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SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Live from the Expo Hall, Macworld/iWorld 2014 attendees and a panel of all-star judges have named the co-winners of the inaugural Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech 6 About to Break competition. Out of more than 100 entrants, Avegant Glyph and Petcube emerged tied as the overall winners based on their innovative design and technology. 6 About to Break was created to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software, hardware and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout as leaders in the Apple marketplace. Read more…
What a great experience to do an SF New Tech pitch event at MacWorld 2014. We thank some of our regulars who came by to check it out. Enjoy the pictures.
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The Secret of Raising Money
Seth Goldstein & Michael Simpson
We’ll check in with Seth & Michael, who’s new book shares amazing insight from top investors on how startups can raise money more effectually. http://www.thesecretofraisingmoney.com
Seth Goldestein, Founder & CEO
Crossfader is Instagram for Music. It is the ultimate music mashup app, and turns anybody into a DJ in a matter of seconds, and allows users to discover and share amazing remixes with others around the world. http://www.crossfader.fm // @djz
Augustine Lim, CEO
Greg Hazel, Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Christophe Daligault, VP, Sales & Marketing
The chat app that adapts whether connected or off the grid! Firechat from Open Garden takes advantage of one of Apple’s iOS 7 most advanced technologies (the Multipeer Connectivity Framework) to let you chat with peers without internet connectivity. The purpose of FireChat is to show what’s possible over peer-to-peer networks, similar to what Open Garden enables on Android. Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there. https://opengarden.com // @opengarden
Ted Summe, CEO
David Robustelli, Founder & CEO
Twibfy will show how they are disrupting the space of visual inspiration and interacting and engaging with like-minded creative people. Introducing the second generation of a visual platform. http://www.twibfy.com // @twibfy
WITH A SPONSOR DEMO FROM :
Outlook.com is free, personal, and productive email from Microsoft built to keep you connected like never before. Share your photos and videos more easily, manage your inbox effortlessly, and stay up-to-date with your Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn friends—all from one place. http://bit.ly/meetoutlook
SF New Tech & Macworld/iWorld 2014 are pleased to present “6 About To Break” – the first-ever competition to be held at Macworld/iWorld to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software and utilities that are uniquely positioned to breakout in the Apple marketplace.
We reviewed over 100 global companies spanning hardware, software, mobile apps, accessories and utilities who applied for a chance to be one of the 6 About To Break.
This very special event will be structured in the same format as SF New Tech: each company will receive five minutes to present and five minutes to answer robust audience questions.
And, to keep things interesting, we’ve rounded up an all-star panel of judges to provide expert commentary on each company while the audience (you!) will vote in the very first winner of the 6 About To Break competition!
* Andy Grignon, Founder, Quake Labs (Served under Steve Jobs at
Apple and was the first person to receive a phone call from Jobs on an
* Leander Kahney, Publisher, Cult of Mac
* Paul Kent, GM IDG Macworld/iWorld Expo
* Heather Meeker, Principal, MeekerQuinn
Immediately following the competition, Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech will host a cocktail party to raise a glass to innovation.
