SVEntrepreneurs Present: Founders of Betable, Banjo, MobileIron, Weaver mobile; and Great Wall Club at Linkedin @ Sep 29

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Invite you to #5 of From mobile Apps to Startup Event:

http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/events/25698631/

Make international App startup likely is far easier than 5 years ago. Let’s take a look at different emerging market opportunities

Build Apps is not enough. Build your company!

Agenda:
5:30PM Networking

6PM Introduction

6:10PM Opening Remark

Kiran Prasad, Director of Engineering Mobile, Linkedin

6:25PM Speakers

Moderator: Vivien Wang, Partner, Deloitte

 

Barrett Parkma,Vice President, International Marketing and Growth, Great Wall Club

Christopher Griffin, Founder & CEO of Betable

Damien Patton, Founder and CEO at Banjo

Ajay Mishra, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, MobileIron, Inc

Raymond Wei, Co-founder & CEO, Weaver Mobile, Inc.


7:10PM Panel Discussion

8PM Networking

Speaker Bio

Kiran Prasad, Director of Engineering Mobile, Linkedin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivien Wang, Partner, International Tax,Deloitte Tax LLP

Vivien Wang has over 12 years of public accounting and international tax experiences, providing tax consulting, compliance and tax accounting assurance services to various high-tech and venture capital clients. Her experience includes structuring and globally managing both U.S. inbound and outbound investments. Vivien assisted in the planning and implementation of the worldwide restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and IP migrations for multinational clients.

Vivien is also the National Tax Function Leader of Deloitte’s US China Services Group, specializing in China strategy planning for US companies and investment funds.  Vivien travels frequently to Asia and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is also a frequent speaker in Atlas, the Council for International Tax Education (CITE), HYSTA, etc.

Selected clients:

Marvell, MPS, Trina Solar, GCL Solar, Spreadtrum, Oplink, VeriSilicon, DCM Venture, Vantage Venture, DFJ Venture,  Fuse Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

Barrett Parkma,Vice President, International Marketing and Growth, Great Wall Club

Barrett Parkman is Vice President of the Great Wall Club where he oversees international growth and business development. In the past 2 years, Barrett and his Chinese business partners have built the Great Wall Club into a global platform for mobile internet leaders and grown their annual event, The Global Mobile Internet Conference into the largest and most elite event of its kind in Asia.

He has become a key connecting point and trusted partner between tech industries of China, the US, and other countries and has worked with companies such as Tencent, Sina, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Barrett is passionate about assisting Chinese companies expand into foreign countries, supporting international companies to access China’s market and fostering trusted relationships between industry leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Griffin, Founder & CEO of Betable

As Betable’s Founder and CEO, Christopher E. Griffin has four years of gambling and gaming experience. Chris drives Betable’s vision, innovation, strategy, product direction and business development. With Betable’s newest product, a platform that gives game developers the ability to legally add real-money gambling to their games, he aims to change both the gaming and gambling industries forever.

Chris began his career as a venture capitalist at VB, LLC, where he created hundreds of millions of dollars of value. He has raised $60M over his career, including $43m for a medical device company in one of the largest Series A rounds in medical device history. He also has served as a business development and financing consultant for multiple companies, and he is on the Board of Advisors for Alphabet Energy.

 

 

 

 

Damien Patton, Founder and CEO at Banjo

As a four-time entrepreneur, Damien has built his career on making ideas a reality. A powerhouse of energy and innovation, Damien has spent the last several months building Banjo, a social discovery service where people can discover and connect with those around them regardless of where they are, who they know or what social networks (if any) they belong to.

Damien can often be found speaking at conferences on subjects ranging from social media to online accessibility. Damien enjoys leading teams on innovative projects, and has won multiple awards at technology hackfests such as StartUp Weekend and Google Campout. From think-tanks and boardrooms to dirt bikes and race cars, Damien is a risk taker who likes his life challenging and fast paced.

 

 

 

 

Ajay Mishra, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, MobileIron, Inc.

Before MobileIron, Ajay co-founded enterprise wireless pioneer, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for $450M in 2005). He defined the initial product requirements for the company’s products, working hand-in-hand with 20 teaching customers. Ajay also chaired the WLAN-Mobile Convergence (WMC) task force within the WiFi Alliance and launched two new WMC certifications. Ajay is a frequent speaker on mobile convergence and its implications for the enterprise.

