HOTB Software Solutions
HOTB is a highly experienced software development company that provides in-kind angel capital to startup entrepreneurs with a viable technology based business. HOTB helps startups bridge the gap between their friends and family round and their venture capital round by subsidizing expensive technology needs. HOTB specializes in building custom software platforms to provide certainty of execution, experience, credibility, security and compliance. Additionally, HOTB Ventures has been formed for instances of passive investment when software development is not needed.

Manatt
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.

TriNet
Tech companies partner with TriNet Passport to compete for top talent by using our bundled HR products that cover the core services of payroll, fortune 100 benefits, risk and compliance, a scalable HR team all on a cloud platform. TriNet reduces the time businesses spend managing HR and administrative issues while providing enterprise-grade cloud capabilities. This enables entrepreneurs and management to focus on what’s important from raising funds to driving revenue. Join hundreds of executives in high tech who have experienced the TriNet Passport difference, working for companies in hardware, software, SaaS and telecommunications. Contact choy.chew@trinet.com for more information.

Eureka
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Founded in 2014 by Peter Polydor, our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.

CrashLabs
CRASHLABS IS A VIBRANT COWORKING AND EVENTS COMMUNITY THAT ENHANCES WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR THE NEW ECONOMY OF UNTETHERED WORKERS. CRASHLABS OFFERS CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE SPACES SUCH AS OPEN DESKS, DEDICATED DESKS, PRIVATE OFFICES, AND EVENTS SPACE THAT SERVE EVERYONE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO CORPORATIONS.

Real Office Centers
At ROC you’ll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today’s leaders. Beyond merely providing the physical workspace, we contribute to your capital growth by facilitating innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow. Our open-source work environment and friendly staff complete with private receptionists keep business running smoothly. ROC handles day-to-day operations and facility management so your company can focus on what it does best.

Introducing the Top Eight Finalists for the 12th #FounderShowcase Pitch Competition

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-30

Today we are excited to announce the top eight finalists who will be competing in the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition on November 7th. From what was once a pool of over 60 early-stage startups, these companies have outlasted several rounds of elimination and will now be coming together in San Francisco to battle it out on stage. 

If you thought the first part of the process was grueling, just wait. These eight early-stage companies will now have to bring it full force and impress not only an audience filled with hundreds of investors and press, but five top Silicon Valley VCs, including David Hornik and Katherine Barr, who will provide constructive criticism and valuable feedback. 

Our eight finalists represent a variety of countries and cities, and will join an audience of over 600+ international investors, press, and attendees. Together we will help launch several of these hopefuls to greatness. Until then, we look forward to hearing what they have to say and can’t wait to award one of these eight companies the title of Founder Showcase Champion.

To get in on the action as well as hear talks from keynote speakers David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient), purchase your tickets today


Listed below are the eight Founder Showcase Finalists.

 

 

Spikes (www.spikes.com)

Spikes is creating software to help large corporations address the   biggest security threat on their network, the browser.
   
 
 
Sortbox (www.getsortbox.com)
SortBox is developing an intuitive, cloud based software platform to help small businesses collect, screen and organize job applicants without the need for training or additional learning.
 
 
 
 
 HugeFan (www.hugefan.com)
HugeFan is developing an e-commerce platform to help touring performers make money for profit or cause with their superfans.
 
 
 
 
 iGenapps (www.igenapps.com)
iGenApps Inc is developing a mobile app to help smartphone and tablet users, with no programming skills, to create and generate content-driven mobile apps, for personal or business needs, with 4 simple steps and in less than 5 minutes.
 
 
 
HackerHires (www.hackerhires.com)
HackerHires is developing a hiring assessment tool to help technical recruiters to identify the best developer in their hiring funnel with realistic project-like challenges and live deployments of the results.
 
 
 
 
Writer.ly (www.writer.ly)
Writer.ly is developing a marketplace to help writers successfully publish their books by connecting them directly with the services and experts they need.
 
 
 
 
SeatAssignMate (www.seatassignmate.com)
 Airto is developing a web-based social seating check-in platform to
help air travelers use Facebook and LinkedIn to see who will be on
board their flight and to choose their seats.
 
 
 
 
 OnContracting (www.oncontracting.com)
OnContracting is developing an online marketplace to help skilled professionals find contract jobs at great companies by offering contract job related advice with user generated data and reviews.
 
 
 
 Get your tickets today for the 12th Founder Showcase.

Introducing the Top Eight Finalists for the 12th #FounderShowcase Pitch Competition

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