October 14th, 2011

Bend Venture Conference likes the sound of Audioname


Bend Venture Conference likes the sound of Audioname

While a whole new crop of startups are currently being pitched and formed at the latest version of Startup Weekend Portland, the winning company from the last Startup Weekend just managed to wow a crowd of investors in Bend—and land a bit more capital.

Audioname—founded during the last Startup Weekend Portland in April 2011—was among those competing at the Bend Venture Conference, this week.

And just like Startup Weekend, they managed to walk away with another win. Netting $10,000 as the winning concept stage company.

This year, we’re adding a second category for Concept Stage companies, recognizing that some startups are in the preliminary stages and need help honing their concept. The Concept award winner receives a $5 to $10K grant—instrumental in stepping up to the next level.

What’s AudioName do? They make your first conversation with someone you don’t know much less awkward. You see, there’s a huge chunk of the population whose names are mispronounced on a regular basis. AudioName helps prevent that.

Audioname.com is a web application to record your name and share it with your contacts through email and social networks. It is an easy way to help people pronounce your name correctly, enrich your online identity and make youself more approachable by bridging cultural differences.

For more information or to record your own Audioname, visit Audioname. For more on the competition, visit Bend Venture Conference

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5 Responses to “Bend Venture Conference likes the sound of Audioname”

  1. Jmartens says:

    Portland Startup Weekend companies are doing great things!

  2. Sheetal Dube says:

    Rick – You are so thoughtful. Thanks for being the first to tweet and announce the Audioname win.

  3. [...] For more information or to record your own Audioname, visit Audioname. For more on the competition, visit Bend Venture Conference Tweet [...]

  4. Jim says:

    They say first impressions are what 90% of our feelings toward someone are based on, so this sounds like a killer idea!

  5. [...] the pronunciation of a name.  On her way, she’s been validated at every stage, most recently winning her Concept-Level startup group and an additional $10k at the Bend Venture Conference at Bend, Oregon earlier this [...]


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