6-23: Join 30+ F50 Startups & Hundreds of global investors @ Funded Season 1

Entrepreneurship, General

Dear Startup Founders in Silicon Valley

I would like to invite all of you who are working on a startup and interested to learn more about the startup funding process to join us for F50: Funded! Season 1 during Google IO week.

F50 is YOUR idea.

After 5 years of working with the founders of our community like you, I was always trying to find better ways I could help founders to make the fundraising process easier.

Startup founders spend too much time worrying about fundraising while they could be building their business. Investors replicate each other’s efforts while they could be looking at more deals and building relationships with the founders they want to invest in. We’re working to fix all that. Join us @ F50 Season 1 to helpshake up the funding process for startups and accelerate innovation in Silicon Valley!

Special thanks to the ~30 team members who have come together and played a part for F50 to create this program and to help our startups get Funded!

Additionally, I think now is as good a time as any to announce F50 Ventures, a new angel fund I created which will make strategic investments into some of the F50 companies. We have a world class team and are looking to create impact with each of our investments.

And so we begin: We invite you to attend the F50 Season 1 at Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Please come and:

  • Learn @ the Fundable Founder Bootcamp on June 23rd (9:30am)
  • Attend F50 Demo Day on June 24th morning at Computer History Museum (9:30am) There you can see the top startups this season and connect with investors

Founder Pass price goes up tomorrow, so: REGISTER TODAY

Remember this is a BYOS event! (Bring your own startup)

Thank you very much and see you soon!

David Cao

Founder, F50

Original message here

Get your tickets to the Memorial Day bash!

Entrepreneurship, General, Partner Event

Hey F50,

You might have noticed that there’s … a bit of a gender imbalance in the Bay Area. We’ve partnered with Dating Ring who has come up with an ingenious solution to this problem: They combine matchmakers and technology to set up members on dates, and on Memorial Day Weekend, they’re taking a stab at fixing the gender imbalance by flying out New York women to party with their SF membership base. The party has been featured by TechCrunch, Inc, Mashable and more, and you can get your tickets to the Memorial Day bash on Sat 5/24 here.

And if you sign up as a member for Dating Ring by next Tuesday with code svemember, your matchmaker meeting is free.

Bon voyage!

This Week in Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurship, General

***********WORK HARD. PLAY HARD.************

SVE and some of the F50 will join Startup Socials Thursday, May 8th at Blu Restaurant and Lounge for an evening of exclusive networking and fun.

 

Startup Socials Mixers allow guests a chance to meet new friends and create valuable connections for their current and future startup ventures.

Learn more>> http://bit.ly/QkXgN0

Join us and you will:

* Mix and mingle with thought leaders in Bay Area and Silicon Valley startup ecosystem

* Have an opportunity to meet venture capitalists, angels, mentors, and Startup Socials partners led by our expert Social Architects

* Enjoy a non-hosted full bar with spectacular “floor to ceiling” views of the city skyline  and dance the night away to our DJs who will play Top 40, Euro and International House

* Learn about BRAND NEW Startup Socials membership, which will provide targeted referrals and matched introductions to our VIP network of entrepreneurs, investors and executives

 

As a friend of SV Entrepreneurs, you can save 30% off with code: SVE

Register now>> http://bit.ly/QkXgN0

 

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World Cup series

A discussion on the impact of the World Cup on Brazil’s economy & consumer market

When: Tuesday, May 6th, 6pm-8:30pm

Location: Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Dr, Santa Clara, CA

Pre-registration.

Speakers: Ambassador Prisco Ramos, Consul General of Brazil in SF

            Andre Madeira, Staff Software Engineer, Google

Frank Martin, Co-founder & CEO, Restorando

Rick Fant, VP of Marketplace and Apps, Mozilla

Vicente Silveira, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn

On May 10, bring friends & family to celebrate the 20th FIFA World Cup with BayBrazil & San Jose Earthquakes

Brazilian Heritage Night: Cultural performance & Championship match SJ Earthquakes x FC Dallas

When: Saturday, May 10, 5:30pm-9pm

Location: Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara

Purchase tickets

General admission: $29. By buying tickets here you save $10 per ticket in shipping and handling fees. Early bird ends on May 4th.

Special Event Ticket Includes:

  •         Seating in the Brazilian Heritage section, from 5:30pm
  •         All attending kids will get to participate in our pre-game Rally Tunnel & exclusive post-game chat with Chris Wondolowski, the most prolific goal-scorer in MLS over the last five years.
  •         First 50 people who purchase tickets will get to watch pregame warm-up on the players bench
  •         Arrive early for pregame cultural performance
  •         Private tour of the new Earthquakes stadium in Santa Clara, for a BayBrazil group

Reserve your seat today!

***********HOBNOB WITH TOP ALUMS************

 

We at HobNob are excited to welcome your meetup group to HobNob Connect — a community of professionals, engineers, tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs from the nation’s top colleges and companies.

 

The concept behind HobNob is really simple. It enables professionals to find and meet each other in relevant industries and locations. It is not a dating app; nor is it a pile of resumes or online profiles. It is an opt-in community of proactive mentors, friends, and professionals who believe in making new connections.So if you just moved to a new city or want to learn about a new area in technology or company or just want to expand the set of people you know, you should useHobNob! Currently, the app is available on iPhones and iPads and can be downloaded by clicking here .

 

If you do have any feedback please write to help@hobnobapp.co.

 

For Android fans, sign up for the beta!

F50 Platform Beta Launch and F50: Funded! Season 1

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, marked the beta launch of F50’s online private co-investment platform and the beginning of our 60-day match program. We hosted an amazing launch reception in Palo Alto where investors had the opportunity to meet F50 startup founders and candidates.

 

Founders, application deadline will be late May, but by applying early you can get invited to private investor events such as the F50 launch event in http://f50.io/apply

Investors are invited to our join our platform here: http://f50.io/signup

F50 Funded! S1 Attend: Limited offer:

 

Register Today 100 Maximum

 

Fundable 50 (F50) is a private co-investment platform that identifies up to 50 of the most fundable startups who are raising $500K- $2M and matches them with appropriate investors. The season culminates with F50: Funded! Season 1 to be held on June 23 & 24, 2014, during Google IO Week, in Mountain View, California. F50 startups will pitch for a $1M investment offer.

