helped form Xumii, Inc, which provides mobile social network technology to carriers. In 2009, Xumii was bought by Myriad Labs, a European mobile software provider.

At VantagePoint, Duncan focused on digital media and telecomm services. His deals include Widevine, the leading provider of digital rights management and adaptive streaming for online video, recently sold to Google; and Livescribe, the maker of an innovative digital smartpen that has received many awards for innovation.

Prior to starting companies, Duncan ran Regis McKenna’s consulting firm, and before that was VP at Gemini Consulting, the management consulting arm of Cap Gemini. His clients included Apple, AMD, ATT, Disney. Intel, Hughes (DirecTV), Motorola, Nokia, and Tandem.

He began his career as a lawyer, and in 1983 joined a small venture fund, Cambridge Venture Partners, first as a deal attorney and later as a deal partner. In 1986 he went to Strategic Planning Associates to help with LBO advisory work.

He received an Sc.B. in physics/math from Brown University, with Honors, and a J.D. magna cum laudefrom Michigan Law School, where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review.


Sramana Mitra

Founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M)

Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), a global virtual incubator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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