Nudge Technology (“Nudge”) Launches on Stanford Campus – Advanced Beta Trials (Invite only iPhone App). Nudge Technology was the winner of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Start-ups Award for “Start-up of the Month.”
Nudge officially launched on Stanford campus yesterday, an advanced beta trial with an invite only iPhone app. Founder & CEO of Nudge, Stanford GSB graduate, Al-Hassan Hleileh, highlighted that the focus on the launch event was “to get closer to our users, listen to feedback, and quickly iterate on core features, in line with our go-to market strategy.” The launch event took place at CoHo Cafe, with a “bucket-list” competition, and “best Nudge award.” One Stanford user commented that it was “a great app,” and another added “I would frequently use it to place interesting and tailored activities in my calendar.”
Nudge recently won the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Start-ups “Start-up of the Month Award,” which was a great event on November 17th, with over 250 entrepreneurs and investors at Perkins Coie, in Palo Alto. 40 companies pitched to demo their product, 10 of which were selected based on the criteria of idea, vision, product, traction and market. The demos impressed attending entrepreneurs and investors, with the judging panel echoing the sentiment that they were impressed by the quality of entrepreneurs and start-ups. Nudge had a resonating focus to it; Nudge’s one liner “helps you do what you really want to be doing” by giving you contextual recommendations to enrich your life – impressed both the audience and the panel. Neil Weintraut, Partner at Cloud Ventures commented “not only is it a great idea but we see it having tested a product, with a great design, and becoming a successful company.” Al-Hassan Hleileh, Founder & CEO of Nudge, a Stanford GSB Graduate emphasized “keeping the users at heart and always looking to the customers’ interest”, and “building a community.” One of the judges that gave Nudge top marks commented that Nudge has a simple, powerful and aesthetic design, a vision to scale positive experiences for users, and building a simple interface for collaboration. Nudge has launched an invite only iPhone app release on Stanford campus, with sign-ups on www.wenudgeyou.com.
The creativity and focus behind the company set it apart, and this was underscored by Nudge winning the “Best Start-up November 2012” Award. The President of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Start-ups, David Cao explained that the ultimate aim of the event was an investor demo and committed to this end that fund raising for Nudge Technology will be closed soon.
About Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
SVE is an independent organization with over 8000 members, headquartered in MountainView, with the mission to support the entrepreneurial community in Silicon Valley.
About Nudge Technology Inc.
Nudge Technology Inc is an early stage life-style and technology company based in Palo Alto, California.