 

Companies that want to engage with founders? Email us i@f50.io

Thank you very much!
SVE Team

 

F50 (Fundable 50) Announces Beta Launch of Online Private Co-Investment Platform – Market Watch

Entrepreneurship, General

PALO ALTO, Calif. – April 23, 2014 – From Market Watch F50 (Fundable 50), an private co-investment platform, today announces the beta version of its online platform. The fundable 50 are a series of startups curated by a group of investors. Each startup is raising $500K- $2M. F50 provides a combination of online and offline opportunities to match selected startups with pre-qualified investors, with a  minimum investment of $50K.

The F50 team has many years of experience connecting startup founders and investors through Silicon Valley’s largest entrepreneur and developer communities supported by companies like Google, Microsoft and  Amazon. Over 60% of the past pitch and demo winners received funding, including Boombotix, Invi, and Instabug.  Based on this realization, F50 initiated a private syndication platform to help fundable founders in Silicon Valley to raise money from investors globally.

F50 candidates are selected through nomination by private referral, an application process or they are winners of startup competitions. Today’s beta launch of the co-investment platform also marks the beginning of a 60-day match-funding program connecting the F50 with appropriate investors. The season culminates at F50: Funded! Season 1, on June 23rd and 24th, where startups will pitch for a $1M investment offer at a private curated event for angel round deal flow in Silicon Valley.

About F50

Founded in 2014, F50, a private co-investment platform, identifies up to 50 startups curated by investors each season and matches them with appropriate investors. F50 is supported by a global community of investors and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups (SVE). The first season culminates with F50: Funded! Season 1 on June 23rd & 24th, 2014, during Google IO Week, in Mountain View, California. At least one F50 startup will receive a $1M investment offer. For more information, visit http://F50.io.

 

 

 

SVE Newsflash: Tuesday Android, Wednesday F50 Beta Launch, Saturday Pitch & Demo

General, SVEntrepreneurs

This week’s events:

Tuesday Android 6pm @ Pivotal Labs (SF)

Wednesday iOS 6pm @ Crittercism (SF)

F50: Wednesday F50 Private Beta Launch (Palo Alto, for F50 Platform participants)

Saturday’s Pitch & Demo 9am @ Innospring (Santa Clara)

Upcoming:

April 29th Angel Funding Panel Discussion 6pm @ Enerspace (Palo Alto)

F50/SVE join Startup Socials May Party (SF)

HobNob Connect App (with top alums)

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F50 Platform Beta Launch and F50: Funded! Season 1

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, marks the beta launch of F50’s online private co-investment platform and the beginning of our 60-day match program. We will host a launch reception in Palo Alto where investors will have the opportunity to meet F50 startup founders and candidates.

Founders, application deadline will be late May, but by applying early you can get invited to private investor events such as the F50 launch event in http://f50.io/apply

Investors are invited to our join our platform here: http://f50.io/signup

F50 Funded! S1 Attend: http://f50.io/attend/

Fundable 50 (F50) is a private co-investment platform that identifies up to 50 of the most fundable startups who are raising $500K- $2M and matches them with appropriate investors. The season culminates with F50: Funded! Season 1 to be held on June 23 & 24, 2014, during Google IO Week, in Mountain View, California. F50 startups will pitch for a $1M investment offer.

Companies that want to engage with founders? Email us i@f50.io

***********WORK HARD. PLAY HARD.************

SVE and some of the F50 will join Startup Socials Thursday, May 8th at Blu Restaurant and Lounge for an evening of exclusive networking and fun.

Startup Socials Mixers allow guests a chance to meet new friends and create valuable connections for their current and future startup ventures.

Learn more>> http://bit.ly/QkXgN0

Join us and you will:

* Mix and mingle with thought leaders in Bay Area and Silicon Valley startup ecosystem

* Have an opportunity to meet venture capitalists, angels, mentors, and Startup Socials partners led by our expert Social Architects

* Enjoy a non-hosted full bar with spectacular “floor to ceiling” views of the city skyline  and dance the night away to our DJs who will play Top 40, Euro and International House

* Learn about BRAND NEW Startup Socials membership, which will provide targeted referrals and matched introductions to our VIP network of entrepreneurs, investors and executives

As a friend of SV Entrepreneurs, you can save 30% off with code: SVE

Register now>> http://bit.ly/QkXgN0

 

***********HOBNOB WITH TOP ALUMS************

 

We at HobNob are excited to welcome your meetup group to HobNob Connect — a community of professionals, engineers, tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs from the nation’s top colleges and companies.

 

The concept behind HobNob is really simple. It enables professionals to find and meet each other in relevant industries and locations. It is not a dating app; nor is it a pile of resumes or online profiles. It is an opt-in community of proactive mentors, friends, and professionals who believe in making new connections.So if you just moved to a new city or want to learn about a new area in technology or company or just want to expand the set of people you know, you should useHobNob! Currently, the app is available on iPhones and iPads and can be downloaded by clicking here .

 

If you do have any feedback please write to help@hobnobapp.co.

 

For Android fans, sign up for the beta!

 

Thank you very much!
SVE Team

 

Incubators and Accelerators – The Inside Secrets

Community, Entrepreneurship, Events, General, Partner Event

Incubators and accelerators help entrepreneurs refine their business ideas and offer support to promote growth. Given the pace of change that lessens the go-to-market timeline, incubators and accelerators can be helpful environments for entrepreneurs to take their start-ups to the next level.

Join us at the next event in the startupPerColator Series, “Incubators and Accelerators – The Inside Secrets,” to learn how to find incubators and accelerators, the benefits they provide, the costs, and ultimately, whether it’s the right decision for you.

Click Here to Register

Panelists:

• George Favvas, Founder and CEO – PerkHub (first batch, 500 Startups)

• Liron Petrushka, Partner – Upwest Labs

• Greg Raiten, General Counsel – 500 Startups

• Keith Teare, Founder – Archimedes Labs

Moderator:

• Lior Zorea, Partner – Perkins Coie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Palo Alto, CA

Complimentary breakfast to be provided.

Logistics

Perkins Coie – Palo Alto
3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion
10:00 a.m.: Networking

About the startupPerColator Series  
The startupPerColator Series is dedicated to the startup community.  Our dynamic and interactive seminar series is a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the startup ecosystem to learn business and legal best practices, build their networks and grow their businesses.

