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June 2013 PitchForce San Francisco Event Spotlight


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


By Chase Beach

September 2012 IGNITE! New York Event Spotlight

On Tuesday, September 4th, Ignite! Fundraisers made it’s inaugural event in New York. At 6:00PM startup CEOs, angel investors, and guests began to stream in to the beautiful Microsoft building in midtown Manhattan.

A big congratulations to Zoli Honig from Chalkable for taking home first place with a score 20 points from the panel. Zoli has now earned the opportunity to pitch to the BDMI team as well as one month free to NestGSV.

Coming in closely behind and tied for second place were Krish Jayaram from Buyou Inc. and Tom Weingarten from Delve. All three of the top companies from the evening have earned a first round interview with Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.

Finally a big thank you to our sponsors LeClairRyan, Microsoft BizSpark, BDMI, NestGSV, Traction + Scale, and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator for making this event possible. The next Ignite! will be back at RocketSpace in San Francisco on September 18th. Click here to reserve your seat today.

By Brian Hertzog