We had fun at the April event and we hope you did as well. In case you missed it or want to catch a demo that really caught your eye, here is the video in the raw. Our video ninjas are creating the individual demos videos as we speak. Enjoy! Read more…
GET INSPIRED SAN DIEGO!
Join us at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Monday, April 29th for an amazing and inspiring event where the beer is cold and the ideas are red hot!
Come meet up with the San Diego startup community who’ll be taking to the stage and showing off some of their awesome new tech!
DOORS OPEN, COLD DRINKS @ 6:00 pm
LIVE DEMOS & DISCUSSIONS @ 8:00 pm
Demos On Tap:
Matt Wickstrand, CEO
Kareer.me is Salesforce for Talent. Companies build beautiful, engaging employer branding profiles that help them showcase their brand, office, team, benefits, company life, and more in order to attract and engage with top talent. Talent can browse companies in an experience similar to Stumbleupon and follow their favorite companies or opportunities. http://www.kareer.me // @kareerme // @mattwickstrand
Austin Neudecker, Co-Founder
Yealthy is a suite of patient communications tools (automated follow-up + mobile communicator) focused on reducing readmissions. We help transitional care nurses manage their workflow and handle most of their actions automatically. http://www.yealthy.com // @yealthy //@aus_n
Lisa Isaacson, CBDO
Lighting over IP: Intelligent lighting systems that power and communicate through Ethernet IT infrastructure. We are development partners with Cisco and other IT equipment manufacturers. http://www.nuleds.com //
GFTGTHR (‘Gift Gather’)
Cynthia Kellogg, Founder
Personalized crowd-gifting service that enables you to get exactly what you want. Bigger, Better Gifts, Together. http://www.gftgthr.com // @gftgthr // @cynthiakellogg
Jeff Fildey, CEO
GoFormz. Use the paper forms you already have, complete them electronically on mobile devices and run reports on every piece of information. http://www.goformz.com // @goformz
Tyler Anderson, Co-Founder
Competitive social media analytics and reporting. Scoreboard Social is an affordable and easy to use tool to get social media analytics and reporting for your competitors, industry leaders and top brands. Our tool provides actionable reporting and is also a great content curation tool to engage and share proven engaging social media content.
https://www.scoreboardsocial.com // @scoreboardsoc
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Here’s who took to the stage last night and braved the spotlight for 60 seconds. Check what they’re looking for or needing help with ….
We are growing and looking to hire people, invest in more tech, and talk around investing. Fun times around here!!
Frank H Vial
help you get traction for your start up brand, early on. let’s get to work together?
We’re currently raising a seed round and interested in speaking with content curators and creative writers.
Network and meet like-minded people.
SF MusicTech Summit
People into the convergence of Internet Music and Technology
VP Engineering opportunity
Sold my last of four start ups. Mobile and web. Looking for next great exciting opportunity.
TYPO3 CMS, T3CON North America
If you’re looking at finding a CMS that is right for, you might have found it with TYPO3. TYPO3 is an Open Source CMS build for any size of website, small to large. References are local as the Bay Area Discovery Museum and global as Sony Entertainment Network. As a good Open Source citizen we are part of Google Summer of Code for the third time this year, come check us out. T3CON North America is returning to San Francisco 30-31 May. Please join us and get to know our community.
I am a converter from Fortune 500 to start-up. After my first experience with start-up world, I fully understand now what an inspiring and brave sport it is. Love to talk to you if you need help in business plan, reporting to board and investors, cost structure containment, financial and strategic planning, and accounting controls. No problem signing an NDA with you to learn your passion, brilliance and courage. Best regards, Rong
Meet Antony Brydon, CEO founder and CEO of Directly who will be pitching at our 4/24 event. True Ventures backed Directly helps you bypass inefficient customer service and go directly to the best experts in a company for help. Let’s see why Antony created this service:
”I worked for several years with customer service and call center startups that build the technology that drives you crazy by making it almost impossible to speak to someone smart and skilled. I even helped Sprint set their average hold times for broadband support at 11 minutes – yikes, I’m sorry!. When smart phones took off, I realized we finally had a platform to get around the bottleneck of the call center and connect customers directly to experts. “
“Experts authenticate company and industry experience via LinkedIn. Once they’re in the community and helping customers, they develop a reputation and helpful score based on how customers and other experts rank them. The best experts earn more tips and testimonials, the less helpful ones sink to the bottom and get limited interaction with customers.”