Visit us at www.startupPerColator.com and check out our
Founder Tip of the Week blog!

F50 Startup Brainwave Link Raised 2M from Elon Musk & Google Venture

Community, Entrepreneurship

Brainwave Link, a fresh startup developing technology to connect human using brainwave, announced 2M angel investment from several well known investors, one day after its selected as one of F50 Season I Startup.

 

Brainwave Link, which has not been publicized anywhere yet, was founded by X-Googler Principle Engineer, Facebook Marketing Director, and Stanford Alumni. Brainwave Link, had been secretly working on its technology for the past half of year.

For more information, visit http://f50.io

Collusion Won Startup of Month at Pitch Demo Night Mar 20th #svepnd

Entrepreneurship, Events, General, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

Collusion won Startup of Month at Pitch & Demo Night + GDC Party held on March 20th. Five startups presented at this event hosted at @ Horizon in SF. We got 200+ guests, everyone enjoyed this event so much!logo-text

• Collusion: “A smarter way to Collaborate. Collusion is disrupting the very nature of collaboration, offering powerful new ways to develop ideas, run projects and solve problems.”

Today the world’s most pervasive collaboration, organization and problem-solving tool is still the humble whiteboard. Collusion employs this familiar ‘user interface’ to help people benefit from new ways of communicating, presenting and working together with a technology that acts as the glue of a project.

Collusion is a cloud based free form collaboration platform that is used for across tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, smart boards and the web. It’s all about focusing on the work and getting things done.

Find Collusion on Youtube

Founder StoryRobert Yearsley

Rob Portrait“Habitual tech entrepreneur and supporter of the start-up community in any way I can.”

CEO of Collusion (rethinking collaboration, the role of tablets, and pen computing)
Advisor to OrionVM (just about the quickest cloud on the planet)
Fishburner Founder (largest co-working space in the southern hemisphere)
Mentor to first time entrepreneurs with ideas, passion and follow-through
Old hand at VOD innovation and very large scale commerce systems
Love to sail and race old cars.
Words from Winner: “Happy to share our experiences using Kickstarter with other founders as a way to rapidly evolve a startup towards Series A, by our way of thinking Kickstarter can be used like miracle grow to ready a startup for investment.

We’re in private beta, if you think yo could use collusion in your business – let us know about your use case and we’ll see about hooking you up with access.”

Pictures of the event:

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You can see more at: http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/158231382/

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F50 Launches to Search for the 50 Most Fundable Startups to Pitch for $1M

Community, Entrepreneurship, F50, General

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Founded by veteran entrepreneur, David Cao, along with a group of passionate supporters of the entrepreneur community, F50 finds the 50 most fundable startups and matches them with the right investors. Startup founders may apply to compete at pitch and demo events where they are placed in front of investor panels who determine which startups advance to the final round. Finalists pitch at the F50 Season Finale, to be held on June 23-24 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. At least one startup will receive an investment offer for $1M.

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F50 is supported by investors and the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups (SVE) community, the largest startup network in Silicon Valley.

“I asked many investor friends for more effective ways to help founders in our community,” said David Cao, who is also the founder of SVE. “We concluded that the search for the right founders is where we should start.”

To apply to pitch as a fundable startup, please visit http://www.F50.io.

About F50

Founded in 2014, F50 is a private match-funding company that finds the 50 most fundable startups each season and helps them to get funding. The company matches them with the right top tier investors. Founded by serial entrepreneur, David Cao, F50 is backed by investors in our community and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups. For more information, visit http://www.F50.io.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visithttp://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11702852.htm

CONTACT: F50
         Catherine Volz
         c@f50.io
         +1 310-927-3297

Check out GoToPal, HelpMeNow, Collusion, Speecheo, Kaidoora and more tonight @ Horizon #svepnd

Community, Entrepreneurship, Events, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

GoToPal, HelpMeNow, Collusion, Speecheo, Kaidoora were selected to pitch their startups at tonight’s event Pitch Demo Night + GDC Party @Horizon in SF!

• GoToPal: “Virutal Personal Assistant services, Free Messaging, Voicemails, communication, Maintain To Do List, iphone, windows phone, android.”

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GoToPal was founded in 2012 with a vision to build the Virtual Assistant to specifically take care of people when they are away, busy, travelling, vacation, sick, not connected, etc…

It’s the modern assistant that will give you more time for your real-life and manage your digital-life. That’s GotoPal’s vision.

To show the vision in action, GoToPal created a product called ‘Smart Voicemail’.

Smart Voicemail is an advanced Voicemail with a virtual assistant.

It’s simply a more elegant and scalable solution to your voicemail needs. It is instant, reliable, personal, productive, fun and simply beautiful!

With Smart Voicemail you can:
* Let your Virtual Assistant attend to callers
* Sync seamlessly with your Calendar
* Set timed and quick status messages
* Automatically convert voicemails into Tasks
* Intuitive UI with Push-to-Talk features
* App-to-App Messaging with friends across the world
* Enhanced Visual Voicemail
… And much much more

Smart Voicemail is now available for FREE in both AppStore and Google Play Store.

Follow our updates from:
Web: http://www.mysmartvoicemail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartvoicemail
Twitter : https://twitter.com/smartvoicemail

• HelpMeNow: “Is a mobile application that connects people who need help with those who are willing to help with routine tasks or some good advice.”

 HelpMeNow is the space for your wants and needs: A mobile application startup, we connect people who need help with those who are willing to help with routine tasks or just a good advice. All interactions are P2P real-time right on the map.

Presented by Vera Kozyr, CEO

• Collusion: “A smarter way to CollaborateCollusion is disrupting the very nature of collaboration, offering powerful new ways to develop ideas, run projects and solve problems.”

Today the world’s most pervasive collaboration, organization and problem-solving tool is still the humble whiteboard. Collusion employs this familiar ‘user interface’ to help people benefit from new ways of communicating, presenting and working together with a technology that acts as the glue of a project.

Collusion is a cloud based free form collaboration platform that is used across tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, smart boards and the web. It’s all about focusing on the work and getting things done.

