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  • 16 Nov 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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THE FINALE | It's the Final WiV Pitch Event of the Year!

Join us for one last round of women founders pitching their voice startups!

RSVP and you could win a free Women in Voice mug, shipped to you internationally.

Date: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 | Virtual

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific - Look up your time zone here


Featured Founders 

 

Chelsie Hall_Viral Moment

ViralMoment

Featured Founder: Chelsie Hall

Social Media Listening for Short Form Video

ViralMoment is social listening for video. We help our clients to detect when a movement is going viral on TikTok, we measure and characterize TikTok cultures, and we amplify our user’s messages to their target audience. So far, we’ve released a powerful enterprise social listening product for TikTok, a virality detection tool for Reddit, and an app to help creators go viral on TikTok. We’re proud to have recently won Carnegie Mellon’s Eradicate Hate Pitch Competition as a promising solution to mitigate and eradicate cultures of online hate. Read more about our work here.  


Catherine Humblet _indoor collective

Indoor Collective

Featured Founder: Catherine Humblet

Row together, even when you’re apart. Your erg. Your friends. One shared experience.

Indoor Collective is creating the next vertical in connected fitness, centered on real-time training partners with multi-channel interaction.


Kristen Alexander_Ox

Ox

Featured Founder: Kristen Alexander

Conversations drive outcomes. Managers don’t have time to coach.

With Ox, get instant AI-driven analytics on what you say and how you come across to nail every work conversation.


Kelly Hoffman_Vocalysd

Vocalysd

Featured Founder: Kelly Hoffman

Vocalysd is a customer-centric, Proudly South African AI-powered insights tool.

Vocalysd empowers Sales Leaders and Contact Centre Executives to amplify conversation insights from each and every interaction. This offers businesses the ability to analyse large number of conversations accurately, using Vocalysd proprietary out of box solution that requires no training or keywords. 

Vertical: Contact centers, i.e. insurance, retail, financial customer support, health care, technical support and outsourced vs in-house support


Firouza Eshonova_ EZ Speech

EZSpeech

Featured Founder: Firouza Eshonova

EZSpeech: Your virtual speech pathologist!

Artificial Intelligence guides your child throughout the entire process of speech therapy exercises, starting from demonstration of an exercise, assistance in performing, correcting mistakes and till the assessment of result. Statistics and progress reports, generated by AI, will enable your SLP to adjust your treatment.


VC Panel


Elizabeth Scallon Alexa Startups

VC Panelist

Elizabeth Scallon

GTM & Operations at Alexa Startups

Award winning leader in the Pacific Northwest startup ecosystem. Elizabeth is a scientist, mentor, and 15 year leader in scientific and technological innovation.

LEADERSHIP IMPACT:
⫸ Connecting enterprise to new ventures
⫸ Nurturing talent and growing teams, startups and communities
⫸ Trend assessment in the global innovation ecosystem

Known for a keen ability to locate disruptive and innovative technology, Elizabeth currently leads the Go To Market & Operations for the Amazon Alexa Fund and Startups team. Here she is engaging ambient and immersive startup founders and investors through startup programs, business development, and technical support. The Alexa Fund also provides up to $200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.

Elizabeth led the launch of WeWork’s startup and incubation arm, WeWork Labs in US West and LATAM, and previous to WeWork Elizabeth led the team at CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington coaching and growing the robust bench of NW tech and biotech startups.

An out lesbian from before the L Word pilot episode, Elizabeth has a passion for spotlighting and developing outsider voices. A tendency that aided her biotech startup team at VLST (her title: Head of Ops) grow to 50 employees and $35M in funding.

Obsessed with growth and knowledge, Elizabeth went from a degree in Biochemistry, to Georgetown’s Global Executive MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets. She was most recently invited to join the 2019 cohort of Harvard Business School’s YALP program which aims to develop leaders who understand cross-sector collaborations for shared prosperity and can implement them more effectively and spread them more rapidly than in the past.


Surbhi Rathore Symbl.ai

VC Panelist

Surbhi Rathore

CEO & Co-Founder, Symbl.ai

Surbhi Rathore is the CEO and co-founder of Symbl.ai. Symbl is bringing to life her vision for a programmable platform that empowers developers and businesses to monitor, act, and comply with voice, video conversations at scale in their products and workflows without building their in- house data science expertise. This Techstars alum co-founded Symbl almost 3 years ago and is now backed by Amazon and has raised an early-stage venture round of $6.5M which deployed capital to grow a global team of tech enthusiasts to more than 50 people. She comes with experience from technical and customer-obsessed roles in both startups and enterprises such as Nevis Networks and Amdocs.Before co-founding Symbl, she worked in the Conversational AI space with a focus on delivering value to Telecommunication users. Surbhi is an international tech leader who advocates for Women in AI with a personal mission to inspire more women to work in Data Science. She is a national speaker, an accessibility equity champion, and the ultimate adventure capitalist. Surbhi has been honored with the Women in Voice Award for Founder of the Year, Amazon’s Top 10 Women to Watch in 2020, and the Will Reed Top 50 Companies in 2021. Follow her and her company’s recent work on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Martina Welkoff WXR Fund

VC Panelist

Martina Welkhoff

Co-founder and Managing Partner, WXR Fund

Martina is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at the WXR Fund, an early-stage venture fund investing in women-led spatial computing (AR/VR/AI) companies.

Prior to launching the fund, WXR hosted an accelerator from which 26 companies have graduated. Before shifting her full time focus to investing, Martina was an entrepreneur who founded her first company, Zealyst, in 2010. Zealyst was a corporate gaming platform that strategically helped employees to build their professional network and in turn collected data for their employer on culture, morale, and engagement. After 6 years of building Zealyst, Martina founded a virtual reality company called ConveneVR that was focused on pushing the boundaries of social VR. She was inspired to transition into the VR industry after recognizing the unique opportunity the creation of a new computing platform provided for women and underrepresented minorities. 


Zubeyda Tebra Headshot

VC Panelist

Zubeyda Tebra

Analyst, Azafran Capital Partners

Analyst and Data Operator with 5+ years experience in Finance and Venture Capital, focusing on early-stage voice & acoustics deep technologies embedded with ML.

A Data Science student who’s actively involved in generating market research reports, analytics and running algorithms on a proprietary database focused on MedTech, IoT, and Enterprise. 


Join the discussion on November 16!

Come learn about cutting-edge voice & conversational AI products and companies created & led by women.


Sponsored by Amazon Alexa Startups & Symbl.ai

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