Finalists Announced for Conference + Pitch 2008!


This Saturday is the Women 2.0 and Stanford Women in Business Conference. Hear Rachel Payne of and Chris Shipley of Guidewire Group discuss the global market and its needs during a fireside chat to start, then Terri Ghio of TBS Connect will lead a panel discussion about entrepreneur experiences and successes. Enjoy an interactive lunch by indulging in a working lunch with movers and shakers in the Silicon Valley! Check out our wiki for lunch leads and their bios. The afternoon will kick off with a panel of startup founders who are igniting global change, then at 2:30PM the TOP FIVE teams in the Women 2.0 Business Plan Competition are pitching LIVE!

Finalist #1: Koollage (San Francisco, CA) The Team: Mythili Sankaran, Steve Rhoads, and Geetha Murali One Line Pitch: A social "mini" blogging and "micro"media platform for the mobile generation.

Finalist #2: Gaiagy (Newton Center, MA) The Team: Margot Eiran, Kanika Singal, and Rucker Alex One Line Pitch: Distributor of integrated eco-efficiency products, offering a personalized savings calculator via social networking site applications & other channels.

Finalist #3: Skill Shop (San Francisco, CA) The Team: Debbie Cheng and Lindsay Tabas One Line Pitch: Putting the right people on the right projects shouldn't waste time and money; let SkillShop reduce both these pain points to optimize IT resources.

Finalist #4: WebVet (Chicago, IL) The Team: Bill Zaccheo and Hope Schultz One Line Pitch: WebMD for Pets.

Finalist #5: Passive Devices (Denver, CO) The Team: Kristyn Heath One Line Pitch: Maker of SnoopTunes, Passive Devices is an advertising company in the consumer electronics space specializing in portable peer to peer music sharing.

» Get your ticket now for this all-day event! (There are ticket options for entrepreneurs, investors, Stanford students, or just for the pitches)

There we have it -- a day of entrepreneurial activity and fun with Women 2.0 and Stanford Women in Business. Hope you can make it!