Presented by Robert Yearsley, CEO

• Speecheo“Never miss key information – GET THE IMPORTANT MOMENTS DURING ANY LIVE EVENT”

Speecheo is a mobile and web app which revolutionizes live events experience by creating a smart information channel between speakers and their audience.
Attendees have the perfect tool to never miss the information which matters to them anymore. They can capture speaker content easily in live, take notes and access live tweets.It provides speakers feedback with an reporting of the points of interests of the audience.

Presented by Raphael Harmel, CEO

Pitch & Demo Night + GDC Party: Thursday, March 20 @ Horizon in SF #svepnd

Community, Entrepreneurship, Events, General, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

SV Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce the upcoming Pitch & Demo Night + GDC Party will take place Thursday March 20th @Horizon SF in North Beach, 5pm-9pm in partnership with Society3 and Startup Socials and with support from Embarcadero and Google! This is going to be a high energy event and  should be both productive and lots of fun!

When: Mar 20th, Thursday, 5pm-9pm

Where: Horizon, 498 Broadway Street, San Francisco  

Get there early to get some food, compliments of our community supporters!

We’ve also got speakers from Google and Embarcadero to speak at this event! Food and drinks will be provided.

Hosted by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups in partnership with:

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Society3 provides technology and techniques helping agile businesses transform their go to market strategy from self promotion to advocacy and create repeatedly successful buzz campaigns. more

And with generous support from our friends at:

Brought to you by Embarcadero Technologies

Appmethod is the component–‐based app development platform made for real developers.

Build fast, multi–‐device, cloud and enterprise connected apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OSX. With Appmethod’s object oriented languages, extensible, cross–‐platform component–‐based APIs and visual development environment, developers can deliver fast, compiled apps 5x to 20x faster. Try it out!

Heard of them? They used to be a startup.

DEMO Opportunity: Do you want to show off your startup to an audience of entrepreneurs and investors in one night in San Francisco? Do you have a cool game you would like to show off? Yes? Great!

In addition to tech startups, we will also allow new game companies to apply for a pitching slot. We will include 5-7 demos total present to an even-bigger-than-usual audience during the week of Game Developers Conference GDC!

Click here for details and application : Demo Application Form

Onvedeo Won Startup of Month at Pitch Demo Day held on Feb 28, SF #SVEPnD

Community, Events, General, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

Onvedeo Won Startup of Month at Pitch Demo Day held on Feb 28, SF. 7 startups presented at this event hosted at Pivotal Labs.

Onvedeo: Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video

Video marketing is widely accepted as being the best Online marketing tool out there, but videos are hard to produce, really expensive, can’t scale and are not personalized. Onvedeo creates micro-localized, auto-generated, hyper-targeted videos. We solve the video marketing challenges in the current online market with an automated video engine that produces high quality and personalized videos easily, affordably and at scale. We currently use this technology to generate real estate listings videos for brokers and agents nationwide. We are building the next generation of video ads. We believe the future of video ads is content.
Onvedeo videos drive more engagement and stronger SEO. Our clients can finally compete with the Zillows and Trulias of the world for Google ranking simply by having one of our videos on their site.

Boubou GuiroBoubou Guiro is the Founder and CEO of Onvedeo. Boubou and the Onvedeo team have been working hard towards giving the power of video marketing to all business. To achieve this goal Onvedeo has built a highly advanced Video Engine that generates engaging, localized and fully voiced videos using data. This technology is currently being used to generate videos for real estate listings.

Prior to Onvedeo Boubou was heading up Product at CBS Interactive, where he was leading the Product, Design, and Community teams of the biggest gaming websites in the world.

“The pitch event was well organized and had quality startups with great ideas and impressive teams. We are really proud of the win as it is a great validation of the work our team has been doing for the past year. Beside the win, we have also made great connections during the event. Thank you again Silicon Valley Entrepreneur team for this great opportunity.”

Job opening: Looking for a senior Ruby dev 

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Meet 7 startups: WizMaps, Waygum, Spotlime, RaceYourself, Onvedeo, Sowt, Tournative @ Pitch and Demo SF Feb 28th

Community, Entrepreneurship, General, Startup of Month, SVEntrepreneurs

7 Startups  (WizMaps, Waygum, Spotlime, RaceYourself, Onvedeo, Sowt, Tournative) had been selected to present at Feb 28 Pitch and Demo event @ SF

=== Startup Pitching List ===

Wiz Maps:  “Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. “

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

waygum.io : “WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. “

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Spotlime: “Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute.”

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

Race Yourself: “We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. “

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

Onvedeo: “Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video.”

Presented by Boubou Guiro, CEO

Sowt:  “Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard.”

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat, Co-Founder & CEO

Tournative: “Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel.”

Presented by Quynh Pham, Founder and  CEO

===Details ===

Wiz Maps: “Wiz Maps delivers real-time user-generated data maps and leverages using hard to find data, which real estate professionals and businesses need, so they can reduce the massive time waste and risk in home-buying and location analytics. “

Our current demo for the SF and San Jose markets is at:
http://64.90.186.70/~whizmaps/whizmaps/#

Type in “95125″ into the search box and press the search button to see real-time data maps rendered. Being improved and B2B.

Presented by Eddie Godshalk

• Analyzed and ran due diligence on the real estate and banking industries with emphasis on current local demographic and economic data. Developed system to monetize this data information.

• Developed an accurate 24-month forecasting model at the national & local (Block Group) levels.

• Developed unique colorized maps and reports allowing customers to select form a list of the latest local parameters, such as job growth or migration. Maps allowed ranking of local parameters that changed every month/quarter, and then optimal listings or target.

• Discovered a more accurate model not to properly assess risk. Built a team that developed the only accurate predictive model for over 300,000 US markets that accurately predicted the housing crash in late 2007, 2-years before it happened.

waygum.io : “WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite (think Parse.com for Enterprises) that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. “

WAYGUM.io offers an Enterprise-Focused-Mobile-Platform-Suite that guarantees to increase the Speed-to-Market to build and host Enterprise grade Mobile Apps, at least by 5x times. Its Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaas) product provides the best in class enterprise grade push notifications, audience intelligence and analytics (Think Parse.com for Enterprises). The Visual App Dev product helps you create beautiful Mobile Apps.

