Pitch and Demo Day Presenter List – Nov 17

Its unbelievable!  The Nov 17 Pitch & Demo day event  has received more than 40 submissions for Startup Pitch for this month.  Its a little bit late, but we still want to publish the presenter list

  • 1.   The Best Time for Your Offline & Online Shopping Experience

“We let users organize & enjoy Online Shopping Trips anytime, anywhere with anyone!”


 is designed to blend the best of offline and online shopping in a delightful experience.

It all starts with the observation that in the offline world. It’s very rare to see a person going to the shopping mall alone, in contrast online shopping today can be a very lonely experience.

People try to break this pattern with various hacks such as emailing links back and forth or sharing links over various semi-public platforms. But these methods are inefficient and problematic.

WannaGet starts with the observation that people love going to the Mall as groups of friends or family, but extends that to incorporate online shopping as well by introducing the concept of an Online Shopping Trip. A user creates a Trip with a certain goal and invites some friends and family to join it. Beyond that WannaGet provides a delightful interface to conduct and enjoy these virtual trips and accomplish real shopping.

What’s great is the realization that the Online Shopping Trips are big leap forward in the shopping experience even if users intend to keep the trip completely private.

“We envision a world where all shopping is done this way! And we intend to lead the way in making this transition happen.”

Founder Story:

Hammad Mazhar Saleem is a trained engineer (EE/CS ’02) in Stanford University, with technical and leadership experience at startups as well as industry leading large corporation. Before starting work on WannaGet, he was working at Apple as a lead engineer for SyncServices and iCloud in the OSX group. Earlier, he was the first engineering hire at Sharpcast (now SugarSync), where he helped build the first push synchronization platform for arbitrary consumer data. The products built on that platform launched to rave reviews by Walt Mossberg and other leading technology reviewers.


  • 2.   Free, Emotional, and Young, that’s MoodMe!

MoodMe: emoticons with your own face!”— Free App for Emotional communications for Ygeneration & Young in their heads.


MoodMe is about to revolutionize emotional communications. Their 3D avatars with emotions are the most realistic. Here you’ll think Emoticons using real faces as they describe “Our technology automatically transforms pictures into realistic, emotional and customizable 3D avatars: the Living Portraits™.” They live in the Cloud, web, desktops, smartphones. They are social. MoodMe brings WOWing experiences for the fans of brands, sports clubs, celebrities and their fans.

Founder’s Bio:

Chandra dekeyser is the CEO & co-Founder from He is based in Palo Alto and inspired by people in Silicon Valley and he is also Multicultural Citizen of Spaceship Earth and can speak 7 languages.


  • 3.   Enhance Your monetization While Improving the End User Experience

Yactraq technology helps video/audio publishers improve their internet user experience via:

– Search result quality

– Enhanced discovery of desired content

– Precise navigation within a video

– Other features…”


About Speech2Topics and Speech2Ads

Currently, there is no cost effective way for machines to understand video and audio content.  As a result, despite explosive growth, video internet suffers from poor monetization and user experience. However, Yactraq works out a solution: Quick, inexpensive and near universal meta-tagging of video/audio content allows application developers to quickly and easily manipulate such content. This capability enables new ways of monetizing video and revolutionizing the video/audio user experience.

Founder’s Bio:

Jeh Daruvala is the Founder/CEO from Yactraq Online Inc. and has 22 years of entrepreneurial, investment banking, product management and business/systems analysis experience in information technology at startups, Microsoft, T-Mobile, TELUS, Avendus Advisors, Gateway Capital & Aditi Technologies. His specialties include corporate strategy, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, product management, business development, systems analysis & business analysis.

Before migrating to North America in 2002, Jeh played a key role in incubating Customer Asset, an India based IT infrastructure services venture that evolved into the $100 million, Firstsource Solutions (Bombay Stock Exchange – BOM:532809). Jeh sourced the acquisition of Customer Leverage, the software solution on which Firstsource offers its customer management services, and the team that developed it, into Customer Asset. Prior to that while working on Delsys, his first startup, Jeh sold the first-ever ethernet switch in India (Kalpana-Cisco).