Before Airespace, Ajay ran product management for the Cisco Mobile Office Network (MNET). He integrated the acquisitions of JetCell and Exio, built the products team, and successfully launched the Cisco MNET solution at GSM World Congress in 2001. Ajay started his career as an engineer at Motorola, where he was part of the team that designed the world’s first commercial GSM handset in 1990. He was also instrumental in developing Motorola’s first CDMA handset in 1993.

Ajay has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Raymond Wei, Co-founder & CEO, Weaver Mobile, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Wei, Co-founder & CEO, Weaver Mobile, Inc.

Raymond is a technology veteran in Silicon Valley. Joining Netscreen Technologies in its early times, he was one of the key contributors to the company’s phenomenal success, going public in less than four years. Raymond served as Director of Advanced Systems when Juniper acquired Netscreen. He later served as CTO and VP Engineering at Topsec Networks, Beijing. After investing and getting deeply involved an internet startup, he developed strong interests in internet technologies serving consumers. In April 2011, he co-founded Weaver Mobile with two former Netscreen colleagues, developing mobile applications.

 

Weaver Mobile’s first product is WeConnect, a mobile application to facilitate interactions and communications in real-world social events. Specifically serving the scenarios where online social and offline social intertwine, it strives to solve the problem where event goers rely on multiple tools and social platforms for their typical actions on an event, such as, to preview attendee information, exchange contact information, keep notes, and follow up with people.  WeConnect allows event goers to smoothly interact and communicate with other attendees in a seamlessly integrated environment, eliminating the need to go in and out of disparate set of social tools and to synchronize information among them.

To Register:

http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/events/25698631/

 

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Statup & Doing Business in China @ Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum

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SVEntrepreneurs is proud to announce the special event for entrepreneurs who would like to do business in China.

Statup & Business in China is an half-day Conference with valuable information exchange for starting new business or extending existing business in China.

With the booming of the economy in China, startup in China had become a great opportunity for many foreigners, but still a big challenge for people who are not living in China. The event is to help you to meet with the investors, regulators, incubators, and entrepreneurs from China.

We will focus on the following areas:
Startup in China: Challenges, and opportunities
Partners, JVC, Extend your business in China
The Entrepreneur’s Journey in China

This event is also brought you by:
SVEntrepreneurs ,
SVIBA.org

SVIEF.org
Mobile China Forum

99People
Deloitte
Beyondsoft
……

More information:
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVEntrepreneurs) is fast growing App Entrepreneurs community.  SVE is also one of the most active community in Silicon Valley.

SVE currently organizes the following activities

  • Business Meeting / Networking Events
  • Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters
  • App Entrepreneurs Accelerator
  • Startup Challenges

About SVIBA.org

Silicon Valley Information Business Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Northern California San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley. It was established in 2001 by a group of professionals who were inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley.

From Mobile Apps to Startups #4 – Speaker Highlight

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We have a great lineup of speakers for the our Aug 22 event. Here is the highlight.

Carl Showalter, General Partner, Opus Capital

Herman A. White, Jr. – Senior Vice President, Business Banking, Technology Credit Union

Shawn Shen, Developer Advocate, Google

Zvika, Founder, Mobile App Loader

Scott Schwarzhoff, VP – Marketing, AppCelerator

Panel Moderator: Mark F. Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper

7:40 Panel Discussion

 

 

 

 

Carl Showalter, General Partner, Opus Capital

Carl Showalter is investing in Internet and data communications startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus. Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B revenue division.

He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL company, where he helped build AOL’s modem access network and then helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990’s. Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these vulnerabilities.

Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

 

 

 

 

Herman A. White, Jr. – Senior Vice President, Business Banking, Technology Credit Union

Herman White has been working with technology companies and startups throughout
Silicon Valley, the US and Asia for over 20 years. Prior to joining Tech CU, he
was a co-founder and Partner at CrossBridge Venture Partners, where he invested in
such companies as Good Technology (acquired by Motorola), eSilicon, Bytemobile,
Orchestria, and HedgeStreet (acquired by IG Group). Before founding CrossBridge,
Herman worked in a variety of positions at Silicon Valley Bank, and was also involved in venture debt and venture lending to early stage companies. Earlier in his career, Herman
worked in technology lending, project finance, public finance, trade finance, real estate finance, and international banking at The Sumitomo Bank, Limited and Mercantile Bank, N.A.