Check us out at wagyum.io

Presented by Sundar Krish, CEO & Co- Founder

Tech from IIT Madras, one of the most prestigious Engineering University in India. 15+ years Enterprise Software Experience; Has architected, led and  built many high impact software systems in Cisco, eBay, SVB, Wells Fargo.

Spotlime: “Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute.”

Spotlime is Hotel Tonight for events – the simplest way to discover and book events last-minute. Join us at www.spotli.me and start enjoying the best events in your city in 2 taps.

Presented by Francesco Rieppi, Co-Founder & CEO

“I am Co-Founder & CEO at Spotlime - the simplest app to discover and book events last-minute. Before founding Spotlime, I worked in VC (MAS Angel Fund), consulting (The Boston Consulting Group) and banking (Barclays Capital) in Germany, Italy and UK.”

Race Yourself: “We are building an augmented reality motivational fitness platform games for wearables and mobile for running, cycling, in gyms and skiing. “

Race Yourself is a unified, gamified, fitness platform leveraging wearable technology, and based on an augmented reality experience to motivate and entertain users. At first it will be for Google Glass, but imagine being able to ‘Race Yourself’, everywhere you can see a heads up display, smart watch or screen in gyms/ on your phone. Race against a 3D virtual avatar of yourself, against friends or celebrities, a well known computer game character, or fleeing from flesh eating zombies pursuing at your target pace. Race on foot, bike, through gates or slope style on skis or a snowboard, or even whilst sky diving mid-air. The point is that tens of millions of people are underwhelmed by their fitness trackers because all they do is track. We’re turning it into a game by race-ifying it, providing useful real-time feedback to motivate better performance, and we’ll extend the experience (over time) to other sports.

For serious athletes, this may be racing yourself, your team mates and gaining on-screen technique feedback. For others, this may mean challenging groups of friends or earning ‘sweat credit’ from burning calories and building streaks to unlock further features and rewards.

We’re putting everything we’ve got into our first product right now but at the core of it we’ve built a platform entirely focused on enabling rich (and stable) spatial experiences in a battery-optimised, low CPU environment. Whether as an API for other developers or a ready-made platform for brands – we are building something with many revenue streams to explore.

The virtual reality fitness angle has been incredible for talent acquisition – we’ve built a superstar-only engineering-led algorithm, AR and AAA gaming team to rapidly create a new tier in the fitness software market.

We were over-subscribed for our first funding round ($325,000) which we closed early October and our Beta launch during CES week received loads of positive press including a TV appearance on Fox Business and articles in Mashable, TNW, Metro, Mirror, Venture Beat, Tech Crunch, Men’s Health, The Mail, Fast Company and Pocket Gamer.

Presented by Hayley Melidonis, CEO

“With a background in engineering, banking and venture capital, I’ve seen how life changing taking fitness seriously has been for me. Now I’ve made it my mission to build he world’s most exciting exercise platform.”

Onvedeo: Onvedeo built the Micro-localized, Auto-generated, Hyper-targeted video

Video marketing is widely accepted as being the best Online marketing tool out there, but videos are hard to produce, really expensive, can’t scale and are not personalized. Onvedeo creates micro-localized, auto-generated, hyper-targeted videos. We solve the video marketing challenges in the current online market with an automated video engine that produces high quality and personalized videos easily, affordably and at scale. We currently use this technology to generate real estate listings videos for brokers and agents nationwide. We are building the next generation of video ads. We believe the future of video ads is content.
Onvedeo videos drive more engagement and stronger SEO. Our clients can finally compete with the Zillows and Trulias of the world for Google ranking simply by having one of our videos on their site.

Presented by Boubou Guiro

Boubou Guiro is the CEO and Founder of Onvedeo. Prior to Onvedeo Boubou was heading up product at CBS Interactive.

 

Sowt: Sowt is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard.

Sowt (Arabic for ‘voice) is an audio social network, offering people a platform to–literally–make their voices heard. Launched in March 2013 on the web, iOS, and Android, Sowt today boasts close to 50,000 users.

The idea behind Sowt was inspired by the events of the Arab Spring. The founders initially wanted to create an audio-based citizen journalism platform, but the idea then evolved into a more generic platform that can be used by journalists and others alike. Today, engagement on Sowt spans a variety of topics, from current events to music and poetry, social issues, and even jokes!

Website:
http://www.sowt.com
Intro video:
http://youtu.be/6i3Ne1ow_iE
iPhone app:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sowt/id582625275
Android app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.sowt.com

Presented by Hazem Zureiqat,  Co-Founder & CEO

Hazem Zureiqat is the Co-Founder & CEO of Sowt, a new audio social networking platform. He leads product development, marketing, and investor relations activities at Sowt. Hazem is an active member of the tech community in his native Jordan. He is currently based in Silicon Valley.
A graduate of MIT and Macalester College, Hazem’s area of expertise lies in transportation engineering, planning, and economics. In addition to his work at Sowt, Hazem serves as a transportation consultant at Engicon, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm based in Amman, Jordan. He has previously worked at the Greater Amman Municipality as the Head of the Transportation Economics and Modeling Division.
Hazem is currently the President of the MIT Arab Alumni Association and a founding member in Taqaddam, a citizen-driven political, economic and social platform in Jordan.

Tournative: “Tournative is a marketplace to help tourists have local experiences when they travel.”

TourNative is a unique online marketplace that connects travelers with the locals all over the world. Our one of a kind platform serves as a bridge between travelers who are looking to experience a country in its full authenticity and the natives who are eager to show their local hidden gems.

Presented by  Quynh Pham
Quynh Pham is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Computer Science. Upon graduation, she worked as a software engineer at IBM and for several finance and e-commerce companies. Quynh is now a serial entrepreneur, a hacker, a finance enthusiast, a world traveler, and a technologist. She single-handedly took online classifieds to the next level and founded Reachoo. Reachoo is now profitable and serves hundreds of thousands users monthly.

She’s just launched her second startup, TourNative, and on her way to grow it rapidly.

