May 2012 IGNITE! Santa Clara Event Spotlight

The May 3 2012 Ignite! Event was held at the Citrix Startup Accelerator in Santa Clara. The new venue and great people of Citrix helped to create a wonderful energy, which brought the twelve chosen startups, their guests, and VC sponsors together in one room.

Of the twelve startups to be selected at the event, six were chosen to present and one startup was selected, by vote of our distinguished panel, to pitch to our VC Sponsor. For the first hour, guests got a chance to check out the wonderful innovation of the twelve startups at their demo tables. With a wide array of startups on the floor, from the wine tap technology of Purevin, to the eco-friendly fashion brought to us by Amour Vert, there was no lack of interesting ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.

The winner of the Ignite! Event was TourWrist, the app that allows users to create panoramas of their location and share them on or other social media platforms. TourWrist was closely followed in the votes by LyfeChannel and Amour Vert.

To read more about the presenting companies at the May 3 event, see the Presenting Companies page.

Thank you to all of the guests who attended the May 3 Ignite! Event and we hope to see you at the next event on June 6, 2012 back at Rocket Space in San Francisco!


By Alexis A. Ramos