SAN FRANCISCO and BERLIN, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Guidewire Group, the world's leading analyst firm focused exclusively on startups and emerging markets, will be hosting a regional 'Pitch Slam' event in Berlin on March 22nd at IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH as part of its Innovate!2010 global competition to identify and promote 100 top technology startups from around the world.
At the Berlin Pitch Slam, a select group of eight Innovate!100 semi-finalists will present rapid-fire pitches about their startup to a panel of expert judges comprised of Frederic Hanika, VP and Head of M&A at Software AG; IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft senior investment manager Clemens Kabel and Jesper Lindholt, CEO of Kuadriga.
The judges will evaluate the startups using Guidewire Group's proprietary G/Score™ assessment methodology, and the G/Scores from the Berlin Pitch Slam will be aggregated with the results from over 20 other Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam events being held this year to determine the Innovate!100 – an elite list of the top 100 technology, media and communications startups.
Innovate!100 semi-finalists presenting at the Berlin Pitch Slam include:
AdTaily: Online advertising tool that enables site visitors to place target ads directly on visited sites.
Avocado Store: Online marketplace featuring only sustainable products from eco-friendly retailers.
Digital Recognition: Tools, platforms and technologies for administrators to moderate content on the Internet and in mobile communities.
meebee.com: Online personal assistant tool that arranges all your meetings with friends.
NUMENUS GmbH: Real-time ray tracing technology to more efficiently represent 3D datasets.
Saturneo: Endorsement API that allows customers and small- to medium-sized businesses to find and communicate with each other in a trusted way.
WebLib: Sophisticated health knowledge base and search engine that makes online medical research more accurate.
yiid.com: Platform that allows individuals to aggregate and manage their online activities and identities in one place.
Further information on the Innovate!2010 program and the schedule of upcoming Pitch Slam events can be found at www.innovate100.com. To attend the Berlin Pitch Slam, sign up online at: http://2010pitchslamberlin.eventbrite.com/
Innovate!2010 is a global competition to identify and promote the top 100 global technology start-ups. The program enables the most promising startups to gain access to resources and opportunities to accelerate the growth of their companies. Innovate!2010 also enables its partners, including technology and telecommunications vendors, government agencies, professional services providers, technology scouts and investors, to identify and engage hundreds of highly vetted, fast-growing startups and raise their brand profile in the global startup community. Innovate!2010 sponsors and partners include leading organizations like Alacatel-Lucent, BestBuy, Cisco, Comcast, DifferenceEngine, EMC, HP, HSBC, Hearst, IBM, LaPoste, LG Electronics, Microsoft, O2 Litmus, PWC, Quickstart Global, PayPal, RIM, SAP, Silicon Valley Bank, Sun Microsystems, Sony, SWIFT, Turner Broadcasting, Verizon, and the City of Zaragoza; as well as European and US economic development agencies, and dozens of leading angel and venture capital investors.
About Guidewire Group, Inc.
Guidewire Group is a global market intelligence and advisory firm passionate about technology entrepreneurship. Our exclusive focus on early-stage companies and emerging technology markets drives insight and opportunity to our clients and community. At the heart of our offerings is the G/Score™, a proprietary assessment tool that brings clarity and focus to the art of transforming ideas into successful enterprises. Developed over the course of more than 20,000 startup interviews, the G/Score has proven a reliable predictor of startup viability and promise. Our G/Score data helps technology investors, customers and platform vendors rapidly qualify and respond to startup deal flow from even thousands of startups. Our G/Score assessment tools help startups, investors, service providers and government agencies to identify and benchmark competitive strengths and weaknesses, and our Studio G business acceleration programs helps startups achieve their growth objectives with clarity of purpose, speed and efficiency.
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