Pitch 2009 Finalists Announced, Pitching LIVE May 7!


Join Women 2.0 for Pitch Night on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 beginning 6pm at Microsoft in San Francisco. Watch Pitch 2009 finalists pitch live to a panel of investors and executives, vote for your favorite startup, and meet the entrepreneurial community at Women 2.0's Pitch Night. Get your ticket to Pitch 2009 today!Presenting Finalists: CSRware Inc. Carbon & Energy Business Intelligence SaaS software measures, quantifies & models corporate costs & actions to address growing market demand. Presenting: Karen Alonardo (Founder & EVP of Business Development) LumaMed LLC Innovations in cancer imaging, early detection and treatment. Presenting: Dr. Shabbir Bambot and Anju Mathew (Co-Founders) Giddy Inc. Think Cracker Jack meets Whole Foods. 83% of parents are dissatisfied with existing kids' snacks. We're making healthy snacks fun with snacktivities! Presenting: Sally Schoenfeld and Jill Friedman (Co-Founders) GenGreen GenGreen is the preeminent aggregator of environmental content online. We house the largest directory of green businesses and organizations in the United States. Presenting: Charisse McAuliffe (Founder & CEO) GiftAloft LLC GiftAloft generates revenue for airlines and airports, gifts for passengers, and trackable, tactile, advertising methods for consumer advertisers. Presenting: Celine Tessier North (CEO) and Daniel T. North (COO) Live Judging Panel:

Christine Herron Principal, First Round Capital Eric Eldon Writer, VentureBeat
Georges Harik Principal, Better Planet Investments Mark Jacobsen Managing Director, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Rebecca Lynn Principal, Morgenthaler Ventures Sheila Gulati General Manager, Microsoft

At Pitch Night, the audience participates as we will award a total of FOUR prizes: (1) GRAND PRIZE: Our live judges will select one team to win the prized investor meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia, along with office space, marketing services, legal support and more. (2) PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: You will vote based on the five pitches you will see presented at the event -- use your mobile phone to select the People's Choice Award for Women 2.0 -- powered by MOZES. (3) VENTUREBEAT'S BEST MEDIA STORY AWARD: This award will be selected by VentureBeat writer Eric Eldon.
(4) YOUNOODLE BEST IDEA AWARD: YouNoodle is Women 2.0's startup network. Join the Women 2.0 Group on YouNoodle to follow your favorite startup idea. The startup with the most followers wins. VOTE NOW! SCHEDULE: 6:00pm - Networking & Drinks 7:00pm - Welcome to Pitch Night 2009! 7:20pm - Introduction of the Final Five Teams 7:30pm - Pitch 2009 Finalists Live Pitches 9:10pm - Awards (The People's Choice, VentureBeat's Best Media Story, YouNoodle Best Idea) 9:20pm - Grand Prize Winner of Pitch Night 2009 Announced 9:30pm - Celebrations! » Get your ticket now for Pitch Night 2009 (LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE)

Pitch Night is an event open to both women and men -- we invite anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation to join us for Pitch 2009.