Seven rising startups will be pitching on Aug 16th @InnoSpring, 2901 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA
• iSmart Alarm, Inc.: iSmartAlarm is making the best smartphone enabled home system and connected home system.
• Inventalator: Inventalator is a crowdsourced development community that helps entrepreneurs validate, develop, & launch technology products.
• Fundoo Innovations: Integrating “E-Commerce & E-Gaming,” to create a novel channel of gamified promo marketing
• FeelingsIntel Company: Targeted Advertising from Context specific feelings extracted from Smart-Phone texting
• Grush: Grush transforms the brushing chore into a fun and interactive game. Motion sensing brush and mobile games guide kids’ brushing and lets parents track results.
• Groopie, Inc: Groopie is a place where you can create shows with groups of friends.
Flow State Media: MIT/Zynga casual gaming studio with strong live, mobile multiplayer game engine.
Strong team: CEO: Zynga, Activision, Call of Duty, Rockstar Games. MIT MBA, CompSci degree from Penn.
CTO: 20th Zynga Employee. Original Zynga Poker and FarmVille developer. Client/server/web/mobile experience. 20+ yrs making games.
Head of Product: Zynga 4.5 yrs. 8 games launches, 6 mobile, 2 MIT degrees. 4 more artists & developers each with 15-20 yrs game development experience. Most in Philippines keeping our dev costs a small fraction of US developers.
Strong traction: 750k installs via organic growth and several Facebook App Center Features. No marketing spent yet. Live crossword game “Letter UP” generates $29 ARPPU and $.24 ARPU (12x better than average Facebook ARPU). 3M+ games played on Facebook and growing. Long-term retention: June 2013 installers still contribute 15% of monthly revenues in 2014. Players average 1/hr a day, twice the competition. Generating $5k+/month. Net monthly burn is only $17k/month. Tops in terms of “quality per dollar spent”.
iSmart Alarm, Inc.: iSmartAlarm is making the best smartphone enabled home system and connected home system.
iSmart Alarm, Inc. is a leader in the DIY Home Security market and an innovator in the Internet of Things (IoT). The iSmartAlarm ecosystem was created to be the first smartphone-controlled do-it-yourself (DIY) home security solution that is easily portable, easy to set up, requires no wiring, and gives the user the opportunity to protect their home intelligently. There are no monthly fees, no subscription fees, and no long-term contracts as would be expected from older, traditional systems. The iSmartAlarm communicates through the user’s smartphone, giving access to monitoring, system control, and statistics to increase the safety of home, property, and family. Revolutionary in the home security space, iSmartAlarm provides the whole family the ability to integrate with the free iPhone and Android Apps and remotely arm, disarm, and monitor the security system from their cell phone, from anywhere, in real time. Currently iSmartAlarm products are available at tier-1 online retailers such as Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Newegg and smarthome, etc as well as “Brick and Mortor” such as Fry’s Electronics and Micro Center, etc.
Inventalator: Inventalator is a crowdsourced development community that helps entrepreneurs validate, develop, & launch technology products.
Inventalator is an intelligence community that provides crowdsourced research and development to entrepreneurs and SMB’s. Our platform allows companies to connect with our crowd to perform research & development on new product concepts, allowing them to gauge demand, perform market analysis, raise financial capital, and connect with the resources necessary to develop and commercialize new products.
Fundoo Innovations: Integrating “E-Commerce & E-Gaming,” to create a novel channel of gamified promo marketing
Our product line, seamlessly integrates (a) entertainment, (b) simple wagering by players, on (c) easy-to-learn games, with a (d) winning opportunity on (e) selected discounted consumer products & services (P&S). We have granted patents, a couple of customers and dev teams in USA & India. Adequate funding will accelerate our growth trajectory.
FeelingsIntel Company: Targeted Advertising from Context specific feelings extracted from Smart-Phone texting
Human communication has to be processed by an “affect language parser” (ALP) to extract emotions and draw human-like inferences, which are credible & therefore understandable / acceptable to humans. This emotion extraction enables targeted advertising for products & services, to be sent to opt-in consumer, in a timely manner. We have an “unfair advantage” in ALP technology, disclosed in granted patents, thereby making “FeelingsIntel” a sustainable funding-worthy enterprise.
Grush: Grush transforms the brushing chore into a fun and interactive game. Motion sensing brush and mobile games guide kids’ brushing and lets parents track results.
Problem: Tooth brushing is often viewed by children as an unpleasant chore because they can’t see what they are doing and do not know whether they are doing it properly. Additionally, they find the twice daily task as boring because they don’t understand the benefits of brushing and receive no feedback or reward from it. It’s hard for kids to consistently brush their teeth with proper technique when they get no feedback. Parents have to spend a lot of time supervising their child’s brushing to avoid tooth decay and high dental treatment costs.
Solution: The Grush (Patent Pending)platform makes brushing visible for kids and turns brushing into a fun game. This interactive game rewards kids for proper brushing technique. Parents are provided with a method to monitor kids’ brushing. Brushing results are stored in the cloud for data access.
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Groopie, Inc: Groopie is a place where you can create shows with groups of friends.
