On Friday I attended Blackbox Connect Fall 2014 Demo Day in Palo Alto. Demo Day is the conclusion of a 2-week accelerator program where 16 startups from all over the world converge in Silicon Valley for an opportunity to live, collaborate and immerse themselves in workshops and networking with investors and experts.
Remoteinterview.io’s two team members, Munir Usman (Co Founder and CEO) and Asad Memon (Co Founder and CTO), represented Pakistan at the Blackbox Connect Fall 2014.
Remoteinterview.io allows tech employers to test the coding skills of a job applicant in real time. It has some 200 customers using the platform including Twitter. Here’s the entire pitch:
This was my second visit to Blackbox Connect Demo Day, first one was this summer. The venue was better than last time and a lot more people were in attendance. What really struck me this time around was the quality and diversity of startups. A smartphone startup making phones for blind people (UK), a startup treating tinnitus with sound therapy to alleviate ringing in the ears (Ireland), a startup creating touch environments for children with autism to learn necessary skills (Palestine), and a startup helping kids with learning disabilities improve their reading and spelling skills (Australia). Not only that, almost half of all startups had women CEOs.
Blackbox with its partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs is turning out to be a catalyst for startups looking to break into Silicon Valley. The event was well executed and provides many opportunities to investors, advisors and future entrepreneurs to learn about international startups and amazing things they work on. Thank you Fadi Bashara and team Blackbox on making all the magic happen.