Dell’s first Pitch Slam takes place Thursday afternoon at Dell World in downtown Austin.
Dell chose six companies from regional pitch events and a final company via an online pitch contest to pitch their businesses to Michael Dell, Shark Tank’s Daymond John and the UN Foundation’s Resident Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore.
The event is being livestreamed by Dell starting at 2 p.m. Central time.
The companies include:
Guavus, won Dell’s online contest for the final spot in the contest. It is a Silicon Valley-based big data analytics company.
Neverware based in New York, creates a box loaded with special software that connect to a school’s network to allow old computers to run the latest applications. It is in 100 schools in the New York area right now.
Nebula, based in Silicon Valley, creates cloud computing solutions that allow companies to “easily, securely and inexpensively deploy scale-out private cloud computing infrastructures from racks of industry‐standard servers.”
SimpleRelevance, based in Chicago, has created social media software for companies that can distinguish sentiment in online posts.
ihiji, based in Austin, offers a “zero maintenance cloud-based remote network management solution for IT professionals and technology integrators.”
Bottlenose, based in Los Angeles, has created social media monitoring software for companies.
Fantoo based in London, has developed “software that turns mundane, cluttered inboxes into an interactive, pleasant environment.”