Pitch and Demo Day Startup Contest - July

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Win the Startup of Month

@ Silicon Valley's largest monthly Startup Contest

Pitch: your Startup to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required)

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

Startup of the Month Winner: Free ticket to the upcoming NoPanels event for private 1 on 1 meetings with 60+ VCs and leaders in the valley! ($249 Value)

Here is how:

Pitch a group of investors privately, Connect with the investors from Silicon Valley Venture Network Featured by SVEntrepreneur group Post your jobs, openings, partnership offers for free! Free services from many sponsors === Agenda===

9AM Networking

9:30M Opening & Introduction

Host: Sheng

9:32AM Opening Remark: Eugene, CEO InnoSpring

9:35AM Startup Pitch

Moderator: Sheng, Olivia

11:30AM Panel Discussion (Judges)

Moderator: Jensen Jim

12PM Founder Story: fireside chat

Moderator: David Cao

12:30AM Networking & Lunch

=== Judge of Panel List ===

Ayden Ye, Sierra Ventures Mike Loftus, EIR, Angel's Forum Eugene Zhang, CEO, InnoSpring Inc.; General Partner, TEEC Angel Fund; Founder and CEO, JEDA Technologies Inc. James (Jim)Jensen, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Founder & CEO at GWC, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

=== Startup Pitching List ===

1. import.io: “Stop scraping. Start Importing”

By Andrew Fogg, Founder & CDO

2. Liibook: “Etsy for writers”

By Federico Roma

3. CloudGizmos: “Securely Connecting Clouds”

By Alexander Kerschhofer, CEO

4. Blissdevices: “Pandora for YouTube”

By Ben Nader, Co-founder

5. Vidwala: “Your Premium Video App in Every Appstore!”

By Stephanie Long

6. Calasi: “View green flight ratings on your favorite travel site!”

By Dirk Aguilar, President & Co-Founder

7. UpOut Inc.: “Upout.com is developing an events discovery platform to help adventurous, social & young urbanites discover the coolest experiences in their city with both curated and personalized recommendations, as well as a location-based mobile app to find events near and now.”

By Sam Ho, Chief Product Officer

8. Qreativ Studio, Inc.: "Dsg.nr" (Designer), a web-app for home décor and interior design, makes it easy for millions of people to find furniture products, create digital design boards, and share them online.

By Nancy Quan, CEO

9. Opportunes: "Kickstarter for independent music where artists and fans can start a pledge."

By Robson Ribeiro, Co-Founder

=== Details ===

1. import.io: “Stop scraping. Start Importing”

- our goal: stop scraping. start importing.

- turn the web into a database.

- get data from websites without writing any code.

- organise the web into rows and columns

import.io democratises the retreival of data; data that as previously only accessible by specialist resources. Current investors are Wellington Partners (Spotify!) and Louis Monier!

http://import.io/

Presenter’s Bio:

Andrew Fogg, Founder & CDO

A scientist by training, Andrew has worked with data all his career in both business and academia for organisations including Microsft Research, Barclays Capital, Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust. Andrew founded the Technology Innovation group at RBS with David and they have worked together ever since. After leaving RBS Andrew and David started Kusiri with Matt Painter. Import•io is the second successful startup that the three have launched together. As Chief Data Officer Andrew is responsible for setting and implementing the data vision of the import•io platform and he is passionate about helping data users and data providers transact more efficiently.

2. Liibook: “Etsy for writers”

Liibook is a worldwide peer-to-peer publishing network. This is a user-friendly publishing platform for writers who want to bypass the grind of traditional publishing, have access to writers' tools and services, get their work out there, and develop an audience while building stats and intelligence. Readers gain instant access to new literature, new ideas and spot trends in real time. Liibook facilitates the relationship between the writer and reader while hosting a worldwide publishing community.

Presenter’s Bio:

Federico Roma

Entrepreneur. I've developed graphic interfaces and studied user experience for over 10 years, for companies both in Argentina and US. I've led design teams for major brands in Latin America, and finally founded Liibook.com.
Self guided, team player and hard worker, focused on effectiveness, creativity and results.

3. CloudGizmos: “Securely Connecting Clouds”

The Scoop Composer is the smartest and most secure Salesforce-Gmail integration. It intelligently displays contextual data from Salesforce in Gmail. It is the only solution on the market that won't expose your email traffic or your Salesforce data to a third party. The Scoop Composer is completely configurable to fit your business and your job role. Read more: http://www.cloudgizmos.com/

Presenter’s Bio:

Alexander Kerschhofer, CEO

Alex is founder of CloudGizmos, a startup providing productivity tools that securely connect cloud applications. With his mantra of "simple, efficient, agile", he is passionate about strategically developing business systems towards scalability. Before joining Google in 2008, Alex started his career working in the SAP environment. Alex holds a degree in CS from the Technical University of Vienna.

