TEC Pitch March 21 - early stage companies

Mark your calendars and join us on March  21 (Thursday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! 

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists, 10 min pitches from 8 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, March 21,2013, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

Eventbrite - TEC Pitch March 21 - early stage companies

Agenda :

6:00pm – 6:30pm  - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Startup presentations
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking 

Confirmed Investors:

  • Tim Danford, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Monali Jain, Kieretsu Forum
  • Igor Shoifot, Angel
  • Sergei Burkov, Angel
  • Satish Melukadavan, Kieretsu Forum
  • Alex Shubat, Angel
  • Nicolai Mitushin, ABRT Venture Fund
  • Lilia Shirman, Angel
  • Nick Bilogorskiy, Angel
  • Sten Tamkivi, Angel
  • Mike Loftus, The Angels' Forum

Confirmed Companies:

  Mine gives you a designated place to express your affection to cool things. It starts by posting the things that you actually own. It’s a way to show off or share the joy of shopping with friends. Mine is an actual social object-graph, so you can use your things to find strangers, friends and celebs (You have 5 things in common with Mila Kunis!) with a very similar style and discover new relevant products through them.
Myze is a smart shopping companion that ensures that consumers maximize the value they obtain from their credit cards and loyalty programs. Myze guarantees that consumers don’t miss out on the best cash rewards, rebates, airline points or discounts. Our personalized, location-based service guarantees a hassle-free shopping experience, automatically informing the user of the best credit card to use at the point of purchase

JetFreely makes having an incredible adventure simple and affordable by making the offerings of specialty tour operators easily explore-able and customizable.

Local gurus let you know when something interesting is nearby.

Blipboard is a map of notes — we call them blips — about interesting things that are happening around you. Just follow people and places you trust, and when you’re near one of their blips, you’ll get an alert. Blippers love describing the magic moment when they first get a Blipboard alert — about a band that’s playing at a club down the street, an open table at a hot restaurant, or a tip about a great yoga class — that they wouldn’t have discovered any other way. Influencers and businesses love Blipboard because it lets them engage followers and customers who are nearby.


OnAir Player is a distributed music player that allows users to stream their music from and to any device, even across networks. Install on multiple devices and the libraries will feel like instantly synced (without actually syncing or uploading the music). Using the "stream to" feature, users can easily redirect the music stream to any device, even multiple at a time. OnAir Player is like your private music cloud that can be remote controlled from anywhere.
Noction has developed IRP, a network optimization automation product for Service Providers and Enterprises. 
Intelligent Routing Platform improves multi-homed networks performance by 30-50% and decrease their operational costs.
Noction has Content Providers, Service Providers and also Enerprises as customers, and sales pipeline.
SupperKing allows people to turn traditional home dining into a social experience with an intuitive location-based mobile app that empowers
people to host and meet up for dining experiences

RideAuction is Priceline for ordering your next towncar or taxi ride. Consumers are now empowered to negotiate their own price from point A to point B instead of being at the mercy of fixed overinflated milage plus stuck in traffic time charges. You name your price, RideAuction routes your bid to fleet of idle drivers, first driver to accept your bid within 2 minutes get your deal. Simple and cost effective.
DynaOptics is revolutionizing the mobile phone camera world with the first-ever optical zoom lens system that will fit within the slim profile of today’s smart phones (~5mm). DynaOptics’ patented technology provides the best performance/cost balance vis-à-vis competitors and can be manufactured using traditional manufacturing techniques, decreasing scaling risk and capital outlay. We have validated the market and are in discussions with OEMs under NDA. Evaluation kits will be ready for potential customers in June, with pre-production prototypes ready at the end of this year. 
  • more to be announced soon

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