PeopleConnect is excited to announce their next event PitchForce, taking place Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 5 PM-8:30 PM at RocketSpace (181 Fremont Street, SF, CA).
PitchForce is a part of a series of monthly fund raising events for emerging technology companies in the software, social, mobile, big data, consumer web, finance/payments, clean tech, biotech or medtech sectors. Each month ten companies are chosen to participate in PitchForce. Presenting companies will each have a demo table and have the opportunity to meet and network with angels, VCs and guests during the first hour. Attendees will then vote for their favorite company and the top five will get to present to a distinguished panel of VCs. The panel then chooses who they feel is the most promising startup. The winner will get a meeting with the Sponsoring Venture Capitalist.
- 5 – 6PM Networking, appetizers, wine and demo tables. Vote for top startups.
- 6:15-6:30 Top five startups are announced to pitch, remaining companies pitch for their lives.
- 6:30-7:45 Top 6 companies pitch to the distinguished panel.
- 7:45-8:15 Q/A with Suraj Kumar Rajwani of DoubleRock
- 8:15-8:30 Networking
Alminder delivers real-time, contextual knowledge to business consumers via a smart mobile calendar app.
Fabbit is a fun, easy, social design platform for the 3D printing market, giving customers the power to create their own products on demand.
FotoNotes innovative mobile and cloud based platform transforms the way that enterprises collect, manage and share mobile information.
Froovie Organics is an innovative organic beverage dispensing solution that combines fruit, vegetable and grains into a “Drink with BenefitsTM”
Ittavi is expense management & bill payment system for child support - ending child support conflict while saving parents time & money.
LoYakk enables Instant "Shared Experience" Communities - on-mobile and on-demand.
Perkville helps small and medium sized businesses retain customers by providing them with a cloud enabled loyalty platform.
Picture Marketing FotoZap® turns consumers into Superfans: Fans that actively contribute social media to any brand’s Facebook page or preferred social channel.
PIXT is a fun and easy way to make collaborative walls of photos and videos with your friends and family.
RealtyShares is a real estate crowdfunding marketplace where Accredited Investors can passively invest in pre-vetted real estate deals.
Suraj Kumar Rajwani
Suraj Kumar Rajwani is a co-founder and partner of DoubleRock. He has over seven years of management, investment and mergers and acquisitions experience in Silicon Valley, China and India. He was previously the Managing Director of the Global Network Entrepreneurs Network Organization (GENO), an entrepreneur organization with over 27 chapters worldwide. As head of sales and marketing, he grew GENO’s footprint to over 23 countries and led product expansion into new areas such as enterprise pricing and enterprise incentive management. He has advised on mergers and acquisitions in multiple industries including IT, financial services, real estate, and construction. During his tenure at GENO, he developed the GENO Venture Connect framework which served as a platform for entrepreneurs to meet with potential investors which led to the birth and expansion of many successful enterprises.
DoubleRock was founded with the mission to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals of building big, transformative businesses. We are entrepreneurs ourselves and we understand the challenges and skill sets needed to scale good companies into great ones. We formed DoubleRock after several years of doing our own angel investing with a shared belief that the strategy that has succeeded with many of our portfolio companies could effectively be applied towards a wider scope of companies.
Suraj Kumar Rajwani|DoubleRock
Paul Weiss|Wylan Capital
Ron Weissman|Band of Angels