4. Blissdevices: “Pandora for YouTube”

Did you know that the average video on Smosh, a popular YouTube channel, has 3.5 million views, as many daily viewers of ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’?
Pype.tv is a Pandora like service for watching YouTube content. Our algorithms continuously search, categorize, and rank the best content on YouTube. Pype.tv scans millions of videos to deliver personalized content and learns your preferences over time.
We have built our MVP in form of web-app (www.pype.tv) and currently on a private-beta released collecting valuable customer feedback. We are moving towards iOS/Android app and focusing on our mobile strategy as well as we have a vision of bringing our IP into consumer's living room using Apple TV product.

Presenter’s Bio:

Ben Nader, Co-founder

I have +6 years of experience in hardware product management and manufacturing specifically in video consumer electronics devices.

My latest roles involve leadership and general management of team of 10 engineers with locations in Silicon Valley, Atlanta, and Shanghai.

My Co-founders and I started Bliss devices in Feb 2013 with the vision of disrupting and innovating consumers online video consumption. Our 1st product called Pype.tv.

5. Vidwala: “Your Premium Video App in Every Appstore!”

By Stephanie Long

We create branded native apps that enable video content producers to monetize their content in an iTunes manner, with the attractiveness of Netflix. Vidwala has in app and in video commerce to work seamlessly with any business pricing method. A 30 day deployment and SAAS ensure Vidwala is cheaper and faster that developing in house. For those who are tired of working for the factory (YouTube), but aren't ready to fork out hundreds of thousands of dollars to some of the big systems; Vidwala is here.
http://vidwala.com/
http://vidwala.com/features/in-video-commerce

6. Calasi: “View green flight ratings on your favorite travel site!”

Color labels are seamlessly overlaid on travel sites to identify, navigate and choose flights with a better fuel economy. Using a series of data inputs that help the traveler find the cheapest, shortest and most fuel-efficient route, Calasi attempts to minimize the environmental impact before you fly.

Presenter’s Bio:

Dirk Aguilar, President & Co-Founder

Dirk was Google's second international employee and he established business operations in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Sales in these countries generated US$4B within the first four years.

Dirk championed multiple product strategies and launches to Google's sales organization in 20 countries. He also established teams of talented professional services and sales operations analysts, which are successfully servicing three global sales regions at Google today.

7. UpOut Inc.: “Upout.com is developing an events discovery platform to help adventurous, social & young urbanites discover the coolest experiences in their city with both curated and personalized recommendations, as well as a location-based mobile app to find events near and now.”

We have done a slight pivot to a new product called UpOut Insiders Club but our current product pitch is Upout.com is developing an events discovery platform to help adventurous, social & young urbanites discover the coolest experiences in their city with both curated and personalized recommendations, as well as a location-based mobile app to find events near and now.
We can reveal more details of Insiders Club in July.

Presenter’s Bio:

Sam Ho, Chief Product Officer

Sam Ho is the Chief Product Officer at http://UpOut.com heading up product, marketing and business development efforts. He combines over 15 years of engineering and 10 years of sales, biz dev and marketing experience from the industry.

At Google, he led the Android and Mobile Sales Engineering team as part of the Global Strategic Partnerships team. He has been part of the team that has signed partnerships with leading OEMs and Mobile Operators throughout the world including: Vodafone Global, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Docomo, KDDI, Softbank Mobile and Sony Ericsson (to name a few) and helped grow Google's Mobile business from $0 to $1B in annualized revenues.

8. Qreativ Studio, Inc.: "Dsg.nr" (Designer), a web-app for home décor and interior design, makes it easy for millions of people to find furniture products, create digital design boards, and share them online.

Dsg.nr is a website (web app) that makes it easy for interior designers at all levels, not just professionals, to create and share their own Digital Design Boards. It's Pinterest + Polyvore + Houzz for Millions of Amateur Interior Designers. beta.dsg.nr (http://beta.dsg.nr/)

Presenter’s Bio:

Nancy Quan, CEO

An interior, product, and web designer with over 10 years experience, Nancy is passionate about improving the way designers create using modern technology and information. She got her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Stanford University and her MBA at UCLA Anderson.

9. Opportunes: "Kickstarter for independent music where artists and fans can start a pledge."

Opportunes allows artists and fans to start movements to help an artists career. The site also allows artists to upload media content and sell merchandise. Our backend aloows us to make sure the delivery process of the funded goods and services is delivered.
http://alpha.opportunes.com/

Presenter's Bio:

Robson Ribeiro, Co-Founder

First startup in 1986. Started one of the first ISPs in Brazil in 1996. Participated in 8 digital music projects in the USA, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile. Multi cultural entrepreneur with strong business development background.

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