Suiteness Startup Suite invites the best and brightest startups to participate for a chance to come to San Francisco and meet with key industry investors while staying in a luxury space perfect for collaborating, creative thinking and meeting with potential partners.
WHAT YOU GET
1. A REALLY NICE SUITE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Winners of Suiteness Startup Suite will get the chance to come together as a team in San Francisco with a complimentary three-night stay in a luxury suite at Hotel Zeppelin.
2. MEET WITH TOP INVESTORS
Your San Francisco suite experience will include meetings with four leading venture
capitalists in the city.
ERIC WIESEN – GENERAL PARTNER, BULLPEN CAPITAL
Eric joined Bullpen in 2015 from RRE Ventures, where he was a General Partner. Current areas of focus include financial services and technology, consumer products and manufacturing, marketing technology and next-generation computer interfaces. Current investments include BentoBox, Beyond Pricing, Drive Motors, Splitwise and Suiteness. Eric is also a board member at Imgix and Yieldbot and an advisor to several companies. Successful prior investments include Bitly (acq: Spectrum Equity), Braintree (acq: PYPL), Flipswap (acq: Hyla Mobile), Hyperpublic (acq: GRPN), Makerbot (acq: SSYS), TapCommerce (acq: TWTR), Singleplatform (acq: CTCT), and Venmo (acq: Braintree). He also sourced or led a number of other investments including Bark & Co., Collective Health, NerdWallet, Paperless Post, Sailthru, Viglink, and YipitData.
LUDWIG ENSTHALER – PARTNER, GLOBAL FOUNDERS CAPITAL
Ludwig Ensthaler serves as a partner at international venture fund Global Founders Capital. GFC is a globally oriented, stage agnostic venture fund which specializes in Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments. Empowering gifted entrepreneurs worldwide, their reach spans across the E-Commerce, Finance, Travel, Marketplaces, Advertising, Social Media, and software industries. Ludwig also holds a seat as a Board Member as Spot Hero, the leading parking reservation service. Ludwig received his master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, and his PHD from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
ERIC SCOTT – PARTNER, SCIFI VC
Eric Scott is an early stage investor and partner at SciFi VC. SciFi VC invests in early-stage companies whose defensibility is derived from hard technical feats, network effects, and complex highly regulated industries. SciFi began as the investment arm of Max Levchin’s startup studio, HVF. Eric is also a member of the Board of Directors for startup Kalo, formerly known as Lystable, and SolveBio. Prior to these experiences, Eric rose to be Head of Investment at HVF Labs and held an interim position as Vice President of Strategy for startup Glow, Inc. Eric also has experience starting his own startup, managing product roadmaps to success and has helped countless startups secure early-stage funding to take off.
BORIS SILVER – CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, FUNDERSCLUB
Prior to starting FundersClub, Boris Silver was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports, which was then acquired by Yahoo!). He was previously named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton and serves as an advisor to First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Risk Management Training Program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
All you need to do is tell us why you deserve to win. Yep, that’s it!
Upload a video and show us why your team needs to come together in San Francisco. We don’t care if your video is professionally made or just shot on your phone while on your way to work. In fact, keep the video as basic as possible – no editing, no scripting, and anywhere between 10 seconds to 1 minute.
During the community voting phase, ask everyone you know to vote for you. The more the votes, the better!
Phase 1: Application Submissions | Sep 7 – Oct 22, 2017 11:59 PM CDT
Create a video that shows why your startup deserves to win. Upload it to YouTube/Vimeo and submit the link using the ‘APPLY’ button below.
Phase 2 Voting | Oct 10 – Oct 22, 2017 11:59 PM CDT
Get your customers, your friends, your family (or random people you meet on the street) to vote for your video.