Jeh has a Masters in Management Studies (Finance) & a Bachelors in Engineering (Electronics) from Bombay University. He is also a lifelong manned spaceflight enthusiast and believer in technology innovation as the key driver of corporate and economic growth.

  • 4.    All Customer support Under One Roof

We know that providing an excellent customer support experience is the right way how to win customers hearts. But today, customers are expecting to get the same great experience over all possible communication channels. Unfortunately most companies don’t deliver on this expectation as they either don’t offer support for facebook, twitter, and don’t regularly monitor their community forum or knowledge base comments.

Live Agent is a truly multi-channel helpdesk system that integrates all support channels in one place. It is helping companies communicate better with their customers.

“Answer emails, chats, Facebook wall messages, Twitter, feedback, forum posts and voice calls from one integrated environment.”


Live Agent offers a way how to integrate all communication channels to one neat dashboard and then to automatically distribute every single interaction to the right person in the company that can deliver the best response. With Live Agent, no interaction goes unanswered everything is tracked and employees just need to login to one dashboard in comparison to 8 or 9 different platform otherwise. This saves time, increases response numbers and the overall customer satisfaction with the company.

Founder Story:

“Hi, Im Matthew Ftacnik. Im the founder at Live Agent. I love startups. That’s why I founded and co-founded startups such as or and I adivise a couple of others. Thanks to winning with for the best startup in Slovakia in the last year, I spent a my first few months in Silicon Valley. In my spare time I co-founded the first creative workplace for startups in Bratislava –, before that I used to organize monthly startup meetups called Startup Camps and I facilitated a few Startup Weekends in Bratislava and Prague.”

  • 5.   See a Great Buy. Let Everyone Know.

Pashash is the app that lets you share real-world shopping.”


When you see a great buy: snap a picture >> tag the store and price >> share it, you can discover the best buys based on popularity, location and your preferences. Pashash is alum of theGoogle Umbono accelerator in South Africa. They also won the local leg of TNW Startup World: Google-backed Pashash wins Startup World: Cape Town

Founder’s Bio:

Faheem is the co-founder and CEO at Pashash. Previously he was a global equity analyst covering tech and media companies, specializing in small-caps and emerging markets. He then joined the VC, World of Avatar, as their Chief Analyst to focus on innovative, mobile startups in Africa.

  • 6.   Social Platform As A Service For Mobile

WeLink is a B2B company that provides a ‘Social Platform as a Service’ for mobile.  Enterprises and mobile app developers can now easily create a mobile solution that builds social communities and facilitate social discovery.  “With 10 lines of code and 15 minutes of development WeLink can turn any boring app into a socially connected location aware beast!”  WeLink’s suite of plug and play SDKs provide cross-platform native and HTML5 social components that instantly creates an awesome private social network for mobile apps.

“We provide gorgeous looking design and pour insane amounts of effort obsessing over providing a great user experience.”  


With Welink’s help, developers not only get great design for a dime but also powerful features that push social trends. WeLink makes developing absolutely awesome social apps for mobile as easy as “falling off a log”.  WeLink provides a social network for mobile apps aimed at Events, Employee Directories, Corporate Communities, Conferences, Festivals, Concerts, Sports teams, Games, Schools, Universities, Hotels, Airlines and many more!

Founder’s Bio:

“Im Nathan Chandra, the Co-Founder at WeLink. I am a strategic leader with value based practices that guide my personal and business decisions. Always on my way; I enjoy the process more than the result. My drive to connect and build community guides the vision of WeLink. Our ‘social platform as a service’ is designed to facilitate the speedy development of social communities for mobile apps. WeLink allows any app to have awesome social discovery tools which drives user engagement and networking.”

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