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Pitch Club SF - Come pitch your startup!


Join us for our first Pitch Club SF event!

Pitch Club SF is bringing you a whole new way to pitch. We encourage all entrepreneurs to come out Thursday July 18th to hear some of SF's finest startups pitch their ideas, exchange cards with movers and shakers, and network. Five startups will be chosen to present. Each have 7 minutes each to pitch and demo their company to a panel of qualified startup startup sharks. Following the pitch each will have 3 minutes to answer a series of rapid fire questions. Winners will be chosen based on a combination of both judge and audience votes.

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Our Awesome Judges

Josh Krammes (

As a community builder, Josh serves as an advisor, mentor, friend and liaison for early-stage startups to SoftLayer and the broader startup community. He assists the Community Development team at SoftLayer by co-managing relationships with TechStars, 500 Startups, the Global Accelerator Network, several of the country’s premiere co-working spaces, entrepreneurial organizations and many more. Learn more about Josh on Linkedin (

Bill Manning (

A technical and marketing product strategist for emerging technologies with over 15 years of experience in building and developing successful startup products and teams, Bill has lead various product development teams in hardware and software though the complete product life cycle from concept to successful M&A at 3 successful startups: Octane Software (Acquired by E.piphany), PostX (Acquired by Cisco, and 4home (Acquired by Motorola Mobility). Learn more about Bill on Linkedin (

Liya Brook (

Liya Brook is a Partner at Preferred Return and has provided financial and strategic advisory for hundreds of clients from Fortune 50 firms to pre-revenue startups in her 12 year career. She thrives on new startup technologies and ideas and enthusiastically leads the West Coast Region of Preferred Return by building relationships with and advising growing startups and partnering with local incubators, accelerators and other corporate partners.

Gadiel Morantes (

Gadiel is an accomplished executive with 14 years of sales, marketing and operations experience and an ability to strategically build and maintain profitable business relationships with key corporate decision-makers establishing large-volume, high-profit accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Learn more about Gadiel on Linkedin (

George Sibble (

George is a skilled technologist and entrepreneur with over a decade of programming and mobile strategy experience. He conceived, founded, designed, and developed SmartFuel,'s #1 rated gas price app for the iPhone. Learn more about George on Linkedin (

Toby Morning (

Toby is the Owner & CEO of Citizen Space. You can learn more about him on Angelist ( and Linkedin. (


1st place - Up to $25000 worth of cloud services from Softlayer, 2 month team desk at Citizen Space ($3000 value), 2 month team desk at Fueled Collective ( in NYC, and 6 months of free grasshopper phone service ( ($300 value)

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