More detail at:

http://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/158231342/

6 Startups were chosen from 40+ applicants: socionics.io, ViClone, Patient Army Inc, LookAllure, Pixeom, LLC and Twoodo @ Jan 25th Pitch Demo Day #SVEPnD#

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Check out the 6 startups who will be pitching in front of investors at  Jan 25 Pitch and Demo Day

===Selected Startup List===

• socionics.io: “Startup Teams Chemistry Detector”

Presented by Ihor Pidruchny, CEO at socionics.io

• ViClone: “We help companies manage leads and customers using intelligent virtual agents”

Presented by Rudy Bianco

• Patient Army Inc: ” PatientArmy is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”

Presented by Vj Anma, Founder and CEO

• LookAllure: “LookAllure is a company that uses visual search technology to make it easier to find fashion.”

Presented by SunHee Yoon, CEO

• Pixeom, LLC: “The little cloud device that does more than just file storage.”

Presented by Sam Nagar, CEO

• Twoodo: “Smarter communication, simpler data organisation, and all this without having to add a tool to your belt.”

Presented by Denis Duvauchelle, CEO and Co-founder

=== Sartup Desc ===

• socionics.io: “Startup Teams Chemistry Detector”

Evaluate Team Chemistry Before You Invest! Accelerators and Seed investors put money behind teams. Socionics.io gives you scientific tools to really get to know them before you invest.

Presented by Ihor Pidruchny, CEO at socionics.io

Serial co-founder, founder of LEZGRO Engineering Incubator, software engineer and talented manager.Ihor has combined the entrepreneurial experience with psychological science, brought the prominent International Institute of Socionics into the partnership to launch the most powerful co-founders matching technique and algorithm for detecting team chemistry, that can be used by entrepreneurs, their potential investors and advisors to measure the fit.

• ViClone: “We help companies manage leads and customers using intelligent virtual agents”

Robots are the Future. What if your Startup had access to Robots that were intelligently programmed to do one thing perfectly—grow your user base. Using our smart robots companies can efficiently manage leads and improve sales.http://www.vicloning.net/

Presented by Rudy Bianco

By the age of 19, my skills gave me a VP position at a producer company. I work with incredible people and developed great things. This multi-tasking job gave me a strong profile in how businesses works. Then I decided that I can do better and I founded an advertising agency.I dedicated 9 years to creating publicity from large companies like Nike or Mcdonald’s, to small ones before pivoting to SaaS and innovation by 2007.

• Patient Army Inc: ” PatientArmy is a crowd-sourced marketplace that gets money back on your medical bills by resolving billing errors.”

Healthcare is broken. Medical billing errors cost patient $110B a year annually. Over 100 million health insurance claims are declined each year and a majority of them are wrongfully denied. Detecting and fixing these errors are challenging, as it requires analyzing and cross-referencing jargon-loaded bills, medical records and insurance coverage details. PatientArmy makes medical billing advocacy accessible to consumers by making it easy for patients to find answers to questions on their medical bill.

Presented by Vj Anma, Founder and CEO

Vj Anma is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold Internet and mobile companies. He sold Visual Search Engine Company, YoMeta.com in 2009 and AppMe.com in 2012.

• LookAllure: “LookAllure is a company that uses visual search technology to make it easier to find fashion.”

LookAllure is a Stanford-based startup focusing on visual search and discovery of fashion with a team of 3 PhDs in computer science. With LookAllure app, users take a picture of a shoe they see at a store or elsewhere. The app uses our patent-pending visual search technology to find shoes that look similar and maybe even better but cheaper and tells the users where to buy them. Our team has the best visual search and recognition technology and the largest shoe database in the world through affiliate relation with 36 companies.
Here is the link to our website:http://www.lookallure.com

Here is the link to the LookAllure on the App Store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lookallure/id707462012?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Here is the link to the LookAllure promotion video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZfZe0sbOYg&noredirect=1

Here is the link to the AngelList page for LookAllure:https://angel.co/lookallure

Presented by SunHee Yoon, CEO

I founded LookAllure to solve problems in fashion search and discovery using computer vision technology. Prior to LookAllure, I was a researcher at Stanford University working on mobile and social systems. I received my Ph.D. in computer science from USC where I developed algorithms to efficiently collect information from wireless sensor networks.

• Pixeom, LLC: “The little cloud device that does more than just file storage.”

Pixeom is a personal cloud device that does more than just file storage. It continues to expand as one large pool when you need more space, and allows you to do things like host discussion boards or interactive shops on it to get more out of your data. There is an emphasis on privacy, offering an affordable and easy to use alternative to your own server, NAS box, or various online services like Dropbox or Amazon.

Presented by Sam Nagar, CEO

Sam is a former software engineer from Microsoft who worked on Windows and Virtualization. He studied at the University of Southern California and majored in computer engineering with a minor in business. He previously interned at multiple startups working on both hardware and software, two of which have since been acquired by VMware and EMC. He currently lives in the San Francisco bay area, California.

• Twoodo: “Smarter communication, simpler data organisation, and all this without having to add a tool to your belt.”

What if I told you that I had a smarter way for you to communicate, track tasks, files and notes with your team and clients without having to change what tool you’re using, or anyone else’s? What if I can make your messages clearer, less ambiguous and easier to track with no added effort, in fact it would be faster. Would you be interested?

Presented by Denis Duvauchelle, CEO and Co-founder

Denis Duvauchelle (CEO):Avid entrepreneur and highly motivated with a passion for productivity. He has the drive and vision to grow the company. Denis is the originator of the project, CEO and spearheads the efforts across all functions.
Guillaume Acard (CTO):Project Manager for a leading bank software development company with over 15 employees in his charge. He dreams of code and loves to code. He’s in charge of technology choices and most of the development on the website. Sean Antony (Head of mobile):With a Masters in Computer Science, we started his career in IT consulting to finally come back to his dream and passion, which is developing. He’s currently in charge of all mobile development.
David Arnoux (CMO):Growth hacking evangelist and has experience in competitive markets having launched a successful startup in men fashion wear in Paris. He’s in charge of growth, marketing and PR.

Come meet with Neil Weintraut, Erin Delacroix, Indu Navar, Saji Johnson, and Eugene Zhang at Jan 25 Pitch Demo Day#SVEPnD

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Come meet with our judge panel for  Jan25 Pitch Demo Day! Thanks to all of them for being judge on Saturday.

