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July 2012 IGNITE! Santa Clara Event Spotlight

On Thursday, July 12 Ignite Fundraisers was proud to host ten innovative companies at the Citrix Startup Accelerator in Santa Clara. After an exciting hour of networking, pitches, and demos, five companies were given the opportunity to present in front of an esteemed panel of silicon valley veterans.

A big congratulations to Spyra Games who emerged as the top company of the night, with 23 out of the possible 25 points from the judges. Spyra will now have the opportunity to pitch privately to LightSpeed Ventures. Yet, the competition on Thursday night was so great that the 2nd place company, MediCue has also earned a private presentation with K9 Ventures. Congratulations and best of luck to both companies with their future presentations!

Finally, there was a three-way tie for third place between three exciting tech companies. Engajer, Coringi, and CoreMobile all earned 19 points from the judges. Congratulations to all these companies for their outstanding accomplishments.

Our next event will be held August 9, at RocketSpace in San Francisco. Click here to reserve your seat today. See you there!

By Brian Hertzog

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 TourWrist.com 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