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Startup SWOT: Selections from Mobile Night


Flixlab has developed a cloud-based social video platform that enables consumers to easily share raw assets and create polished movies from the video clips and pictures on their smartphones, and their friends’ smartphones, and upload them to social networks.

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Exciting Upcoming Events

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Are you ready? It’s only 2 days before our Mobile Tech night!

We are thrilled to have live on stage this Wednesday night Flixlab, hüklüp, CardFlick, Boombotix, Location Labs, InMobi, plus many more!

Make sure to purchase your tickets quickly….this event is selling out!

In other news:

We are excited to announce our upcoming events!

July 27th: Women in Tech (Please stay tuned for details to come!)

August 3rd: Sex-n-Tech with We-Vibe, One Taste, plus many others!

September 7th: Bring on the APIs!

We have plenty more events in the works, but we just wanted to give you a taste of the great things to come!

Don’t forget that if you have a wonderful new product that you would like to demo on stage with us, you can always apply online here: APPLY TO DEMO. Or talk to any one of the SF New Tech crew at one of our events. Don’t worry we don’t bite!

Cheers! And see y’all soon- Amy

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Learn with Udemy: Special deal just for our fans!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Udemy.

We wanted to thank you for being our fan by providing you more ways to learn and hone in your awesome skills! Udemy is offering two really sweet deals, just for SF New Tech fans.Check them out!

(Please click on the links below to see each course special)

Deal 1:

Dave McClure, Adeo Ressi, and Naval Ravikant – teaching you how to Raise Capital for your Startup. These guys are investors in Twitter, Foursquare, Mint, SlideShare (list goes on… way on), and they’ve run dozens of companies themselves (i.e. they know both sides of the table).

The problem is, you can’t learn from folks like this unless you know them. Luckily, problem solved because the guys at Udemy have put together a killer online course called  “Raising Capital for Startups. The course features Dave, Adeo, Naval (and more), and this week they’re hooking us up with 60% off (making it $39… retail price $99). Grab it while it’s hot.

Deal 2:

iPhone, iPad, iOS. It’s getting a little crazy out there with 187 million iDevices, more than 300,000 apps, and dozens making over $1,000,000 in revenue. That’s why I’m very excited to announce a deal from the guys at Udemy on their online courseLearn to Develop iPhone & iPad Apps in 4 Weeks.”

The course is taught by Bess Ho, who is quickly becoming something of a silicon valley legend given her ability to take business folks (with zero programming skills) and have them build real functional apps in less than 6 hours. She teaches at places like Hacker Dojo, but if you can’t make it to a class she’s put together an awesome version of her course online at It retails at $250, but the Udemy guys are hooking it up with 60% off making it $99 for this week only. Enjoy!

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Startup SWOT: BeauteCam

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SF New Tech Appearance: June 28, 2011

BeauteCam is an iPhone app for analyzing human skin quality from photos taken with phone’s integrated camera. Using an aftermarket 27x macro lens that is attached to the service of the iPhone’s camera, BeauteCam analyzes a macro shot of the user’s skin and suggests ways to improve aesthetics and skin health.

It’s  likely that BeauteCam probably employs some form of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) algorithm to search for indicators of various skin conditions. According to their description, this seems to take place serverside.
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Build a new mobile startup in SF

Looking to start a new mobile venture?

Looking for a co-founder?

Want to validate an idea?

SF New Tech is proud to announce  our partnership with Founder Labs here in SF. We are working with this wonderful group to help inspire a community focused on entrepreneurship. Please join them in their next pre-incubator lab, and then join us on stage to showcase all your talent!

Founder Labs (FL) is a pre-incubator for new mobile ideas.

FL is a 5 week pre-incubator focused on the first phase of launching a new mobile venture – building a co-founding team and validating a new idea.

20 founders form 5 teams, work for 5 weeks, 5 days a week (after-working-hours) to validate a new idea and build an initial prototype. Founders learn key startup lessons such as Lean Startup principles, Customer Development and more and present progress each week to Visiting Advisors. Founders also work closely with Mentors who have experience in the mobile space.

Supporters and Mentors in the program include: Dave McClure (500 startups), Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Customer Development), Theresia Gouw Ranzetta (Accel), John Malloy (Blue Run Ventures).

Founder Labs is for hackers, designers and hustlers. It will include 10 engineers, 5 designers, 5 sales/marketing mavens
More info:
Meet the Visiting Advisors and Mentors:

Apply now to Founder Labs SF: Aug 11 – Sept 15, deadline to apply is June 24

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