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Silicon Valley Spring 2013
Applications: Mar 17, '13
Sessions: Apr 01, '13 - Jul 09, '13
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors. The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.
First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and the full range of wealth management services with an emphasis on exceptional relationship-based service and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.
Ravix Group - Ravix Group Inc.provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, human resources, and facilities functions of early-stage and middle market companies so that management can focus on their priorities to increase the value of their company.
Purplepatch Services is a strategy consulting firm offering technology firms Marketing Communications and User Experience Design solutions.
Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competition Winner is @jobFig
With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who purchases a Founder/CEO or table ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press at the Founder Showcase event.
Simply purchase a ticket, and submit your best one-sentence pitch in the comments below. Then, based on pitch popularity and our judging, we will select the top pitch on Tuesday, November 6th, and that company will get to pitch on stage at the 12th Founder Showcase on November 7th.
No other event gives attendees access to so much.
After more than 35 pitches and 1200 votes, the winner of the 12th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch Competiton is jobFig. Here is their winning one-sentence pitch;
My company, jobFig, is developing the eharmony for jobs to help candidates and companies find the best matches with each other using behavioral analytics developed on top of 30 years of peer-reviewed research.
Congratulations to Ravi Mikkelsen and jobFig, who will get to speed pitch the crowd at tomorrow's event!
There were several great pitches, so this was a hard decision. Honorable mentions include;
My company, MailGapp, is developing a mobile app to help busy professionals recapture wasted time spent checking the mailbox by viewing and managing their postal mail through our patent pending cloud based technology.
My company, Venio, is developing a personalized nutritional guide to help those struggling to become healthy in the increasingly complicated and stressful world of health, with personalization around people's tastes, habits, and preferences.
My company, Socialyzer, is developing a revenue performance management platform for social media to help businesses & marketers use social data to sell more products/services with our predictive algorithms that tell them how to engage which customers, on which channels, and with which message.
The 12th Founder Showcase event is on Wednesday, November 7th in San Francisco, and will feature David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient) as Keynote Speakers. We are expecting over 600 investors, founders, and press in attendance. Get your tickets now at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you need helping developing a strong one-sentence pitch for your company, we highly reccommend following the format and video explained below:
My company, __(insert name of company)__,
is developing __(a defined offering)__
to help __(a defined audience)__
__(solve a problem)__
with __(secret sauce)__.
For more pointers, check out this short video of Adeo Ressi explaining the one-sentence pitch format.