Start-Up Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Contest at Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

IEEE invites technology entrepreneurs to pitch at the 2018 Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.

Date and time: 1:00PM – 5:30PM, May 22, 2018

Location: San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA

Registration: Conference attendees can attend as part of their registration. Non-conference attendees can register for the Startup Pitch Contest for only $15, and, will have access to the WIE ILC closing keynote sessions from 3:30PM – 5:30PM on 5/22. Click on Register Now!select, Attendee  Registration, then, select Pitch Competition Only 

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Agenda:

1:00PM                              Check in & Networking

01:30 PM – 01:35 PM     Introduction

01:35 PM – 02:05 PM   Keynote: The Product Begins with you

By Jillian Manus, Structure Capital

02:05 PM – 02:35 PM  Panel: Fund Raising Strategies for Female Entrepreneurs

Moderator:  Joseph Wei, Skychee Ventures
Panelists:     Veronica Osinski, Trifecta Capital; Jillian Manus, Structure Capital; Prachi Baxi, SmartyPans

02:35 PM – 03:45 PM     5 Minutes pitch by startups

03:45 PM                           Coffee Break & Networking

04:15 PM – 05:15PM       Joining the main conference

05:15 PM – 05:30 PM     Awards Presentation

 

List of Startups Presenting:

AbleThrive: Health platform for spinal cord injury recovery, ablethrive.com

Axis Earth: Social and Business network for sports, axisearth.com

CultureClout: Mobile app platform for event-based community, tediferous.com

Effne: Online marketplace for luxury wholesale furniture, effne.com

Gavano: Predictive energy analytics for data center, gavano.co

Gr8er Good Games: Telemystery box for remote worker engagement, telemysteryboxes.com

Obe Inc.: Smart products and services for pet care, ObeDog.com

ROVO: Customer focused marketing platform, letsrovo.com

SmartGurlz: Teaching girls to code, smartgurlz.com

SmartQED: AI-driven workbench for IO Ops and data centers, smartQED.com

SoleMate Solutions: Personal crutches rehabilitation solution, www.solematesolutions.com

STEM-Away: The “LinkedIn” for students and junior professionals in STEM, www.stemaway.com

Prize

Winning team will be offered free 3 month co-working space at Digital Garage (limited to two seats, terms and conditions apply)

Contacts:

Speakers/Judges : Joseph Wei at joseph.wei@ieee.org

Startups: Wenbo Yin at wenbo.yin@ieee.org

Sponsors: Caroline Nguyen at cpn02716@gmail.com

 

Startup Judges/Panelists:

Veronica Osinski

Edward King

Mary Vincent

Prachi Baxi

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Jillian Manus

MAYA KANEHARA

Kurt Petersen

Jocelyn Goldfein

 

Startup Coaches:

Veronica Osinski

 

Pitch Competition sponsor:

Digital Garage is a coworking space located in the heart of San Francisco. DG will award the winning team with 2 seats for 3 month at the DG SF coworking space.