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Next PitchForce: Thursday, June 8, 2017

SCHEDULE:
  • 5:30-6:30      Networking, appetizers, wine and demo tables- vote for top startups
  • 6:45-7:00      Top five startups are announced to pitch, remaining companies pitch for their lives
  • 7:00-8:30      Top 6 companies pitch to the distinguished panel
  • 8:30-8:45      Networking

Here’s how it works: PitchForce is a monthly fundraising event for companies in software, social, mobile, big data, consumer web, finance/payments, clean tech, biotech or MedTech sectors. Ten companies are chosen each month to participate, each will have a demo table to showcase their company as well as network with Angels, VCs, and guests during the first hour. Attendees will then vote for their favorite companies, and the top five will get to present to our distinguished panel.

 

Please email lucy@peopleconnectstaffing.com with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

Pitchforce had another amazing demo night on May 13th

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P5132820On May 13th PeopleConnect Staffing along with Fathom Law and sponsoring VC firm Javelin Venture Partners and Streamlined Ventures put on PitchForce at Runway Incubator in downtown San Francisco.

 

 

9 great startups set up demo tables and pitched their companies to the attendees, who each got 3 one million dollar bills to vote on their favorite companies.

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20140513_174133Loudr, TradeLab, FLYR, InYourClass and OptionAdmin won the crowd’s millions with TrustCentral winning the one minute elevator pitch.

Each company gave their 4 minute pitch to the all star panel including: Allan Young of Runway, Noah Doyle of Javelin Venture Partner, Eric Ferraro of Fathom Law, and Paul Weiss of Waylan Capital and Ullas Naik of Streamlined Ventures. The panel voted FLYR, Loudr and OptionAdmin as their top startups.

 

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We hope to see you on June 12th for our next PitchForce, get your ticket here!

Pitchforce had another amazing demo event on September 10th!!!!

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On September 12th PeopleConnect Staffing along with LeClairRyan and sponsoring VC firm DoubleRock put on PitchForce at Runway Incubator in downtown San Francisco.

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10 great startups set up demo tables and pitched their companies to the attendees, who each got 3 one million dollar bills to vote on their favorite companies.

Health SaaS, RABBL, SkillGravity, Kindoma and Batiste won the crowd’s millions with Smaarts winning the one minute elevator pitch.

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Each company gave their 4 minute pitch to the all star panel including: Allan Young of Runway, Suraj Rajwani of Double Rock, Eric Ferraro of LeClairRyan, and Paul Weiss of Waylan Capital and Rob Emrich of Pae Dae. The panel voted Smaarts, Health SaaS and RABBL as their top startups.

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We hope to see you on October 10th for our next PitchForce, get your ticket here!

Pitchforce had another amazing demo event on August 8th!!!!

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On August 8th, 2013 PitchForce held it’s monthly event at Runway in San Francisco. There were 10 great startups, including four 500 Startup companies(Dakwak, Credii, Binpress, Green Gar), set up demo tables and pitched their companies to the attendees, who each got 3 one million dollar bills to vote on their favorite companies.

Max Shapiro moderated the panel and acted with panelist Allan Young of Runway, Nilesh Trivedi of Double Rock, Pete Mayer of LeClairRyan, and Paul Twombly of the Band of Angels.

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August 2013 PitchForce Event Spotlight

On August 8th PeopleConnect Staffing along with LeClairRyan and sponsoring VC firm Emergence Capital Partners put on PitchForce at Runway Incubator in downtown San Francisco.

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10 great startups, including 4 500 Startup companies(Dakwak, Credii, Binpress, Green Gar), set up demo tables and pitched their companies to the attendees, who each got 3 one million dollar bills to vote on their favorite companies.

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Answerbook, Slim.io, LolaBee’s, and TraX won the crowd’s millions with Dakwak winning the one minute elevator pitch.

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Each company gave their 4 minute pitch to the all star panel including: Allan Young of Runway, Nilesh Trivedi of Double Rock, Pete Mayer of LeClairRyan, and Paul Twombly of the Band of Angels. The panel voted Dakwak and Lola Bee’s as their top startups

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We hope to see you on September 13th for our next PitchForce, get your ticket here!

July 2013 PitchForce Event Spotlight

On thursday July 12th 10 up and coming startups set up demo tables to promote their company.

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Event attendees “millions”(each attendee gets 3 one-million dollar bills to vote on their favorite company).

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There were great pitches throughout the night but Jean Trippier with VideoStep, who won the one minute elevator pitch, went on to win over the expert panel of Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor’s and edged out startups such as Revolights, BlueMorph, BeUbiq,InfiniteCanvas, GPS Dashboard, and Ryno Motors.

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PeopleConnect would like to thank our sponsors: LeClairRyan and Javelin Venture Partners.

