Join us at Tech Liminal on Wednesday, September 10 at 6.30PM 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 have selected seven 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. Applications are now closed.
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 – 8.15PM: Product demos and panelist feedback
8.15 – 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!
Our Featured Panelists…
Rani Croager is 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.
Jason Monberg CEO of Presence. He is a product executive, entrepreneur, investor, and start-up advisor with 18 years of experience leading product strategy, development, and consulting for consumer and enterprise software products. Prior to Presence Jason was the vice president of product management for MarkLogic where he was responsible for product strategy and vision. He helped grow the company to an $80 million annual run rate. Prior to MarkLogic, Jason was vice president of application products at Composite Software, a leading provider of data virtualization software, where he was part of the founding team that grew annual revenue from zero to over $20 million, acquired by CIsco. Before Composite Software, Jason was president and founder of Carbon Five, a consulting firm specializing in agile software development for fortune 500 clients and start-ups. Jason has founded three other start-ups, raising over $20 million in funding, and has acted as a start-up advisor for companies such as Balsamiq and BluGloss. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wesleyan University. When not deep in work, Jason believes in unplugging and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Presence is a digital product strategy and development consultancy for web, mobile, and internet connected products. They help large and small companies define and implement digital products. Their clients include Advent Software, YuMe, and Ninefold.
Rick Moss is Managing Director and Founder of Better Ventures. He thrives on solving customer development challenges for startups and spends most of his waking hours at the whiteboard. He has 18 years of technology, entrepreneurship and corporate venture capital experience with Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corporation, The Modem Shop (which he founded) and Kleiner Perkins-backed WineShopper.com (acquired by Wine.com). He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Rick believes passionately that technology should be used to address the world’s most important problems. Rick lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two kids, is an avid cyclist and a craft beer enthusiast.
Better Ventures believes in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time, from education and work to health and the environment. Better Ventures seeks to back entrepreneurs committed to using the tools and methodologies of the modern technology startup to address big global challenges. As early-stage investors, there’s nothing the team enjoys more than rolling up their sleeves and engaging with bright and passionate entrepreneurial teams at the startup phase.
2.Oakland’s mission is to create a healthy tech ecosystem in Oakland and the East Bay. Through programs and events we support existing businesses as well as help companies that wish to locate here.