Chaordix’ Shelley Kuipers to Join Judging Panel for PitchIt! Challenge at We Media NYC
Chaordix CEO Shelley Kuipers will be a member of the panel of judges at the PitchIt! Challenge in New York City that will determine which two entrepreneurs will split $50,000 in funding to help launch their ventures. The event happens on April 6 and is part of We Media NYC 2011.
The PitchIt! Challenge is an annual competition to identify promising new ideas for non-profit and commercial businesses that will use media, communication and technology to improve the human experience in the digital world. The finalists were selected by the We Media staff and will pitch their ideas live to the panel on April 6 as a part of We Media NYC 2011. In addition to funding, selected entrepreneurs will be invited to participate in a startup bootcamp and will receive guidance and insight from a team of investors, advisors and other entrepreneurs.
Shelley is an accomplished and highly successful investor and entrepreneur. Her first startup experience was with Merak Projects, which was acquired by Schlumberger in 1999. In 2000, she co-founded Stormworks - a software development and online marketing firm, which was acquired by Solium Capital, a publicly-traded financial software company ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. She was a also a co-founder and partner in Adventure Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and co-founder and partner in Material Insight a consultancy of growth agents that help to grow tech startups.
The event will be held at Digital Sandbox, 55 Broad Street, NY, NY. More information is available at http://wemedia.com/nyc/.
Chaordix is a leading provider of managed crowdsourcing communities. Through expert services and its crowdsourcing platform, Chaordix helps organizations apply crowdsourcing to a wide range of needs including product and service innovation and co-creation, predicting market reaction, enhancing brand relevance, or tapping the problem solving capability of crowds. Chaordix enables organizations such as P&G, PwC, IBM and Orange to engage a crowd via the web to submit discuss and often refine and rank submissions to discover the most-likely-to-succeed solutions. The crowd may be consumers, employees, partners or other select memberships. Find out more about Chaordix at www.chaordix.com.