After a slamming February launch event in Oakland, Pitch Mixer returns in March for our first ever Women-focused Entrepreneur Forum in Berkeley!
Supported in part by the Berkeley Startup Cluster, the City of Berkeley, and the Downtown Berkeley Association - this "Women's History Month" themed event takes place on March 28, 2012 from 7-9:30pm at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley - just one block away from the Bart station in Downtown Berkeley.
Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum is a monthly startup event focused on East Bay aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators pitching their ideas to a panel of investors and experts and free to those who attend and pitch. During the event, all attendees are invited to give a tweetable 140 character (or less) introduction and afterwards there will be an opportunity to network and connect. Follow our tweets at #pitchmx.
This event will feature East Bay women entrepreneurs pitching to an all-women judging panel. Men, of course, are always welcome to attend.
Paneling this month are:
Christina Brodbeck, Co-Founder of TheIceBreak | Angel Investor | Mentor, 500 Startups
Ulili Onovakpuri, Analyst at Kapor Capital
Sumaya Kazi, CEO & Founder of Sumazi
Sepideh Nasiri, Director of All Things OffLine at Women 2.0
Jennifer P. Toney, CEO & Founder of WeMakeItSafer
Laura Slezinger, Managing Director of the San Francisco chapter of Girls In Tech | Director of Corporate Development for Girls In Tech | Intellectual Property & Technology Law Transactional Attorney
...stay tuned as we confirm additional panelists and special guests.
NOTE: Panelist introductions begin at 7:30pm. Come hear them speak, share, and support the burgeoning East Bay innovation community!
Pitching this month are:
Esther Charlene, Contest.is
Martha Edith Hernandez, Gigofertas
Taylor Louie, Skillville Games
Nancy Chen-Salgado, GroupBookers
Sherbeam Wright, LitHit
Next Month we'll be in Oakland for our first "Edtech" Pitch Mixer event.
Congratulations to our previous Pitch Mixer winners!
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Are you a budding or experienced entrepreneur?
Pitch Mixer engages the East Bay startup community by running monthly entrepreneur forums where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to a judging panel who will evaluate the idea and provide feedback and recommendations based on the influence of the pitch.
Our goal is to develop a diverse portfolio of successful and funded entrepreneurs and bring geographic diversity to Silicon Valley by highlighting its brightest and bravest.
Pitch Mixer is a registered non-profit startup run by Ayori Selassie (@iayori), Kalimah Priforce (@kapriforce), Akiko Takashima (@akikokt) and our team of volunteers. If you'd like to sponsor our events or join our volunteer team, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. East Bay Rising!