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Here's a brief deck that covers my experience at the Powderkeg 2012.

Here's a brief deck that covers my experience at the Powderkeg 2012.

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  • 1. PowderKeg 2012THE SUPER BOWL FOR STARTUPSDOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
  • 2. The Magic Inside the Powderkeg VideoReference:http://ht.ly/eJVgY
  • 3. POWDERKEG Powderkeg was a conference held in Indianapolis from 10/17-10/19. The event wasfounded by Matt Hunckler, President of The Verge and sponsored by Exact Target andvarious other sponsors. A smashing success in it’s inaugural year, this 2.5-day event brought togetherentrepreneurs, developers and creatives from all over the country including SanFrancisco, St. Louis and Washington D.C. Venues included the Startup Bowl at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Startup showcase andRamp up party at the Crane bay and the Closing Party at Developer Town and SpeakEasy. The panel of 20 speakers included David Blaine – Professional Illusionist, Scott Case –Startup America CEO, Scott Dorsey – Exact Target CEO, Dave Knox – Co-founder atBrandery and Jonathon Perrelli - Founding Partner at Fortify.vc.
  • 4. Microsoft Partnership Microsoft participated in the Powderkeg 2012 event and the partnershipincluded, BizSpark enrollment for all 12 startups that pitched at PowderKeg 1:1 meetings and mentoring sessions with Sonal Mane during the event Sonal Mane participated in the panel of judges at the Startup BowlPitch competition Press for Powderkeg + Microsoft TechCocktail Indysphere Nibletz Vergestartups
  • 5. Events Attended Oct 18th Keynote from David Blaine, Marriott Startup Bowl, Lucas Oil Stadium (also hosted The Super Bowl’12) Ramp up Party, Crane Bay Oct 19th Startup Showcase & Exhibition, Crane Bay Full Event Schedule
  • 6. Startup Bowl Pitch Competition 12 startups from around the country were selected from 62 startups that applied. Startup Bowl pitch competition was held at Lucas Oil Stadium. Startups were given live feedback from a panel of expert judges that included TingGootee of Elevate Ventures, Carla Valdes of Fortify, Sonal Mane of Microsoft, andChristopher Day of Navidar. Voting bags were available on Oct 19th for the attendees to vote on the pitches. The winner went home with all the glory AND $15,000 in cash and resources providedby sponsors.
  • 7. Keynote from David Blaine The keynote also paralleled in gettingthe Social Media buzz on Powderkeg
  • 8. Startup Bowl
  • 9. Startup BowlPanel of Judges at Powderkeg Find Sonal Mane listed as a judge, Recap of Startup bowl at Vergestartups Indianapolis Business Journal
  • 10. Startup Bowl FoundOps were the winners at the pitchcompetition. They’re also a BizSpark Plusmember and leveraging Azure for theirsolution! 
  • 11. RAMP UP PARTY
  • 12. Startup Showcase & Speaker SeriesPRESENTERS AT CRANE BAYSTARTUP SHOWCASE
  • 13. Event Stats 350 attendees, 30+ organizations signed on to support this inaugural year 100+ developers 40+ startups represented Read more for details on the Recap of Powderkeg Startup Bowl and the full reporton the Powderkeg Details on Powderkeg Startup Bowl Results are here
  • 14. Super Bowl Startup Websites Bonfyre Lisnr CoatChex Squarejive Team Mash Pet Bookings Modulus FoundOps Visit Apps Lesson.ly Adproval Diagnotes