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2.Oakland Demo Evening
February 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at for an evening of learning and celebrating some of the great products and services being developed right here in Oakland!
An effective product demo, given at a conference, sales calls, and online is a key aspect to being able to sell your product. We will showcase eight companies with exciting products in different stages of development. This evening is an opportunity for Oakland-based developers to showcase their product or service to a friendly audience of peers and a panel of experts who will give you honest feedback.
This event, sponsored by 2.Oakland, is also a great chance to network, learn about and be inspired by what your fellow Oakland innovators are doing. There will be food, drink, and plenty of time to network with fellow entrepreneurs and local funders!
6:30 – 7:00PM: Registration, networking and refreshments
7:00 – 8:45PM: Product demos and panelist feedback
8:45 – 9.00PM: Networking and panelist meet and greet
Each presentation and demo should last five minutes with a brief two-minute Q&A session to follow. It’s tough to present a product in such a short amount of time, but it’s a great experience to try!
Thank you to Webpass for sponsoring our Demo event
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Our distinguished panel of experts
Rani Croager, Co-Founder, Uptima Business Bootcamp — co-founder of Uptima Business Bootcamp, a member-owned business accelerator based in Oakland. Uptima supports entrepreneurs in lauching, going to market, funding and scaling their businesses, and encourages them to think holistically about the role of their business in the community. Prior to founding Uptima, Rani was a founding team member and vice president of Altius Education where she raised over $30 million in venture capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as a successful investment banker focused on financings, mergers and acquisitions for leading technology companies. Rani has extensive experience supporting early stage entrepreneurs as an organizer, coach and judge for numerous hackathons and startup challenges. Rani also serves as a board member of Qeyno Labs and The Learning Shelter, and as a steering committee member of 2.Oakland.
Uptima Business Bootcamp is an innovative member-owned business accelerator dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources and community to create thriving businesses.
Eric La Brecque, Principal, Applied Storytelling — Over the past two decades, Eric La Brecque has pursued an approach to brand communications that combines storytelling techniques from the world’s great narrative traditions with an ongoing study of marketplace dynamics. Viewing brand development as equal parts business discipline and art form, he and his team have successfully addressed complex communications challenges for everything from cities and retail destinations to beauty products and communications technologies. In addition to helping clients achieve their business objectives through helping to strengthen their connection with their audiences, he is dedicated to advancing brand practice through the ongoing development of tools and methods
Alfred Tom, Partner at High Stakes Productions, LLC. Alfred is a creative and strategic product manager with experience in both very large and very small companies from a diverse set of industries (mobile hardware and software, automotive, and social, location-based mobile apps).
He wrote communications software for Apple’s Newton, started a modular phone company that preceded Google Project Ara, revamped GM’s connected car product portfolio, and most recently managed product for Syntertainment, a mobile app startup founded by SimCity creator Will Wright. He also sat on the VC side of the table as part of GM Ventures.