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We would also like to thank Runway for letting us put on our event at your place! Runway just launched their website, you can see it at www.runway.is

June 2013 PitchForce San Francisco Event Spotlight

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On Thursday June 6th entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Angel investors, and many others came to Runway Accelerator on Market Street in downtown San Francisco to get a look at ten emerging startups in the Bay Area.

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Each of the startups had a demo booth and attendees were given three one-million dollar bills to spend on the companies they liked the most.

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Scrible, Capy, Funds4All, Meograph, Produk.Me edged out the competition and got to deliver their four-minute pitch to the audience.

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This left the remaining companies to give their one-minute “pitch for you life.” John Pettit with Repost edged out the competition in the one-minute elevator pitch and went on to win the event.

Mike Wilson with Funds4All and Victor Karkar of Scrible came in a two way tie for second place.

About the Winning Companies

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We’re changing the way content goes viral.

Have you ever seen an article on another website that you wanted to repost but couldn’t figure out how to do it easily and legally? Did you ever wonder why you can embed a video but not the rest of the content? We did, too, so we created the Repost platform, which allows you to republish complete articles (including images, links, & multimedia) anywhere quickly, easily, and legally – just like video.

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We make online info usable and useful. Annotate online articles in your browser and easily save, share and collaborate on them in the cloud.

We make useful online reading and research apps for consumers and publishers. We have a web app in beta that improves how you consume online articles and webpages. This powerful productivity/collaboration system is broadly useful for enterprise, legal, “prosumers”, etc., but we’re focusing on education as a beachhead thanks to demand from students and instructors. Publishers are also interested. So, we’re also building apps and tools for them.

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B2B SaaS for the $10 Billon School and Sports team fundraising industry.

Our customers, companies that sell and manage fundraisers for schools and recreational sports teams, love our SaaS solution because it solves the customer retention problem that plagues this $10 B industry. Our service helps them increase revenue and enables them to effectively “lock out” their completion. These customers ran 677 fundraisers on our service in 2012 positioning the Company for rapid national growth in 2013.

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On behalf of PeopleConnect and PitchForce we would like to thank our sponsors Opus Capital, LeClair Ryan, The Halo Agency, and everyone who came our to support our event. We hope to see you at our next event July 11th!

 

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May 2013 PitchForce San Francisco Event Spotlight

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Last Thursday, May 9th, guests packed Runway for our May PitchForce.

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Eight companies set up shop and presented their ideas to attendees who voted for their favorite with PitchForce dollars.

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Click2Stream won the one-minute “Pitch for Your Life” contest and went on to present with crowd favorites Incuvo, Threshold, StudySoup, BreathResearch, and CloudBase3.

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Regular host Max Shapiro was gone for the night, so Paul Weiss stepped in as moderator and host.

PF 5/9 Winners

Threshold came in first, Incuvo placed second, and Click2Stream rounded out the winners in third.

About the Winning Companies

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ThrsholdCMThreshold is changing the way the building industry photographs their jobsites using mobile & web apps, clean design, and fair pricing.

Threshold organizes the vast amount of photos that construction projects create. We’re using elegant design and UX to delight customers that are traditionally used to bulky and expensive software solutions. Our paying customers range from large multi-national corporations working on $300M+ commercial projects to small residential contractors. We’re currently unfunded and have added over 100 unique construction projects in March and April.

Incuvo

incuvoCreate fun games in minutes using mobile device, share with your friends and discover new games!

You’ve probably heard of Minecraft. It has earned around $300 million so far. And it is a game about creating your own worlds. We believe millions of people want to create whole games, not only worlds. But they lack the skill. That’s why we’ve made Createrria which turns making games into a game – super-easy, fun process for everybody out there. It’s a product for mobile platforms. We’re releasing it mid 2013.

Click2Stream

click2stream logoLive video and sound from your IP camera online in seconds (and for free)

Click2Stream, Inc. is a young company powered by a team of video streaming professionals from several countries across the globe, with an interesting track record in the industry, including live streaming events from the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup or Volvo Ocean Race.

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Euro Demo Day Event Spotlight

Last night, PitchForce partnered with US MAC and the Czech ICT Alliance, an organization of the Czech government, to bring San Francisco Euro Demo Day. With many of the demo companies’ representatives flying in the night before, some might have thought that our presenters would succumb to jetlag, but they were all fresh on stage at RocketSpace.

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Prior to presenting on stage, attendees voted for their favorite startup after talking with company representatives.

Euro Demo Day 2

Eight companies, including Corinth, Designeros.com, Incuvo, Ki-Wi, NotesTracker, Druidly, QuickBack, and SportCentral, demoed for the crowd.

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In Max Shapiro’s absence, Paul Weiss stepped in as moderator and host for the night.

Euro Demo Day People's Choice

The winner of the People’s Choice Award went to Corinth.

Euro Demo Day Winner

The panels’ votes ended in a 3-way tie for SportCentral, Quickback and NotesTracker. After prompting the audience to cheer for their favorite victor, Paul awarded first place to NotesTracker

By Karynn Ikeda