Fernando Cuscuela, Co-Founder & CEO
An easy and convenient mobile social media app where anyone manage and publish content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, tumblr, and many others social networks all at once, from one place. (@everypostme)
Yobie Benjamin, COO & Chief Software Officer
A wearable mobile personal theater device that allows users to experience all media with vivid life-like clarity and exceptional sound. Glyph combines a unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery and premium noise-cancelling audio that is a revolution in personal display technology. (@avegant)
MotionPortrait is a Japanese startup with technology that allows a user to upload any photo of a face and have that rendered into 3D animation. (@motionportrait)
Orbeus empowers automatic multi-media content management, based on industry-leading face/object/scene recognition technology. (@Orbeus_inc)
Scott Bolinger, Founder
A plugin framework with a set of tools that gives you the ability to create a native iOS and/or Android app using WordPress. AppPresser brings the power of building native apps with WordPress available to everyone. (@apppresser)
Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO
A home gadget that enables you to watch, talk and play laser games with your pet through an app on your mobile phone. Petcube is a sleek box that includes a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi. (@petcube)
6 About To Break Sponsors
Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company’s award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. http://www.rackspace.com
Telerik empowers over 1,000,000 developers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to-end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire app development lifecycle. Telerik’s tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and seamlessly integrate with other popular developer solutions. http://www.telerik.com
6 About To Break
Macworld/iWorld 2014 and SF New Tech have partnered to produce the first-ever competition spotlighting the most innovative apps, accessories, software and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout in the Apple marketplace. The six final products span mobile, wearables, home automation, 3D and social media, and include:
AppPresser: A plugin framework with a set of tools that gives you the ability to create a native iOS and/or Android app using WordPress. AppPresser brings the power of building native apps with WordPress available to everyone. http://apppresser.com/
Everypost: An easy and convenient mobile social media app where anyone can manage and publish content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, tumblr, and many other social networks all at once, from one place: http://www.everypost.com
Glyph: A wearable mobile personal theater device that allows users to experience all media with vivid life-like clarity and exceptional sound. Glyph combines a unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery and premium noise-canceling audio that revolutionize personal display technology. http://avegant.com
MotionPortrait: An app that enables users to transform a facial photo into a realistic 3D avatar that can talk and mimic words. The avatar moves and reacts with touch controls and can be customized and shared. http://www.motionportrait.com
Petcube: A home gadget that enables users to watch, talk and play laser games with their pet through a mobile phone app. Petcube comes in a sleek box that includes a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi. http://petcube.com
ReKognition: A cloud-based open API platform which helps developers incorporate state-of-the-art computer vision capabilities of facial recognition, object recognition and scene understanding into their apps or software. http://rekognition.com/
Join us LIVE on March 27 from 4:30-5:30pm on Macworld/iWorld’s Second Stage as the ‘6 About to Break’ finalists battle it out in front of thousands of conference attendees and hundreds of media. Each finalist will do a 5-minute demo and a 5-minute audience Q&A. An all-star panel of judges from Cult of Mac, Quake Labs, Macworld/iWorld, SF New Tech and more, will help determine the final winner.
Register for your discounted tickets @ http://www.macworldiworld.com with the code SFNT
Tech & Innovation!
Join us for a night of discovery with our friends from the Netherlands Consulate on Thursday, March 13 for a very special event showcasing some of the best growth companies the Netherlands has to offer.
See some of the Netherlands’ most innovative new tech startups and learn what’s the forefront of clean tech, electric vehicles, solar, and water tech — a subject a lot of smart people in California are thinking a lot about right now. And a whole lot more.
Doors: 5:30 pm
Presentations: 7:30 pm
Free Tacos for the first 150 people!
Meet and hear from . . .
Elemental Water Makers
~ Renewable Driven Desalination ~
Sid Vollebregt, Commercial Director
Without using energy intensive processes based on fossil fuels, Elemental Water Makers provides the most cost attractive renewable energy driven solutions for fresh water. Elemental Water Makers delivers an eco-friendly solution to increasing water scarcity and prices, customized to the needs of the user. www.elementalwatermakers.com
~ Solar Simulators ~
Chokri Mousaoui, Founder
Eternal Sun supplies the next generation of solar testing. Specializing in solar simulation technology for the purpose of product and material testing, Eternal Sun’s products will lead towards more sustainable products. www.eternalsun.com
~ Direct Drive Electric Traction Systems ~
Peter de Neef, CEO
e-Traction is the one-stop-shop company for high voltage electric vehicle systems. By implementing superior, distinguished and patented powertrain technology in e-mobility, e-Traction reduces energy consumption and cost of ownership dramatically. www.e-traction.eu
~ Thermo-Solar Energy ~
Jan van Diessen, CEO
SRB Energy produces the Thermo-solar Energy of the Future in today’s world. For a better and sustainable world, our solar-thermal collectors use clean renewable sources to produce and provide electricity as well as heat and cold generation. http://www.srbenergy.com/pages/quienes-somos
~ A Sharing Community ~
Peerby enables you to borrow the thing you need from people in your neighborhood. Right here, right now and for free. We believe that sharing is the future and we want to make it fun and easy. http://www.peerby.com
Hansje Brinker offers an operational system for managers of infrastructure to monitor dynamic deformations anywhere. This system helps managers to identify the exact location for local follow-up inspection on dams, levees, pipelines, railroads, bridges, storage tanks and all other assets under management. Hansje Brinker provides a continuous and global view on deformation processes, based on radar images taken by satellite. http://www.hansjebrinker.com
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