Herman holds a BA in Economics from The University of Utah and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He was  formerly a Director of Thunderbird’s North America Alumni Council. Herman is a frequent speaker to groups on such topics as startups and entrepreneurship.

Along with his passion for working with entrepreneurs and making early stage investments, Herman enjoys spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Shen, Developer Advocate, Google

Shawn is a Developer Advocate at Google. His current focus is to cultivate killer apps and help developers build viable business on Google TV, which is an Android-based Smart TV platform. Previously he worked Geo and OpenSocial APIs at Google.  Prior to Google, he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, eBay, plus a few start-ups in Silicon Valley.  While he is not coding or helping developers, he enjoys music, physics, and random philosophical musing.

 

 

 

 

Zvika, Founder, Mobile App Loader

Zvika has been in the forefront of the mobile industry for the last decade. From launching mobile games in Europe as early as 2001 to bringing mobile e-mail to millions of users at Yahoo!, Zvika’s life mission is to innovate and create.  Having generated several patents in the mobile space, he has embarked on a new mission to change how mobile applications are built, traded, and deployed. His professional achievements in the fields of marketing and product management span three continents and involve planning, positioning, and writing specifications for the next generation of products and solutions, based on direct contact with customers and a strong understanding of market trends.  Zvika has a M.Sc. degree from Tel-Aviv University in Biomedical Engineering.  His Masters thesis was implemented to save lives during car crashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Schwarzhoff, VP – Marketing, AppCelerator

Scott leads marketing strategy and go-to-market execution at Appcelerator. Prior to joining the company, Scott was VP of Marketing at Adeze, a leading online rich media advertising platform for small and medium-sized businesses and he led the launch of ISV and reseller partner marketing at SpikeSource. Scott started his career at Hewlett-Packard and later Microsoft, where he drove the launch of Windows Server 2003 to the enterprise and was awarded Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence award for top 1% performance. Scott holds an MBA with honors from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a BA from UC San Diego. Appcelerator is the leading enterprise-grade, cross-platform mobile development solution on the market today. More than 1.5 million developers worldwide have launched 20,000+ cloud-connected mobile  apps developed on Appcelerator software. The company’s flagship offering, Appcelerator Titanium, is the only platform to enable fully native, cross-device development from a single codebase for iOS, Android, Blackberry, PC, Mac, and Linux applications. The platform outputs native code to provide full access to any available device feature, unique capability, or modular extension by accessing over 3,600 features through Appcelerator’s SDK. Appcelerator’s customers include NBC, PayPal, eBay, Merck, Medtronic, Harrah’s, ZipCar, LA Times, and Cisco. Try Titanium for free at   www.appcelerator.com< http://www.appcelerator.com>.

 

Mark F. Radcliffe

Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and trademark.

Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has described him as “outstanding” and “a leader in open source-related matters.” Legal 500 also recognizes him, commenting: “His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as ‘probably the best lawyer in his field.'”

Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

More information at:

http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/events/22869581/

Siliocn Valley Entrepreneurs Present: From Mobile Apps to Successful Startups #3

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SVEntrepreneurs would like to invite you to our From Mobile Apps to Successful Startups series of events. This series is hosted by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (http://sventrepreneurs.net), a fast growing community of Entrepreneurs, especially people with engineering and App background.
July 25th event detail:

5:30PM Registration, food, and Networking
6 Introduction
6:10 App Startup Pitch (3-5 Companies)

6:20 Speakers
7:10 Panel Discussion

Tom Chiu, Angel Investor

Patrick Mork, CMO, GetJar

Martin Tannerfors ,     head of Developer Relations for Samsung’s Mobile Innovator program

Earl Martin Valencia, Business Incubation, CISCO

Jeremy Glassenberg, Platform Manager, Box

Speaker Bio

Tom Chiu is an active member of the Sand Hill Angels. He has been an
angel investor for over 12 years and putting his money into 25+
startups; including Innopath, Retailigence, Appstores, Clean Power
Finance, Movable Ink and others. Tom serves on several advisory boards
and has a passion to work with startups in mobile space.