===Judge Panel List=== 

• Erin Delacroix, Innovator at LinkedIn

• Indu Navar, Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners

• Saji Johnson, Managing Partner of Anicca Ventures

•  Neil Weintraut, Cloud Venture

• Eugene Zhang, CEO, InnoSpring Inc.; General Partner, TEEC Angel Fund

• David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Founder & CEO at GWC, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

===Judge Panel Bio===

Erin received her BFA in New Media from AAU. She has a strong focus on strategy, innovative product design, and business development. One Kings Lane, Coin, ebay, URBN, World Golf Tour, and Wells Fargo are among the various companies within her portfolio.

Indu Navar advises software and Internet services companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. Over the past 20 years, Indu has served as a founder and CEO of successful companies, developing a proven track record in business development and strategic financing. She has successfully led companies through several rounds of growth stage strategic financing.

Prior to Woodside Capital Partners, Indu was founder and CEO of Serus Corporation, provider of SAAS offering for companies with outsourced manufacturing. Indu has been on the ground floor of several successful technology companies including Healtheon (WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA, Moffett Field, California.

Indu has B.S Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India and M.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.

Neil Weintraut was a founding partner of Palo Alto Venture Partners, an Interent-focused venture capital firm. PAVP’s investments include AdForce (OTC-ADFC), AvantGo (OTC-AVGO), CareerBuilder (OTC-CBDR), DemandForce (acquired for Intuit), Vicinity (OTC-VCNT), and When.com (acquired by AOL). And is presently an advisor and angel investor at Cloud Ventures, whose investments included Cloudkick, on the early Cloud infrastructure company acquired by Rackspace. Neil was one of the first Wall Street Internet analyst, underwriting many of the pioneers of the Internet including Checkpoint Software, CNet, Netscape and UUNET. Neil has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSEE from Drexel University. Neil was also an advisor to the International Olympic Committee on the application of the Internet to the Olympic Games, a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a computer design engineer at IBM and Daisy Systems.

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 Networksfrom 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 TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing, China.

Pitch Demo Day 2014: Connect founders with investors- You can change the world!

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Pitch Demo Day 2014: Connect founders with investors. Join us!
Jan 25th Pitch Demo Day is our 13th startup contest and will bring together Silicon Valley’s leading startups and VCs. We will select 1 Grand Winner and 1-2 Runner(optionally) from 6-10 candidates, and they will get the direct pass entering our annual startup competition Startup Of Year. Please apply slots by filling out the application form with your latest info as soon as possible. All applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Get ready for your pitch and join us at Pitch Demo Day!
  • When: Jan 25th, Saturday (Next date: Feb 23rd, Mar 15th)
  • Where: InnoSpring, 2901 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA
Agenda: 
9AM – 9:35AM             Networking, Introduction & Keynote
9:40AM – 11AM           Startup PitchTotal 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 minute11AM – 11:15AM         Founder Story
11:15AM – 11:30AM    Co-founder pitch (Open mic)
11:30AM – 12:15PM   Judging Panel Discussion
12:15PM                    Closing Remark & Networking
Meetup Pagehttp://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/153561442/Awesome Investors in our network:

Investor Company
Richard Melmon Bullpen Capital
Kayvan Baroumand nestGSV
Duncan Davidson Bullpen Capital
Patrick Mork Google Play
Bill Reichert Garage Technology Ventures
Amit Sinha SAP
Konstantin Tryapitsyn Vice President of Business Development, FinEx+ Asset Management
Vignesh Ravikumar Sierra Ventures
Sonja Markova Keiretsu Forum
Marcelo Manjon Xseed Capital
Jialu Chen Asset Management Venture
Mahendra Ramsinghani TriplePoint Venture
Eugene Zhang InnoSprting; TEEC Angels.
Mike Loftus Angel’s Forum
Binay Ackalloor Sand Hill Angels
Neil Weintraut Cloud Venture
Ting Louie SharesPost Investment Management / SP100 fund
Monali Jain Kiretsu Forum and Angel Investor
Luke Lee Asset management Venture

Some pictures of past Pitch Demo Day

Successful Stories
Below are examples of winners of Startup Of Year 2013.


Boombotix, Nov-13 Winner, raised $3.2million.
Nudge Technology, Nov-12 Winner, raised $250K.
invi. Inc, Jan-13 Winner, raised $3million.
Oculii, Sep-13 Winner, raised $1million.

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Boombotix, Oculii, AnswerTo won Startup of Year; Iddo Tal (Invi), Lief Storer (Boombotix) won Founder of Year #StartupOfYear 2013

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December 19, 2013, Mountain View, CA – Bombotix, Oculii, AnswerTo,  and Iddo Tal (Invi), Lief Storer (Boombotix) won the 6 awards at the Startup  Of Year 2013 Award presented by the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups (www.sventrepreneurs.net), and Startup Venture Network  at their annual awards event last night in Palo Alto, CA, hosted by sponsor Perkins Coie (www.perkinscoie.com) at the night of Dec 18.

The two winners of three categories are:

  • Startup Of Year 2013 - Investor’s Choice: Oculii & AnswerTo
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  • Startup Of Year 2013 – Entrepreneur’s Choice:  AnswerTo & Boombotix
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  • Foundable Founder Of Year 2013: Iddo Tal (Invi) &  Lief Storer (Boombotix)
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Winner Profile
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Oculii designs and manufactures high performance 3D tracking radar sensor modules for automotive, traffic, airborne, and security applications.”

http://www.oculii.com/

Imagine you could transform the interaction between humans and computers, improving the everyday usability of systems from autonomous automobiles to robotics – the social and financial value would be enormous. Today, imaging sensors are one of the main bottlenecks preventing this vision from becoming a reality. Oculii has developed 3D tracking radar sensors which provide unprecedented military-grade performance, at consumer electronic price points. These sensors have the potential to revolutionize a plethora of billion dollar markets – automotive, airborne, traffic, security, etc. – and could fundamentally change the way humans and computers interact.

answerto

AnswerTo is an online marketplace for expert answers”

We have built a custom online question and answer marketplace for software developers that enables them to buy, sell, earn, win, and reward with a points currency for the best answer to a member’s question.

boombotix

Boombotix is the leader in ultraportable audio technology. The Company started in 2009 with a vision to create an alternative to headphones. Since then, Boombotix has built out a full line of bundled hardware and software to drive the future of the music listening experience.

