TEC Pitch - Business plan presentations by Russian-speaking entrepreneurs

Dear Friends:

Mark your calendars and join us on November 8th (Tuesday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! In addition, a large delegation of entrepreneurs from Russia is coming to meet you.

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists, 10 min pitches from 5 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

Among our confirmed distinguished judges are:


If you’d like to apply for this and future TEC Pitch events, please complete http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp form and send a note to stas@khirman.com.

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When: November 8, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: SNR Denton,1530 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto

Agenda :

6:30pm – 7:00pm  - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Panel of Venture Capitalists
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Startup presentations
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking


Pitching companies:

A service for digital content sales and distribution.
Sell your content - texts, images or audio records on thousands of websites including facebook at one time throught special widget!

Siri equivalent for Android and other platforms.
Magnifis Virtual Personal Assistance technology combines natural language understanding, speech recognition and personalized user knowledge. Our Assistant can answer questions and help with calendar management, reminders, messaging, local search, reservations, navigation and more, through a voice interface.

AlphaFares is a technology company developing innovative distribution and pricing products for the global travel and hospitality industry. We are building a platform to solve the perennial problem of expiring inventory: every year up to 20% of domestic airline seats and up to 50% of hotel rooms go unsold.
Using state-of-the-art customer segmentation and machine learning techniques, we are able to deliver significant incremental sales to our airline and hotel partners without cannibalizing their existing customer base.

iBuildApp allows small businesses to create, customize and manage their own iPhone/iPad/Android application via online application creation engine and deliver it via its cloud hosted solution. Our platform is a Do It Yourself automated engine for building mobile applications without requiring any programming skills.

ActionTalks uses a single collaborative approach to support and integrate communication, collaboration, issue tracking and sales.

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart