SV Entrepreneurs Announces Pitch and Demo Day Winners

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Meetup.com’s largest mobile entrepreneur and startup community features FriendTrusted, Muzzley and OpenLearning as top placers.

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“Our main goal is to create an easy, cost-effective and most efficient path to home improvement by giving users a platform...." said Darwin Widjaja, CEO and co-founder of FriendTrusted.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups (also known as SV Entrepreneurs), the largest forum that gives stage to entrepreneurs and startups to present their innovative products and services, today announced that FriendTrusted, a ‘Siri’ for home improvement that helps to get competitive estimates and book top rated contractors, took 1st place at the SV Entrepreneurs, Pitch and Demo Day this month. FriendTrusted offers users a free personal assistant that guides them through the home improvement maze from project inception to completion: all while finding them the best provider at the best price, with the most convenient delivery method possible – their smartphone.

“All it took was one pink house to do away with bad contractors,” said Darwin Widjaja, CEO and co-founder of FriendTrusted. He adds, “Our main goal is to create an easy, cost-effective and most efficient path to home improvement by giving users a platform to simply snap a picture of what was needed to be done, and sit back and watch the quotes roll in from trusted local service pros – all without having to meet anyone, make calls, or receive calls from overbearing providers.”

May’s Pitch and Demo Day also awarded 2nd Place to Muzzley, a middleware in the cloud that allows humans through their smartphone to interact with any device, appliance and software. With Muzzley, the common day appliance such as the TV, set-top box or computer can be multi-remote controlled and can interact in different ways with the smartphone. Muzzley also allows the smartphone to become the driving wheel for a game, a microphone, or serve as a pointer, dashboard or monitor. The middleware provides an array of functionalities for the various appliances in an easy-to-use environment. Additionally, third parties can integrate with Muzzley through the Muzzley SDKs.

3rd Place was taken by OpenLearning, a social and collaborative environment for teachers to create courses, which are based around the principles of student autonomy, diversity of learning materials, openness of resources and social interactivity. OpenLearning invites everyone to join a public course at: https://www.openlearning.com/courses/.

All three companies are seeking talented staff in various fields. Please refer to their websites for career opportunities.

Since 2007, SV Entrepreneurs, the largest mobile entrepreneur and startup group has been host to monthly Pitch and Demo days throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where startups present to a panel of judges that lend advice and suggestions as to how they can improve their innovation, company presentation and possibly give them opportunities and ideas for funding.

About SV Entrepreneurs and Startups
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups is a productive forum to network, find funding and learn how to monetize innovative mobile and internet applications. The group welcomes everyone who seeks to meet other entrepreneurs, founders, hackers, developers, funding groups and leaders of mobile/Internet industry – including Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Cloud, Facebook, and Chrome. It is also a place to help individuals, especially developers and engineers to become successful Entrepreneurs. The group hosts activities like Pitch and Demo days (monthly), Entrepreneurs / Co-Founders Mixers, SVE Accelerator Sessions/Boot Camps, Startup Contests and various social events.

David Cao is founder and CEO of GWC (US), a global executive network and organizer of GMIC SV – Silicon Valley’s largest Mobile Internet Conference. He runs SV Entrepreneurs and Startups with a growing band of dedicated volunteers.

Join SV Entrepreneurs and attend an event today at: http://www.sventrepreneurs.net/.

FriendTrusted, Muzzley and OpenLearning are names, brands and trademarks owned by each respective company.

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Contact:
Elizabeth Estrella-Basilio
Public Relations for SV Entrepreneurs and Startups
Cross Border Communications – SFO, Inc.
elizabeth(at)crossborderpr(dot)com
Mobile: 408-238-8822

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