Lief StorerCEO/Founder at Boombotix

0fe4428From the very start, I was fortunate enough to land an engineering position that incorporated technology with art and design. At DiCon Lighting, I pioneered a line of ultra high power fiberoptic illuminators used for ultra efficient architectural systems. I seized the opportunity to learn everything I could about product design. In my nights I would transform from engineer to artist working on a variety of mediums from sneakers, headphones, skate decks and toys. As fate would have it, my technical background was fused into my art which put me in position to launch BoomBotix mobile audio.
My primary focus is around technologies that will enhance the user experience for mobile audio. Music is the most valuable social currency, and I plan to make sharing it simple and fun with technology.

Iddo TalFounder at invi. Inc.

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I’m an entrepreneur. I make things happen. I find an idea I like, talk with the target audience, learn the market and design a product they need. Build a team, develop strategic partnerships and raise funds. Get into the garage with a few talented developers and bring it to life.

More than 20+ investors attended the Startup of Year award ceremony.

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About Startup Of Year Award

The Startup Of Year award is organized by:

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups

Startup Venture Network

Silicon Valley Teahouse

About Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE) & Startup Venture Network

SVE is the largest Meetup community in Silicon Valley. It’s a community full of entrepreneurs, founders, hackers, developers, venture capitalists, angels, and leaders in the mobile and Internet industry. Topics often include: Android, iOS, WordPress, HTML5, cloud computing, and social networking.  Their events are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to hear how others have overcome hurdles and achieved success. Be a volunteer, be a speaker, join the investor list, or post a job listing.

SVE holds monthly pitch and demo days and Startup Boot Camp training for Entrepreneurs. The Startup Venture Network holds private pitching and networking events in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. SVE is led by David Cao. He can be found on LinkedIn and AngelList.

You can also find SVE on: Google+  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  AngelList

Startup Candidates#Startup of Year:Nudge Technology, NinjaMyApp, invi. Inc, referralMD, Nimbler, Clef, Friend Trusted, Opportunes, Instabug, Oculii, Boombotix, AnswerTo

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Startup of Year 2013 candidates

Nudge Technology Inc is developing a unique technology platform, with a data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence components, that mines data and delivers users unique recommendations that enrich their lives.

NinjaMyApp –”Backend as a Service” for mobile developers, think “WordPress for Apps”

invi is the next generation of texting. No moretiny thumbnails and dull links. Share pictures,YouTube videos and so much more within your text conversations, as beautiful and interactive content.

ReferralMD is a collaborative health care startup focused on getting rid of paper based communication once and for all. 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.

Nimbler SF gets you from point A to B efficiently whether by BART, Muni, AC/Transit, Caltrain, walking, bicycling, or combinations of the above. Nimbler provides full point-to-point routing, real-time updates and advisories together in one app. Nimbler will make you faster, more efficient, and more flexible in your daily travels in and around the city.

Clef is a replacement for usernames and passwords online that uses your smartphone to log you in. By moving authentication out of our heads, and in to our phones, we’re able to use state of the art cryptography to keep your identity safe. The trend in this industry, though, has been to make things safer, bu t harder to use.

Friend Trusted offers homeowners a free price comparison and booking engine for their home improvement projects with the most convenient delivery method possible, their smartphone.

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.

Instant bug reporting tool for mobile apps!

Oculii designs and manufactures high performance 3D tracking radar sensor modules for automotive, traffic, airborne, and security applications.

Boombotix is the leader in ultraportable audio technology. The Company started in 2009 with a vision to create an alternative to headphones. Since then, Boombotix has built out a full line of bundled hardware and software to drive the future of the music listening experience.

We have built a custom online question and answer marketplace for software developers that enables them to buy, sell , earn, win and reward with a points currency for the best answer to a member’s question.

Nominations #FounderOfYear: Iddo Tal (Invi), Lief Storer (Boombotix), Al-Hassan Hleileh (Nudge)

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Al-Hassan HleilehFounder & CEO at Nudge Technology

nudge-founder-alAl-Hassan Hleileh, Founder & CEO from Nudge Technology Stanford MBA, founder of Nudge Technology, which graduated from Steve Blank’s Lean Startup course at Stanford, and was featured by him at SXSW http://www.slideshare.net/sblank/the-startup-owners-manual-sxsw-11954724. He also was a co-founder at Yamsafer.me, which is a VC backed regional hotel booking portal.

18Nudge Technology Inc is developing a unique technology platform, with a data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence components, that mines data and delivers users unique recommendations that enrich their lives.Early beta version can be found on: http://blooming-water-9486.herokuapp.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NudgeMobileApp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NudgeMobileApp
Angel list: https://angel.co/nudge-technology
Gust: https://gust.com/c/nudge_technology_#company_profile_page
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/nudge-inc

Iddo TalFounder at invi. Inc

1a577dfI’m an entrepreneur. I make things happen. I find an idea I like, talk with the target audience, learn the market and design a product they need. Build a team, develop strategic partnerships and raise funds. Get into the garage with a few talented developers and bring it to life.

13invi is the next generation of texting. No more tiny thumbnails and dull links. Share pictures, YouTube videos and so much more within your text conversations, as beautiful and interactive content.You can read more about us here on our press release, Techcrunch , TheNextWeb,  AndroidSpin,  Applatter, keithwkoch,  VentureBeat,  Talk Android and Drippler.

Lief StorerCEO/Founder at Boombotix

0fe4428From the very start, I was fortunate enough to land an engineering position that incorporated technology with art and design. At DiCon Lighting, I pioneered a line of ultra high power fiberoptic illuminators used for ultra efficient architectural systems. I seized the opportunity to learn everything I could about product design. In my nights I would transform from engineer to artist working on a variety of mediums from sneakers, headphones, skate decks and toys. As fate would have it, my technical background was fused into my art which put me in position to launch BoomBotix mobile audio.
My primary focus is around technologies that will enhance the user experience for mobile audio. Music is the most valuable social currency, and I plan to make sharing it simple and fun with technology.

boombotixBoombotix is the leader in ultraportable audio technology. The Company started in 2009 with a vision to create an alternative to headphones. Since then, Boombotix has built out a full line of bundled hardware and software to drive the future of the music listening experience. Their product line incorporates wearable technologies and mobile audio software. Walden Venture Capital and David Dolby currently back the Company.