The Women 2.0 Pitch Night was a smashing success! Over 150 people came to CNET to support women entrepreneurs who pitched their businesses to venture capitalists and successful women executives. The finalists fielded tough questions from the judges and in the end, only two teams received grand prizes of $1500 each, pitch coaching from Guidewire Group, and meetings with Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital. The winning teams were Laser-Seal (envisioning faster, cleaner wound closures in the operating room with laser technology), and O'Light (O for Organic!) which aims to create fashionable, OLED lighting concepts. The audience voted with their cell phones using Mozes to determine O'Light as the crowd favorite, making O'Light the recipient of the People's Choice Award.
Women 2.0 extends another big THANK YOU to our sponsors who made this event possible. We also thank everyone who helped out, from volunteers to bloggers. To Annie Chang for coordinating the event and being a superb hostess. To all the participants in the Napkin Business Challenge. To the Women 2.0 community of entrepreneurs, tech mavens, and the business-savvy. To us, the movers and shakers. Congratulations, and cheers!
Kudos to everyone! A big thank you to Julie Blaustein (photos), Elea Chang (photos), Kai Chang (photos), and Angie Chang (photos) for providing the event photography you see here. To find out more about the teams and individuals presenting at Pitch Night, download the Pitch Night event program here. See you at next year's Women 2.0 Napkin Business Challenge Pitch Night!
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