MEDIA ADVISORY: Plug and Play Tech Center Fall Expo 2009 Announces Keynote Speakers, Presentations, and Attending VCs
Plug and Play Expo premier one-day conference in Sunnyvale, CA showcases best in technology startups
Announced last week, Matt Murphy of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) will speak at tomorrow’s tech conference. Widely considered an expert in network communications, compute infrastructure, and mobile applications, Murphy currently manages KPCB’s influential iFund. Murphy is also the leading expert in the business of iPhone apps, and, as such, is an invaluable resource for participating iPhone companies. His talk is sure to be an exciting part of the Fall 09 Expo.
Joining Murphy are fellow keynote speakers Stephen Dewitt, Senior Vice President of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) at Hewlett-Packard, and Mark Trang, Director of ISV Marketing and Programs for salesforce.com. Stephen Dewitt is the driving force behind the marketing, sales, and operations strategy for PSG, which includes business and consumer PCs, mobile computing devices, and workstations. Mark Trang heads up the Salesforce Independent Software Vendors program, allowing third-party companies to develop new technologies and easily go to market.
The final lineup for the conference’s competitive pitching session includes over 40 emerging startups in varying stages. Presenters include Adgregate Markets, pitching their transactional performance ad network; Micello providing users with maps of indoor spaces that searchable right down to an individual space-level; mobile design company Mobify; Nutshell Mail presenting their social network accounts management system; and the much-anticipated return of the image-based search engine Visuvi.
Over 80 venture capitalists and angel investors from over 50 firms have been confirmed their attendance at Plug and Play Expo.
Plug and Play Expo Details:
Thursday October 1 2009
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
440 N. Wolfe Rd.,
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
About Plug and Play Expo
The Plug and Play Expo is a premier one-day showcase of the best and brightest emerging Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Software, Mobile, Gaming, and Cleantech companies, that bring together entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley executives, top-tier venture capitalists, key angel investors, and the members of the media under one roof. Attendance at the Expo gives you an insider’s look at the next big thing. For the select few, The Plug and Play Expo is an opportunity to meet and pitch to top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, potentially taking their business to the next level.
Past keynote speakers have included Len J. Bauer, Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, and Arvind Sodhani, Executive Vice President and President of Intel Capital at Intel Corporation.
Activities for the day include networking sessions, presentations, one-on-one demonstrations and more.
Participation in the presentations and demonstration activities is competitive, with participants chosen by a panel of venture capitalists, executives, and members of the media. Selection criteria include innovativeness, uniqueness of product/service offering, and the potential for market disruption.
In the last year, past participants Fotomoto and Vivu were successful in acquiring additional seed funding while BiancaMed recently raised an additional $6 million in funding.
To Register and for a full schedule of activities, please visit Plug and Play Expo.
About Plug and Play Tech Center
Founded in 2006, Plug and Play Tech Center is the leading startup accelerator in the Silicon Valley. More than 250 startups have raised capital in excess of $700 million after partnering with Plug and Play Tech Center, which connect entrepreneurs, leading venture capitalists like Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Canaan Partners, Accel Partners and others, angel investors and corporate partners like Google, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Ebay, Salesforce and more. The unique collaborative community also includes universities such as Cornell, MIT, Harvard and Stanford. More than $2 billion in value has been created through exits and acquisitions. Silicon Valley locations include Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and Palo Alto with a total of 200,000 square feet. The newest locations are in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Glendale with a total of 465,000 square feet.
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Source: Plug and Play Tech Center