We have developed a mobile first platform that brings vlogging to a collaborative social era. Groopie is the only place that lets you create shows with your friends and share stories together. Everyone part of a show can contribute to the story with their unique perspectives and social experiences, from anywhere in the world. Unlike YouTube, the recording and editing tools are part of the user experience, and simple enough for anyone to achieve TV-style production. With Groopie you can send someone a record request and shoot an episode using two cameras from two locations. Our editing studio lets you merge footage by choosing which camera angles you want to create one continuous video. Finally, titles and subtitles can be added to any part of an episode, giving viewers and content creators a reality TV like experience. Groopie adds a fun, social dynamic that is essential for engaging mobile users.
Come meet with Neil Weintraut, Erin Delacroix, Indu Navar, Saji Johnson, and Eugene Zhang at Jan 25 Pitch Demo Day#SVEPnD
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…
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– 9:15 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2013
– InnoSpring, 2901 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA
Nov is the the Anniversary for SVE. We are inviting several past sponsors, speakers to this event!
Pitch: your Start-up 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!
Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event! (Registration not required, you can also post at our startup job board Startup Job Board:http://goo.gl/LAiojM)
Here is how we are helping the winners of Pitch and Demo Day to get funded in 6 months:
• 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
Apply for pitching slot： http://goo.gl/941nmM
To speak: goo.gl/8D29i
Welcome product for Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, and Cloud.
9:30M Opening & Introduction
9:32AM Opening Remark
9:40AM Startup Pitch
11AM Founder Story
11:15AM Co-founder pitch (Open mic)
11:30AM Judging Panel Discussion
12:30 Closing Remark
12:30 Lunch & Networking
1:30PM Startup Job Fair
This is for iOS developers / Entrepreneurs to meet together.
iOS Developer Meetup is now becoming lager and lager, furthermore, it establishes agood platform for iOS developers to gather and do some in-depth professional discussion. We will continue with this community at end of every month in the future. Hope this communication could be a good start of our cooperation and our friendship.
9.27 iPhone 5 Impact Meetup is coming soon!
- DATE & TIME – Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 PM
- LOCATION – To be determined…
- AGENDA –
6PM Networking & Food (Depends on Sponsor)
- DEMOS –
Ankit Agarwal CEO from Micello, Inc
Giacomo Balli – iOS Entrepreneur & Freelance Developer
Song Zheng – Developer Evangelist at TokBox
Samuel Sharaf – Mobile Lead from Carisma Solutions
To demo your iOS apps, put your name, and app link as comments in this meetup. First in first serve.
To speak or sponsor, email the organizers, or fill in this form:
More detail http://www.svios.org/events/80209352/
This is for Meetup organizers to meet together, including how to market, manage your meetup etc.
We were blessed to have Laura Nelson, of Hackers & Founders give us an overview of how her group has become the largest Entrepreneurial meetup in the World! Great insight and information!
GMIC SV is Calling all Apps for a global App Contest:
The global competition for the latest and greatest mobile apps
Want a meeting with executives from top, global Silicon Valley-based mobile companies?
Want to demo your app to 5,000 executives, entrepreneurs, and investors, Developers at GMIC SV?
GMIC SV is calling all app developers around the world who have created fresh, innovative apps and would like to get more exposure to the rest of the global market.
How to join appAttack:
- Submit your app below
- Within three days, we send you the link to your posted submission on Facebook. Promote your submission on social media to maximize your “likes” or votes. The top-voted app wins a free trip to GMIC SV!*
- On September 20, we’ll let you know if you have made the appAttack 100.
* Free trip to GMIC SV is valued at $3,000.
appAttack Top 5 apps receive:
- Meeting with executives from a top, global Silicon Valley-based mobile company during GMIC SV
- Demo on the Main Stage in front of thousands of mobile execs, entrepreneurs, investors and devs
appAttack 100 apps receive:
- Booth in the appLounge allowing you to demo to thousands of attendees
- 1 Executive pass for GMIC SV
- Chance at earning a spot in the appAttack Top 5
All appAttack submissions:
- Earn one Developer pass to GMIC SV ($50.00 value)
- appAttack 100 apps are highlighted before, during, and after GMIC SV
- Opportunity to meet with Angel investors in Silicon Valley during GMIC SV
- Opportunity to meet with Sponsors during GMIC SV
- Opportunity to meet with new business partners
- Fabulous prizes, certificates, devices, cash provided by sponsors
- Chance to demo on the Main Stage of GMIC SV
How will my app be judged?
- Popularity (Facebook ‘Like’-ing) (30%)*
- Rating in the marketplace (20%)
- Evaluation by the appAttack organizing committee and sponsors (50%)
*Within three days after applying for appAttack, we will send you an email with a link to your logo placed in the “GMIC SV appAttack” Facebook photo album. You will have until September 18 to have your community, family and friends ‘Like’ your photo. The number of votes you accumulate accounts for 30% of your total score. If that’s not enough incentive to accumulate massive ‘Likes’, we are giving away a free trip to the Global Mobile Internet Conference – Silicon Valley ($3,000 value) to the app with the most Likes.
What to expect during appAttack 100 at GMIC SV
- Your company is given a booth to demo your app during the two day conference
- On October 19, judges will select 20 finalists who will then have a chance to present their app on the appAttack stage to a panel of judges and voters. Five winners will be selected.
- On October 20, the appAttack Top 5 demo on the GMIC Main Stage in front of mobile executives, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Submission Deadline : September 15, 2012
Submission link: (Using DC as source & Discount Code)
This event is part of Global Mobile Internet Conference: