Champagne flowed at the beautiful, historic Fairmont Hotel last Friday as part of CancerHacks second annual Mr/Ms Silicon Valley competition that put the Bay Area’s youngest and finest entrepreneurs in the hot-seat to raise funds as well as present their greatest game-changing ideas to local Silicon Valley celebrities. Trendy Lime’s very own Liana Burtsava was nominated for the Mr/Ms Silicon Valley. With the help of the Trendy Lime network, Liana was able to raise $3,500 for the event. She is incredibly honored to have been nominated and to have the opportunity to raise money on behalf of CancerHack and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and wants to thank all those Limes out there who supported her in her bid for Ms. Silicon Valley.
The winner of the coveted award of Mr. Silicon Valley went to serial entrepreneur Abtin Rostamian. Abtin raised the most funds of the contestants as well as for his idea for his new startup that will change the landscape for local transportation and help you get around more affordably and comfortably. Abtin wowed a panel of judges including some Silicon Valley “celebrities” from institutions such as Andreesen and Horowitzh, Clearstone, and Stanford executives including Vish Mishra, Connie Chan, and Dr. James Doty.
Our own Liana Burtsava didn’t fail to impress the eminent judges with the announcement about “Events in a Box” a new service concept that will be offered by Trendy Lime and that will change the landscape of event planning by automating many of the moving parts and vendor relationships that are so crucial for event planning. Liana is looking to incorporate technology into a traditionally service oriented industry of event planning.
The Mr / Ms Silicon Valley event required a lot of preparation and fundraising, and was a great final event for HackCancer campaign with several hundred well dressed people in attendance. Mr/Ms Silicon Valley was one of many events organized this year by Anjou Ahlborn and the HackCancer team. The HackCancer raised over $233,000 for LLS, and the competitors of the Mr/Ms Silicon Valley Competition raised more money than ever before.