TheFunded.com and Vator.tv have created a unique Silicon Valley networking event for seed and early stage founders, the Juice Pitcher. The evening event highlights the newest ideas and cutting-edge businesses, helping innovators gain traction among the Silicon Valley elite.
Learn about innovative companies today that you will read about tomorrow.
Ten founders selected by their peers and validated by the judges will present in front of an audience of over 200 founders, press, and investors. A variety of investors are attending, including JAFCO, Leapfrog, Polaris, Omidyar, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, First Round, Blue Run, as well as various angels. Guests will be also treated to two talks by leading silicon valley CEOs on how to build an investor-friendly business by Aaron Patzer of Mint.com and generate substantial revenues by Munjal Shah of Like.com. Snacks and drinks will be served.
6:00- 6:30 Welcome and Socialize with Food
6:30- 7:00 Munjal Shah of Like.com
7:00- 7:30 First 5 Early Stage Stratup Pitches (3 mins each)
7:30- 7:45 Break
7:45- 8:15 Second 5 Early Stage Startup Pitches (3mins each)
8:15- 8:45 Aaron Patzer of Mint.com
8:45- 9:00 Juice Box - Critique on the Top Pitches
9:00- 9:30 Conclusion and Socialize with Beer and Wine
About The Speakers:
BusinessWeek declared Munjal one of the Top 10 up and coming CEOs in 2001. Munjal has been quoted of hundreds of magazines including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business 2.0, and many others. Munjal has won a Demo God award for the launch of Riya (like.com) in 2006. Munjal sits on the advisor board to a number of very early stage startups including: Yousendit, Auyptima (sold to Oracle), Pubmatic, and MesmoTV. (Source: CrunchBase)
Aaron is both the visionary and technical mind behind Mint, the first free, automatic and secure way to manage and save money online. He designed Mint to meet his own needs and those of people like him who value the immediacy of the Web, simplicity and their free time. With 10 patents filed or pending, Aaron brings strong innovation skills to Mint. Prior to founding Mint, Aaron was an architect and technical lead for the San Jose division of Nascentric. (Source: Mint.com)
Microsoft BizSpark offers software, support, and visibility to new companies. As part of the program, BizSpark connects new companies with a nationwide community of Network Partners, including angel investors and incubator organizations, so it’s invaluable for anyone seeking funding or support.