Tom spent over 20 years in various high tech industries including
mobile software, consumer electronics, wireless, patent sales/license,
semiconductors, and embedded systems. Tom is currently the founder of
IPforAsia, an intellectual property marketplace to bridge between
Greater China and large U.S. corporations. He is also acting as a
Business Development Director at NXP Software.

 

 

 

 

Patrick joined   GetJar  in 2008 as CMO of marketing and member of the executive team. His primary role at GetJar is to develop the company’s overall marketing, branding, content and communications strategy.

Patrick has been in the mobile content space since 2004, first at mobile games publisher I-play then subsequently at glu mobile. Prior to joining GetJar, Patrick was Marketing Director Europe at glu where he built up the company’s marketing team and was a key part of the European management team that helped take the company public on the NASDAQ in March 2007.

With 15 years of marketing experience at leading companies such as PepsiCo and Diamondcluster, Patrick has worked in large multinationals and venture-backed start-ups in marketing, sales and general management.

Patrick holds on MBA from INSEAD and a BS from Georgetown University.

Martin   Tannerfors

Life loving mobile fanatic at Samsung

 

 

Earl Valencia Business Incubation Team Emerging Technologies Group, Cisco SystemsBased in San Jose, California, Earl Martin S. Valencia is a Business Development Manager in Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group (ETG).  He is part of the Business Incubation team which is responsible for finding, filtering and growing Cisco’s future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, creates business cases and collaborates with the internal and external communities to identify future market transitions.  He is the current program manager for the ETG Skunk works laboratory developing prototypes to demonstrate mobile and cloud-based applications. He was also deputy program manager for Cisco I-Prize, a global innovation competition that attracted close to 3000 members from more than 150 countries.

Earl obtained a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering,   Summa Cum Laude,  from Boston University (MA, USA), an M.Eng. in Systems Engineering from Cornell University (NY, USA) and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (CA, USA) with certificates in Global and Public Management.

He is currently the President of the Filipino Entrepreneurs Network in Silicon Valley.

 

Jeremy Glassenberg is the Platform Manager at  Box, where he oversees partner integrations, API and platform product management, and  Box’s community of several thousand developers.  I n addition to working on  Box’s developer platform, Jeremy is a part-time blogger at ProgrammableWeb, and a contributor to several open-source programs such as Mozilla.

 

If you’d like an opportunity to speak at this meeting, or share your story, please send me an one paragraph introduction.

We welcome sponsors and speaker request.

From Mobile Apps to Startups Featured Speaker: Angle Investor Tom Chiu

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Tom Chiu, Angle Investor, will speak at our July 25 event.

Tom Chiu is an active member of the Sand Hill Angels. He has been an
angel investor for over 12 years and putting his money into 25+
startups; including Innopath, Retailigence, Appstores, Clean Power
Finance, Movable Ink and others. Tom serves on several advisory boards
and has a passion to work with startups in mobile space.

Tom spent over 20 years in various high tech industries including
mobile software, consumer electronics, wireless, patent sales/license,
semiconductors, and embedded systems. Tom is currently the founder of
IPforAsia, an intellectual property marketplace to bridge between
Greater China and large U.S. corporations. He is also acting as a
Business Development Director at NXP Software.

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http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/events/22454211/

 

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From Mobile Apps to Successful Startups – The VC Side Stories

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Speakers for SVEntrepreneurs’s second event for From Apps To Startups series: Paul Martino, Managing Director, Bullpen Capital Paul is the founder of four companies and active early stage investor. He was most recently the CEO and founder of Aggregate Knowledge. In 1990, Paul started his first venture which was an online gaming company. In these pre-internet, bulletin board days, he was one of the original innovators to bring to life the multi-player user experience. Paul’s early games from almost 20 years ago are the inspiration for several of the modern social gaming offerings. In 1997, Paul founded Ahpah Software, a computer security firm that was the result of his work as a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. Paul’s tools for reverse engineering and obfuscation were first used by the premier security lab, the Princeton Secure Internet Programming Lab (SIP). In 1999, Ahpah Software was split into two companies and one half was acquired by InterTrust Technologies. Paul went to InterTrust as part of the acquisition and moved into roles in business development, strategic alliances, and mergers & acquisitions. InterTrust went public and was later acquired by Sony and Phillips. In 2003, Paul formed Tribe Network, one of the first social networks, with Mark Pincus, Chris Law, and Valerie Syme. Tribe’s lead investors were Mayfield, The Washington Post, and Knight Ridder. Tribe’s assets were acquired by Cisco and are the cornerstone of Cisco’s Entertainment Operating System (EOS). Paul is the inventor of several core patents related to social networking. In 2005, Paul and Chris Law formed their second venture together, Aggregate Knowledge. Aggregate Knowledge was the natural product of their early work in social networking. The key insight being that the data produced by such networks would be highly valuable for predictive modeling and targeting. Aggregate Knowledge has raised over $35 million in financing from First Round Capital, Kleiner Perkins, DAG, and OVP. Paul is a limited partner in First Round Capital and has been doing angel investing for almost a decade. He personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, PayNearMe, and TubeMogul. Paul holds a BS in Mathematics from Lehigh University and Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University Linked In:http://www.linkedin.com/in/pauljmartino Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ahpah Twitter: @ahpah

Peter A. Howley
Peter A. Howley

Peter A. Howley Peter A. Howley is a serial entrepreneur with unprecedented experience in building high growth disruptive service companies in the telecom, wireless and other sectors. Mr. Howley has been involved in starting, building, advising, mentoring, financing and leading both early and later stage companies. As Chairman and Founder of The Howley Management Group he works closely with Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Boards, Strategic Partners and Venture Capitalists to turn good ideas in to great businesses. His career in Telecom began at AT&T serving in a number of managerial positions.   He was then recruited into a start-up MCI where in addition to critical regulatory and policy work, he launched their initial service in New York City and then Los Angeles. Mr. Howley next led Citizens Utilities Company’s very high growth Arizona Telephone Operations as General Manager and Vice President. Citizens Utilities has the distinction of increasing earnings every quarter for fifty five years. Mr. Howley has the distinction of leading his first venture backed company from start up through successful IPO and acquisition into the pages of American business history as CEO of Centex Telemanagement (Nasdaq : CNTX). It was recognized as one of the fastest growing, best managed, most profitable companies in America by publications including Business Week, Fortune, Equities, and INC Magazines. It retains a cult status in the service industry. At Centex in 1985 Mr. Howley created the Telemanagement concept for small and medium-sized companies. He built the company into the world’s leading telecommunications management services company.   This included its sale at a sizable premium. The company was highlighted in three books including Dr. Spechlers’ book Managing Quality in America’s Most Admired Companies. The Wall Street Journal declared Centex “the darling of Wall Street.” It continues to be used as a case study at Harvard Business School among others. Recruited during a presentation of the CNTX model at Stanford University, Mr. Howley joined the founders of Exodus Communications, a Global Web Hosting Company, at its inception. He continued to advise and serve on the post IPO Board (Nasdaq :EXDS ) until June 2000. Exodus still holds a NASDAQ record for 13 consecutive quarters of greater than 40% revenue growth. One out of every three to four Internet crossing packets traversed the Exodus network at its peak. As Co-founder of IPWireless in 1999 and initial CEO, Mr. Howley enthusiastically led the company in developing the world’s leading, cost effective, wireless mobile broadband technology. His personal fundraising efforts raised more than $120 million. His leadership as an active investor and board advisor has been instrumental in the company’s successful acquisition in May, 2007 by NextWave (Nasdaq: WAVE ). In addition to founding five companies, Mr. Howley has also advised, served on the board and as interim CEO in numerous companies looking to accelerate their success. He has published articles, spoken frequently to a wide array of audiences on industry topics, and been quoted extensively in publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal andFortune Magazine. Mr. Howley is a Charter Member of the Washington DC based American Business Conference Foundation and Board Director of The Independent Institute, an influential and non-political scholarly research and educational organization which sponsors comprehensive studies on political economy .   He also serves as Chairman of their Investment Committee. He graduated from New York University with an Industrial Engineering degree,   served two military tours and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for “Outstanding Achievement”. Mr. Howley later acquired an MBA degree in Marketing from NYU.   His thesis was on the viability of tele-purchasing using the “Picture Phone”, a theory thoroughly proven in today’s PC-Internet e-commerce world.   He continues to be involved with the NYU Stern School of Business, as well as other universities, serving as speaker, business plan judge and mentor.

Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper.

Mark Radcliffe,  Partner, DLA Piper. Mark F. Radcliffe Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and trademark. Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has described him as “outstanding” and “a leader in open source-related matters.” Legal 500 also recognizes him, commenting: “His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as ‘probably the best lawyer in his field.'” Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Franciscomagazines.

Chris Ullrich – Technical Lead, Immersion

  Chris Ullrich – Technical Lead Chris is the technical lead at Haptify and Sr. Director of Applied Research at Immersion Corp, responsible for product development activities at Haptify. At Immersion, Chris leads research activities into current and next generation haptics on mobile devices, specifically focusing on the creation of value through operating system and application based innovations. Prior to this, Chris managed the engineering team responsible for virtual reality surgical trainers as well as hand-based virtual reality hardware and software applications. Before joining Immersion, Chris developed robotic devices at Virtual Technologies Inc., and was a flight dynamics analyst at Telesat Canada. Chris has over 30 pending and issued patents related to haptic feedback, control algorithms and software simulation. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of Waterloo.

WIP Muther: Build 100 Apps in 24hours

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WIP (Wireless Industry Partnership) is hosting a large hackathon at June 24 & 25, and had invited SVEntpreneurs to partner with.  SVAndroid will set up a expert panel during the event.
Here is message from CEO of WIP regarding the “Muther”

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Hi Everyone,

I want to first thank you for being part of the WIP community and supporting our activities over the last 5 years.  Our intent is always to find ways we can support the mobile developer community do what you do better and we think it means making sure you are connected to the right information, resources and people.  With that in mind, we knew there was a need to host a new kind of developer event that provided the time and space to create, to learn, to meet and to have the right support, right there.  And to have some fun too in WIP style!

So please join us for our first Muther! of all Hackathons + Dev Con – it’s a bit of Hackathon meets WIPJam meets WIP party.  You know it’s got to be good!

muther hack buttonIt’s taking place:

Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th

At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Create a NEW app or an ENHANCED* app and win prizes
  • Win devices, cash, trips, and of course t-shirts.
  • Spend 6 hours coding or 24** hours coding with our staggered submissions
  • Bring your own team or create one on site.
  • Attend a Masterclass to get a deep dive on tools, platforms, APIs
  • Attend a preMuther Webinar to get prepared and find the golden eggs for more prizes
  • Attend Mobile 101 Beginner for info on building a Good App
  • Attend Mobile 101 Advanced and find out how to build a Great App
  • Learn how to make the best pitch for your app
  • Visit the expert tables to get hands on technical advice including a Porting and Testing station, App Store station and Android support station.
  • Or don’t code at all, just come for Friday evening and enjoy the first round of pitches, BBQ, reception (there will be beer), and a fun, informative UnPanel and see the Saturday pitches and winners!

All of our sponsors have great information and prizes for you:

  • Try appMobi‘s XDK, the best-of-breed HTML5 development/debug/build tool
  • Work with AT&T to create the best App for Good
  • Meet the folks from Telefonica’s BlueVia dev program and use their very cool APIs
  • Develop a new conference app for CTIA
  • Find out how deCarta makes it easy to build a location enabled app
  • Be amazed at FITML’s platform to pull in content without external APIs
  • Win a prize with HP WebOS for the best cross platform implementation
  • Get your app QuakingQuivering or Trembling with Immersion’s haptic technology
  • Add a NAVTEQ map to your app and win a trip and get a jump start**** the day before
  • Use Nuance’s Dragon Mobile SDK to speech-enable your app within minutes
  • Sencha Touch will help you create an amazing cross-platform, rich internet app
  • Check in with Verizon for all of their network APIs
  • Use ViaFo to engage all the best social media

Register here.  It’s only $42*** or find a WIP sponsor or Partner for a free pass code.

We aim to build 100 new or enhanced apps.  Join us for all of it or some of it – if you are up for it! We are really excited about this one and look forward to seeing YOU there!

Best, Caroline

CEO, WIP

@carolineWIP  #muthermobile  #wipjam

PS Apologies in advanced as you will receive a few more emails from us than usual over the next 4 weeks.

* Enhanced App:  already public app that uses one or more Sponsor’s offering to change or upgrade

** 24 hour coding:  only for the brave, plenty of coffee and red bull available

***  42: it’s  the meaning of life!

***  NAVTEQ Developer Day, Silicon Valley is the day before on  June 23, apps started there are eligible to win at the Muther!