Launch: Silicon Valley 2009 Selection

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment


Launch: Silicon Valley 2009We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to present at SVASE Launch: Silicon Valley 2009. Together with Search Cloudlet, we’ll be introducing an exciting new joint product. Here is the SVASE Launch: Silicon Valley press release:

Countdown to Launch: Silicon Valley 2009 Continues as SVASE Selects 30 Emerging Tech Companies to Unveil New Products and Services at Major Event

Startup companies from around the world prepare to make their public debut to Panels of Silicon Valley’s Most Influential VC and Angel Investors

San Jose, Calif – May 26 , 2009— The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) today announced the names of the 30 companies invited to present new products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2009. The event, which will be held June 9 at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, is a platform for emerging technology companies to springboard their products or services into the market, while networking with an audience of Silicon Valley’s most influential executives.

This year’s presenters were selected from almost 400 applicants and span the categories of information technology, mobility, security, digital media, next generation internet, technology and clean energy.

Selected demonstrating companies for Launch: Silicon Valley 2009 include:

Company: Application
Andolis: Video over IP
BLADE: Network switches
Cellwand: Short dial codes – #TAXI
CRS Ware: Carbon accounting management
Displ’aire: Large portable video
eCitySky: 3D Shared Game
Electronic Sports: Sports gaming machines
Fonolo: Phone system mapping
GazoPa: Image search engine
Gliider: Travel research tool
HearPlanet: Travel iPhone app
InDxLogic: Document Indexing medical records
Live Glass: Configurable glass
Lumiette: light source
MentorNet: Mentoring
Moblyng: Mobile games
Netmite: Smart phone platform
Prezi: Presentation S/W
ReMobile: Cell phone recycling
Replay: S/W error tracking
Socailibrium: Mobile CRM
Sunpods: Solar
Surf Canyon: Real Time Search
Trooval: Timeshare lead generation
TuneBug: Turns helmets into speakers
Weogeo: Mapping service
Windation: Wind power
Wordslaw: Legal Services
Wowd: People Powered search
Yoics: Internet connectivity

“Launch: Silicon Valley provides a terrific platform for startups to launch their products to the world,” said Chris Gill, President and CEO of SVASE.  “The growing popularity of this major early stage startup event, with the innovation and talent showcased here, have inspired a significant increase in applicants from around the world this year. The result is a must-attend event for potential investors, partners, press, bloggers, entrepreneurs and other Silicon Valley influencers who are searching for those exciting startups that may ultimately become the next great companies to emerge from the Valley.”

The event will kick off with the Pre-Launch: Silicon Valley Event Party on the evening of June 8, when presenting startup teams will have the opportunity to network with an audience of Silicon Valley’s top movers and shakers.

Launch: Silicon Valley 2009 will feature new companies that have a product or service available as of June 9, 2009, but have not been in the marketplace for more than a few months beforehand.

The selected companies will present on stage for 6-minutes plus 4 minutes Q &A with the audience and a panel of VCs and Angels, with the opportunity to explain their products in more detail to the audience in networking breaks.  The event will also feature an award for the “Most Likely to Succeed” in each of the six presenting categories.

Launch: Silicon Valley provides companies with the opportunity to present themselves to investors and other influencers who can help shape their success.  In addition to the presentations, participants also have the opportunity to network with the audience at the Pre-Launch: Silicon Valley Event Party on the evening of June 8, as well as at the event itself.

Launch: Silicon Valley is Presented by SVASE and co-sponsored by the early stage venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, which will host the event at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View. Additional sponsors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Townsend Townsend and Crew, Nair & Co., the Band of Angels, Sand Hill Angels, the Angels Forum, Cooley Godward Kronish, The Kauffman Fellows Program, PR Newswire, Halosys Technologies, Keiretsu Forum, Krause-Taylor Associates, Life Science Angels, Link Silicon Valley, and VentureDeal.

For more information about the event, go to: http://launchsiliconvalley.org/index.htm

Audience members may register at the Discounted Early Bird rates at: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=172468.

About SVASE
Founded in 1995 by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping technology and life science entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses.

SVASE provides support and resources for entrepreneurs, from the idea through initial rounds of funding to product launch, delivered at 12 monthly events and a continually evolving web site. For more information about SVASE, please visit www.svase.org.

About Garage Technology Ventures
Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with investors that include Thomas Weisel Partners and CalPERS, the California Public Employees Retirement System. Garage is focused on investing in emerging technology startups in the Western U.S. For more information about Garage, visit http://www.garage.com

Media Contacts:

Jonelle Hester
Krause Taylor Associates (For Launch: Silicon Valley)
jonelle at  krause-taylor.com
408-918-9083

OR

Jeff Lettes
Director of Communications (SVASE)
jlettes at globalmediastrategy.com
408-406-1161

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