Thursday, August 28, 2014

[DMANET] ACM MobiCom 2014: Make Your Startup Elevator Pitch by Today (Aug28)!

ACM MobiCom 2014 Startup Pitch Contest

The 20th Annual International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking

Sept 7-11, 2014 - Maui, Hawaii

Is your dream to start a company with your cool idea? Do you feel you
have what it takes to change the world, but doesn't know how and where
to start? Here's your chance to make a pitch to Silicon Valley Venture
Capitalists and entrepreneurs at MobiCom! You will follow a similar
pitch process as recommended by the VCs. The finalists will make a pitch
at MobiCom in front of the judges and MobiCom attendees and get
constructive feedback from the VCs and entrepreneurs. The winning team
will get invited to a Silicon Valley Venture Capital office to make a
formal pitch. Consider this contest as a free training session! Any
MobiCom 2014 attendees are eligible. You can pitch any "good" ideas,
including those from your papers, demos, posters, apps, or your daydream!

- Elevator Pitch Submission: Due August 28th, 11:59pm PDT.
Write your elevator pitch in one paragraph (max 250 words). Please
indicate whether you will have a demo or video of your idea, although
it's not required. Send the PDF to mobicom14pitch "at"

- Finalists Announcement: September 2nd.

- Finalist Pitch: September 8th 6:30-8pm. Pitch in front of the judges
and your fellow attendees. Your pitch will be for 5 minutes (strict) and
5 minutes of Q&A with the judges. Your pitch will be evaluated on
technology, product readiness, market opportunity, business model,
competitive environment, team, and presentation quality.

The winner will be invited to the office of Artiman Ventures to make a
formal pitch. Some of runner ups may also get the invitation.

- Eugene Lee (Chair)
Eugene Lee is an Entrepreneur In Residence at Artiman Ventures. He is a
seasoned leader and entrepreneur with a track record of founding,
building, growing and selling transformational companies at the
intersection of people, software and networks. He is currently an
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Artiman Ventures, an early-stage venture
capital fund, where he is investigating and incubating "white space"
opportunities. Previously, he joined Socialtext as "CEO 2.0" and member
of the Board of Directors in November 2007, leading the company's growth
to cash flow positive and SaaS profitability. Lee led the company to a
successful exit in April 2012, when Socialtext was acquired by Bedford
Funding, a $1.4 billion private equity firm.

After graduating from the MIT Sloan School of Business, Lee co-founded
Beyond, Inc., the developer of the award-winning BeyondMail product.
After Banyan Systems' acquisition of Beyond, Lee was named General
Manager of Messaging Business Unit, growing it from $5 million to $32
million in revenue in 18 months, and earned four patents in messaging,
workflow and privacy technologies. He also launched, the
leading white and yellow pages directory.

Lee was recruited by Cisco Systems in 1997 as Vice President of
Worldwide SMB Marketing, and then held the role of Vice President
Marketing for Cisco's Internet Communications Software Group,
andeventually Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Marketing. From
2004 to 2007 Lee was at Adobe Systems as Vice President of Product
Marketing for the Intelligent Documents Business Unit and then as Vice
President of Vertical and Solutions Marketing.

Lee is passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership, and actively
advises and mentors several CEOs, startups, and non-profit
organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for and for
the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

Lee holds a B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Engineering and Computer Science
from Harvard College, and a MBA from M.I.T Sloan School of Management.
He is an accomplished pianist and a passionate chamber musician,
voracious reader, budding photographer and foodie, and enthusiastic
skier and golfer.

- Claire Chang
Claire Chang is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of igniteXL, a
Silicon Valley based accelerator/seed fund focusing on Korean startups
and entrepreneurs. For over 20 years, Claire has brought her global
marketing expertise to both established and startup companies in Silicon
Valley and Korea. Claire formulates and executes global marketing
strategies for her clients with a personal understanding of the unique
challenges entrepreneurs face as they bring new ideas, products, and
services to the global market. Claire’s accelerator experience dates
back to 2005, at which time she was a principal member of Korea’s
premier international business incubator, iPark Silicon Valley. With her
extensive personal and professional network in Silicon Valley and Korea,
Claire is a highly regarded connector and conduit.

- Professor Leonard Kleinrock
Professor Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer
Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet
networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate
student at MIT in the period from 1960-1962. The birth of the Internet
occurred in his UCLA laboratory (3420 Boelter Hall) when his Host
computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969 and it
was from there that he directed the transmission of the first message to
pass over the Internet on October 29, 1969.

Dr. Kleinrock received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1963. He has served as a
Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los
Angeles since then, serving as Chairman of the department from
1991-1995. He received his BEE degree from CCNY in 1957. and his MS
degree from MIT in 1959. He is also the recipient of a number of
Honorary Doctorates. He was the first President and Co-founder of
Linkabit Corporation, the co-founder of Nomadix, Inc., and Founder and
Chairman of TTI/Vanguard, an advanced technology forum organization. He
has published over 250 papers and authored six books on a wide array of
subjects, including packet switching networks, packet radio networks,
local area networks, broadband networks, gigabit networks, nomadic
computing, intelligent software agents, performance evaluation, and
peer-to-peer networks. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Kleinrock has
supervised the research for 47 Ph.D. students and numerous M.S.
students. These former students now form a core group of the world's
most advanced networking experts.

Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an IEEE fellow, an
ACM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, an IEC fellow a Guggenheim fellow, and a
founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of
the National Research Council. He is recipient of the 2007 National
Medal of Science, the L.M. Ericsson Prize, the NAE Charles Stark Draper
Prize, the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the Dan David Prize,
the Okawa Prize, the IEEE Internet Millennium Award, the ORSA Lanchester
Prize, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the NEC Computer and Communications Award,
the Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award, the CCNY Townsend Harris Medal, the
CCNY Electrical Engineering Award, the UCLA Outstanding Faculty Member
Award, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the UCLA Faculty Research
Lecturer, the INFORMS President's Award, the ICC Prize Paper Award, the
IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award, and the IEEE Harry M. Goode
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