SAN FRANCISCO--Hosted by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, SF Women in Tech not only promotes women founders in this city but also brings together a wide array of individuals interested in networking, learning, and discovering new potential in the industry and the group did it again last January 13 in the beautiful lobby of PCH Innovation Hub.
The event kicked off with a brief presentation on marketing strategies by Effie Seiberg, founder of Seiberg Marketing LLC. Her humorous opening and quirky slides also contributed to the startups pitching style -- their product talk, the way they draw in customers, and their stage presence.
The six startups were Givdo, SmartyPans, Muvo (Box), PunkPost, Ninegate, and Fluid (Financial).
Givdo is a mobile app that provides nonprofits with a hassle-free donor network as well as useful analytics that will allow directors to focus every donated dollar on programs, and allow nonprofit staff to focus every minute on their donors.
SmartyPans is a smart cooking pan that calculates calories in real time. It measures the amount of ingredients being put into the pan as well as notifies the cook through the mobile app the amount of calories being used; the best part is that it also sends notifications if the meal is being burned or overcooked.
Muvo is a patented a new kind of furniture that dual functions as moving boxes. The type of material used for these boxes allow for stronger and water resistant characteristics that make the process of moving a breeze.
PunkPost is a mobile app that allows users to send handwritten postcards with just the click of a button! Professional artists and hand writers collaborate together to create a unique personalized card that will be mailed out within 24 hours. It takes takes the hassle out of sending cards out completely.
Ninegate (Games) develops immersive games which create deep emotional bonds with players for educational purposes.
Fluid Financial is a mobile app that allows users to control their cash-flow. You can get paid on-demand and optimize cash-flow with a platform designed for independent contractors and agencies.
After the amazing, beautiful, and humorous pitches, the judges chose Givdo as the winner of the night, not only for its well put-together pitch but also for making the process of giving back to the tech industry simpler.