Meet Juan Benitez, CTO of Venmo Touch who will be presenting at SF New Tech on April 24. Venmo Touch is an easier way to pay on your mobile device. Consumers save their credit card in one mobile app and can checkout across any other app in the network with just one touch. Here’s Juan’s take on Venmo:
“Venmo Touch was created to bring merchants and consumers together. More and more people are shopping on their mobile phones, but it’s a pain to type a credit card number on a tiny touch screen. With Venmo Touch consumers enter their credit card information one time in an app, that information is stored in the Braintree Vault, and can be used to complete any future purchases from merchants on the network. It’s a win-win for everyone because it increases the business’s conversion rates for mobile purchases as well.”
Visit their page below and check out the team page. Cool Gifs going on there.
If you want to hear Juan pitch, get your tickets for our 4/24 event here.
Meet Massimo Arrigoni, CEO of Mailup who will pitch at our 4/24 Event. Mailup demonstrates how an ecommerce merchant leverages customer data and gets a higher ROI: using MailUp’s unlimited filters to create highly targeted and automated post-purchase messages. Massimo tells us why they created Mailup:
“MailUp started as a Web agency in Italy back in 2003. Clients kept asking for a good newsletter management system, so we built one “
Massimo tells us how different they are from a service like MailChimp:
“First of all, we’ve got our Italian roots, which show in things like beautiful, fashion inspired email templates (see above) and a very appealing admin interface.”
“Secondly, in MailUp you can create triggered messages (not just notifications) based on multiple conditions, something that cannot be done in a system like MailChimp and that can really make the difference in terms of sales. For example, an ecommerce store could automatically send a message to somebody that has purchased over $500 in the last year, but has not purchased in the last 90 days.”
If you are interested how their Italian roots made their service possible, get your ticket to our 4/24 event here.
Meet Nathan Beckord – Founder of Foundersuite who will be pitching at our 4/24 event. In a nutshell, this service helps founders with ”tools to get startup sh*t done.” Don’t we all want to get sh*t done. Nathan talks about the motivation for this service suite for startup founders:
“I’ve been advising and consulting to startups for the past 10 years on BD, Finance, and Ops; after solving the same challenges over and over again, I decided to productize this work into a SaaS startup called Foundersuite.”
“Foundersuite is based on the idea that the best startup founders focus on building product and making customers happy; we want to help with all the “other stuff” like planning, operations, fundraising, investor relations, etc.”
“Our goal is to: 1) Make complex tasks simple and easy; 2) Streamline unpleasant tasks (like Turbotax does for filing tax returns); 3) Codify silicon valley best practices; and, 4) Bring process and structure to the messy job of starting a startup.”
The suite is in beta but I think if you reach out to Nathan, he can fix you up.
If you want to ask Nathan a few questions come to our 4/24 event to hear his pitch!
Meet Heidi Darling – Founder and CEO of Songnote. She will be pitching us at our 4/24 event on their new app – Songnote. Songnote allows you to share a song with a hand crafted note. Heidi reflects on starting Songnote:
“Songnote began with the realization that there was no good way to let someone know when a song reminded you of them. There were several music discovery services like Pandora and listening platforms like Spotify but there was no mobile tool designed to share the song that moves you. The emphasis was on discovery and access not conveying sentiment. Music is universally appealing and an incredible communication tool. A fast, fun way to share a song+note from your mobile device, Songnote™ harnesses the power of music as a way to communicate. Simply put, it lets your music do the talking.”
If you want to see Heidi pitch live, come to the 4/24 event. Get your tickets here!