Women 2.0 presents "Pitch Night 2009"
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Pitch 2009 is a unique Women 2.0 startup competition open to early-stage ventures globally. Hundreds of submissions have been reviewed, and the finalists for Pitch 2009 are pitching LIVE at Pitch Night for a Grand Prize of a meeting with iconic investor Michael Moritz of Sequoia!
*Pitch Night is a Women 2.0 event open to both women and men.
We invite those with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation to join us for Pitch 2009.
Walking and public transport are encouraged.
ENTERING THE BUILDING: Enter from directly on Market Street. The Entrance is next to the BEBE Store.
Tickets at the door are limited for $30, we cannot gaurantee seating.
Carbon & Energy Business Intelligence SaaS software measures, quantifies & models corporate costs & actions to address growing market demand.
Presenting: Karen Alonardo (Founder & EVP of Business Development)
Innovations in cancer imaging, early detection and treatment.
Presenting: Dr. Shabbir Bambot and Anju Mathew (Co-Founders)
Think Cracker Jack meets Whole Foods. 83% of parents are dissatisfied with existing kids' snacks. We're making healthy snacks fun with snacktivities!
Presenting: Sally Schoenfeld and Jill Friedman (Co-Founders)
GenGreen is the preeminent aggregator of environmental content online. We house the largest directory of green businesses & organizations in the US.
Presenting: Charisse McAuliffe (Founder & CEO)
GiftAloft generates revenue for airlines and airports, gifts for passengers, and trackable, tactile, advertising methodes for consumer advertisers.
Presenting: Celine Tessier North (CEO) and Daniel T. North (COO)
At Pitch Night, the audience participates. We will award a total of four prizes:
(1) GRAND PRIZE:
Our live judges will select one team to win the prized investor meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia, along with office space, marketing services, legal support and more.
(2) PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:
You will vote based on the five pitches you will see presented at the event -- use your mobile phone to select the People's Choice Award for Women 2.0 -- powered by MOZES.
(3) VENTUREBEAT'S BEST MEDIA STORY AWARD:
This award will be selected by VentureBeat writer Eric Eldon.
(4) YOUNOODLE BEST IDEA AWARD:
YouNoodle is Women 2.0's startup network. Join YouNoodle and the Women 2.0 Group on YouNoodle to follow your favorite startup idea. The startup with the most followers wins. This is for startups in IDEA phase -- VOTE NOW!
Live Judging Panel:
Principal, First Round Capital
Principal, Better Planet Investments
Managing Director, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Principal, Morgenthaler Ventures
General Manager, Microsoft
6:00pm - Networking & Drinks
7:00pm - Welcome to Pitch Night 2009!
7:20pm - Introduction of the Final Five Teams
7:30pm - Pitch 2009 Finalists Live Pitches
9:10pm - Awards (The People's Choice, VentureBeat Best Media Story, YouNoodle Best Idea)
9:20pm - Grand Prize Winner of Pitch Night 2009 Announced
9:30pm - Celebrations!
Join us in celebrating these finalists and see who wins the prized investor
meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
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