The Alliance is proud to host our 8th annual Capital Connections Conference on February 25th to highlight the work of Bay Area industry leaders and entrepreneurs. The event will feature a $10k pitch session co-hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, an appearance from Jesse Jackson and a great lineup of speakers from the City of Oakland, Pandora, the Tech Equity Collaborative and more to discuss inclusion and tech. Because we believe diversity transparency is important we are excited that 70% of our semi-finalists are female and 60% are African American (30%), Hispanic (25%), or Asian (5%).
Check out the KTVU feature below along with an announcement of our pitch semi-finalists. Register here for 30% off the ticket price! And thank you Facebook & CISCO via the Rainbow PUSH Coalition for supporting our cash prizes!
$10k Pitch Session Semi-Finalist!
(six will be selected as finalists)
- Bedrock Analytics Corporation– making it easier for small businesses to use their consumer data.
- Bikanta– improving cancer detection with nanodiamonds.
- Blendoor– merit based recruiting tools.
- Cocoon Cam– bio sensored baby monitor.
- FreeWire Technologies– mobile charging station for electric vehicles.
- GradeSlam– affordable tutoring available 24/7.
- HeavyConnect- improving on-the-ground farming logistics.
- FlipFlic– smart automated window blinds.
- LiftEd -improved teaching tools for special education.
- Madorra– reducing female vaginal atrophy.
- Mentive– personalized online learning network.
- MOTI – robotic habit forming device.
- Nexi– intuitive electricity reader for the home.
- Oneva– one-stop shop for trusted care for those who need it.
- Proday– work out routines from pro athletes.
- Sodium Analyte Level Test (S.A.L.T.)- the first at-home rapid sodium level detector.
- The Town Kitchen– corporate meals made by low-income youth.
Meet the Judges!
Who will be the 6 to join us on stage to pitch our investor panel? You’ll just have to join us on February 25th to find out. Get your tickets now! Congratulations to all of our applicants and semi-finalists. Keep up the good work!