We’re in San Diego and ready to party.
This Thursday TechCrunch is hosting our first Meetup+Pitch-Off in San Diego. We’re taking over Block 16 and filling it with aspiring founders, hungry entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists with deep pockets. There will also be 20 companies pitching to a group of VCs and TechCrunch writers. The winner will get a spot in Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley next month. Plus the mundane trappings that go along with it, like fame and glory.
The San Diego meetup will be held at Block 16 with the doors opening promptly at 6pm on August 22 and will come to a close around 10pm. A few tickets are still available here. They’re $5.
We love these events. They bring together the best of the area’s local tech scene. There isn’t an agenda. There isn’t a schedule of events. Just come out, meet some neat people, watch the pitch-off and enjoy some frothy beverages thanks to our sponsors.
Tickets include booze (21 and older only, please), live entertainment in the form of that 60-second pitch-off contest, and there will even be some prizes and a fireside chat with a local San Diego VC. Tickets to the event are selling out quickly, so if you’d like to come hang out with myself, Jordan Crook, Josh Constine and Greg Kumparak, and your local tech community, click here and grab a ticket.
The companies below will take the stage around 7:45 to start their pitch. TechCrunch writers will also be on-site the whole night to hear about your company. Just because you’re not in the pitch-off doesn’t mean you won’t get to talk to one of us.
Friend Trusted – Friend Trusted was founded on solving a common problem for homeowners: there is no easy way to compare prices and the quality of service professionals to get their home projects done.
OWC Wines – OWCwines.com is a full service online wine brokerage that specializes in monetizing private collections of Fine and Rare Wine.
Card Watchdog – Card Watchdog helps users manage all of their credit card details in one simple and elegant interface.
OnTheCurb – Mobile app that makes giving away and finding free stuff fun and easy.
451 Degrees – Graffiti, a new SaaS, helps content publishers leverage the millions of conversations that occur on their content everyday.
Pet Wireless – Pet Wireless is revolutionizing the way people take care of their cats by creating a new industry: automatic, unobtrusive and continuous at-home cat health monitoring.
Pharmly – Pharmly is a pharmaceutical marketplace that allows medical facilities to source drugs from the $300B pharmaceutical wholesale marketplace when their primary supplier cannot meed their demand due to drug shortages.
Sitter Request – Sitter Request is a mobile, crowd-sourced marketplace of on-demand, trusted babysitters who can be scheduled with the touch of a button.
PrYv – “My online private self” a set of data grabbing and recording tools with safe storage and advanced data visualization through a browser app.
Fingertip Maestro – Fingertip Maestro is a mobile app designed to make playing the piano and other instruments easy and intuitive.
WeedWall – WeedWall.com is a Social Networking Platform for the Medical Marijuana Community.
Blast Motion – Blast Motion develops wireless motion capture and tracking technologies for sport, medical, gaming, and military solutions.
LectureBin – Providing higher education institutions with help in recording their professors’ lectures and students with help finding jobs and internships.
Parkspot – Born out of the frustration of finding and paying for a parking spot, Parkspot provides a personal solution to eliminate the everyday frustrations of parking.
Kareer.me – Kareer.me makes it easy to build a beautiful employer branding page to attract and engage with top talent.
We’ll see everyone on Thursday!