Dancing with the Elephant: Pitching to a Largest Telecom Operator

Please join us on September 21st (Wednesday) in Palo Alto for TEC meeting with a group of Deutsche Telekom top executives. DT comes to the Silicon Valley for scouting entrepreneurs and startups working in the areas of:

  • mobile applications
  • location
  • payment
  • cloud infrastructure and cloud security
  • communications
  • OTT media
  • middleware

The event includes a panel of DT executives, 10 min pitches from 4 pre-selected companies and extensive one-on-one networking.

Confirmed Deutsche Telekom speakers:

Attending VCs

  • Jim Smith (Partner , Mohr Davidov Ventures)
  • Tae Hea Nahm (Partner, Storm Ventures)
  • Vivek Mehra (Partner, August Capital)
  • Sanjay Subhedar ( Partner,Storm Ventures)
  • Dror Berman (Partner, Innovation Endeavors)
  • Serge Plotkin (Venture Partner,Opus Capital )
  • Evgeny Zaytsev (Partner, Helix Ventures)

"Pitching" Startups:

REGISTRATION  : http://tec20110921.eventbrite.com/

When: Sep 21, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
(Please note a new location!!)

Agenda :

6:30pm – 7:30pm  - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:30pm – 8:15pm - Deutsche Telekom panel
8:15pm – 9:00pm – Startup presentations
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Networking


Event is sponsored by


Deutsche Telekom speakers:

Aleksander Mitrovic , Senior VP, Technology & Platforms, Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Aleksandar Mitrovic previously responsible for the Automotive Application Services Business at T-Systems SI has become Senior Vice President Technology and Platforms at CTIO Products & Innovation of Deutsche Telekom AG effective June 1, 2011. In his new role, he reports directly to Dr. Thomas Kiessling, Chief Product and Innovation Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Aleksandar graduated in Technical Cybernetics and started his professional career at IBM Management Consulting in 2000, where he acted on various leading technical positions for international customer projects and the services businesses on so called first-of-a-kind projects. He joined Deutsche Telekom in 2006 and held management positions within Systems Integration, Application Management and Application Services at T-Systems.

Louis Schreier , VP , Portfolio Development and Technology, T-Labs US

Louis Schreier is Deutsche Telekom's Vice President of Portfolio Development and Strategy and manages the Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and Advanced Technology Development activities in the Bay Area. Mr. Schreier has been engaged in advanced R&D as a Computer Scientist and Director at SRI International, and managed the storage systems group at HP Labs, Palo Alto, as well as served as a manager in HP's Video on Demand and Embedded Java Operations. Additionally, and prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Mr. Schreier has served in executive positions for several startups whose focus included network monitoring and  analytics, p2p networking, recommendation technology, and most recently for a startup developing intelligent, distributed, network switches.

The mission of the Telekom Lab and Advanced Technology Center's activities is to develop reference architectures and implmentations in areas that include: software defined networking;  sensor networks; cloud-based video and media services and platforms; as well as developing, integrating, and incubating enabling technologies including platforms-, infrastructure-, and software- as-a-Service for healthcare, automotive, home and business environments

Johanna Schlereth, Manager Group Strategy, Deutsche Telekom
Johanna Schlereth joined the Group Strategy Team (Strategic Partnering and Business Development) of Deutsche Telekom in August 2011. Located in the Los Altos Office Johanna reports to the Head of Group Strategy in the global HQ driving and supporting strategic partnerships with local startups to sustain the long-term success of Deutsche Telekom. Before joining the Strategy Department Johanna has been working in the Silicon Valley office of Detecon Inc., the Strategy & Innovation Consultancy of Deutsche Telekom delivering innovation projects in the United States, Germany and China. Johanna graduated in Business Economics and has gained international experience in the automotive (Audi AG) as well as financial (Deutsche Postbank) and process technology industry before she joined Detecon Consulting in 2008.


Pitching companies

Zettar ZCloud Cloud Storage Platform helps businesses store huge and growing amount of unstructured data (PBs) at a fraction of the existing cost, without compromising data transfer performance, reliability, and availability. The solution's capacity can grow on-demand while in operation, thus eliminating the difference between pay-as-you-go and capex models. It also makes forming a hybrid storage cloud transparent, and eliminates vendor lock-in issue.

BayCryp build security products that have strong computer science foundations, solve complex problems, and take time and intellect to build. Our goal is to bring together physical networks as packets, switches, routers, and links, and networks as social nets connecting people, so Network is once again a single unified notion.

Box.net was founded on a simple, powerful idea: people should be able to access and share their content from anywhere. Since 2005, Box.net has helped more than nearly 6 million individuals, small businesses and Fortune 1000 companies do just that. We want to reinvent what businesses can do with their content through Box's cloud content management platform, made for a new kind of worker, a new kind of workplace and a new kind of IT.

Tackable is a live information network, designed around mobile devices. People create live content on a smartphone -- photos, video, audio and text -- and upload that content to a live, realtime map of the world. Simply zoom into any neighborhood, to see the live content being created there at that moment. Direct the crowd by creating time- and location-specific requests. Tackable launches this month in the San Francisco Bay Area, in partnership with the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, Bay Area News Group, CBS 5, KCBS, KRON 4, KQED, and a handful of hyperlocal news blogs.

Boopsie, Inc. delivers feature rich, native mobile apps across all mobile platforms for traditional businesses who need to reach their customers on mobile. Boopsie is the market leader in deploying mobile apps for Libraries and Tradeshows, is now delivering services for Real Estate agents, and is in trials with large sales organizations. To date, Boopsie has built and deployed over 300 mobile applications in four primary verticals; filed key patents; and generated over $2M in revenue since January, 2010, with all development and business growth paid for by minimal founder seed funding and earned revenues.





What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart