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Media SharkTank – 2017

Media SharkTank – Test Your Media Pitch In the Deep End

Pitch your story to the top broadcast and business press at the Annual Media SharkTank Charitable Event. SharkTank, now in its seventh year, allows Bay Area executives to “test” their business pitch with top members of the print, online and broadcast media. On Thursday evening October 12th, you can deliver that three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their expert opinion.


Media SharkTank 2017 has been completed
2017 version of Media SharkTank has been completed. For an impression and our social media impression of the event please click here


Event Date, Time and Location:

When: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Event Impression Video:
See the video for a quick impression and testimonials from participants…Here


The 2017 Judge Panelists:
See the currently confirmed panelist “Sharks” for Media SharkTank 2017…Here


There are two ways to participate in the 2017 event:

1. Pitch the Media SharkTank:

Participating companies are asked to donate only $1,995 for the opportunity to interact with the media, in this educational format by participating in the SharkTank media pitch. By making this donation, the executive spokesperson will present to four of our elite judges and may even have the opportunity to catch a story of their own. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.

2. Attend the Media SharkTank Reception:

You can also attend the networking reception with the elite broadcast and business press who panel the Media SharkTank. Network with the media panelists and B2B tech executives while enjoying a cocktail reception and hors d’ oeuvres by making a $595 donation to the San Francisco BayKeeper. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.


Event Registration Form:

This event is now past, please contact us at: info@10fold.com for an opportunity to pitch the Media Sharks next year


About Media SharkTank:

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 – Google Maps

CEOs or executive spokespersons will deliver a private, three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their honest and expert opinion. Get the inside scoop like never before and learn exactly what you need to do to make it in the headlines!

Participation allows company leaders to hone their elevator and business press pitches along with their presentation skills to be more successful in the future. Companies are not guaranteed media coverage as a result of participation, though if your pitch wows our panel of media Sharks you may catch a story as past participants have.

People’s Choice Award
At the end of the evening two pitch finalists, as determined by the media, will deliver their “1 minute elevator pitch” to the full reception audience. The audience will vote and determine which participant is going home with the MST2017 People’s Choice Award!

 

Media SharkTank 2016 – Panelists

Confirmed Panelists As Per September 13, 2016

Hannah Kuchler - FT Hannah Kuchler is San Francisco correspondent for the Financial Times, covering Silicon Valley and technology companies including Twitter, Yahoo and Facebook. She focuses on social media and cyber security. She was previously a London-based UK news reporter for the FT, covering British politics and general UK news. Prior to this, she worked on the FT’s newsdesk, as Asia correspondent for FT Tilt in Hong Kong, and covered US markets in New York. Before joining the FT in 2009, Kuchler was the editor of The Oxford Student and won the Guardian’s Student Reporter of the Year award in 2008.
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Heather Somerville - Reuters Heather Somerville is a technology reporter covering startups and the venture capital industry for Reuters in San Francisco. Previously a staff writer for the San Jose Mercury News and the Fresno Bee, she has worked for daily and weekly newspapers and online news sites across the country, covering national security, politics, education, the environment and immigration. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, McClatchy DC, The Huffington Post/AOL, The Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Center for Investigative Reporting and others. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including the California Health Journalism Fellowship, the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative and the Berlin Capital Journalism Fulbright.
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Annie Gaus - San Francisco Business Times - 10Fold MST2016Annie Gaus is a Tech Reporter covering the San Francisco tech industry and Silicon Valley for San Francisco Business Times. She says “I focus on tech companies in the San Francisco area, so I look for major funding news, significant hiring/personnel changes, startups to watch, venture capital, and data and analysis concerning major trends in investment and tech. Local focus so SF based companies are always most pertinent.” As far as what catches her attention she says “Exclusives on significant SF companies, offers of useful sources, pitches that prominently highlight relevant trends in the tech industry.”
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Connie Guglielmo - CNET News - 10Fold MST2016Connie Guglielmo is editor in chief of CNET News and is responsible for overseeing a global team that covers breaking stories and also delivers analyses and features. She’s a veteran tech reporter and editor who has worked in and around Silicon Valley for MacWeek, Wired, Upside, Interactive Week, Bloomberg News and Forbes.

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Harriet Taylor - CNBC - 10Fold MST2016Harriet Taylor is an experienced multimedia journalist and CNBC Tech Reporter with strong editorial judgment, managerial and technical skills. I have created compelling stories from an iceberg in Antarctica and the boardrooms of Silicon Valley. My current focus is the business of technology. Former positions include Bloomberg LP and FOX News Channel.

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Larry Magid - CBS / ForbesLarry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He is CEO and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org and an on-air technology analyst for CBS News. His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He writes a syndicated column for the San Jose Mercury News and blogs for The Guardian, Forbes and Huffington Post.
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Kym McNicholas - CBS Tech2/KDOWKym McNicholas is an Emmy award-winning anchor, reporter, producer and entrepreneur with 17 years of on-camera experience on national television and online. She hosts a weekly radio show, “NewFocus on Innovation” where she interviews leaders who help bring technology innovation to the masses. Along with her weekly radio show, Kym is also the executive director of the Extreme Tech Challenge which is becoming the world’s largest consumer electronics show.
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d.tweney - venturebeat Dylan Tweney is the founder and president of Tweney Media. The former editor-in-chief of VentureBeat, he is also a former Wired editor and an award-winning tech journalist. At VentureBeat, he managed a global news team of more than a dozen staff journalists and many freelancers from 2011-2015. During that period, the editorial staff doubled, while the site’s audience more than quadrupled, from 1.5 million to 6.5 million monthly visitors. He continues to publish occasional pieces on VentureBeat and on LinkedIn, where he is followed by almost 300,000 people. Previously, he led Wired’s publication’s gadget and business blogs to record growth. Prior to that, he worked at three different content startups and wrote widely read columns for national magazines Business 2.0 and InfoWorld.
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Wayne_FreedmanWayne Freedman is a feature reporter for KGO-TV; the ABC owned television station in San Francisco, California. Freedman showed an interest in reporting at an early age, and became published with a regular column in a Los Angeles newspaper at the age of fourteen. He worked as an apprentice at KABC-TV while earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his academic career studying journalism at the University of Missouri’s prestigious program earning a master’s degree in 1978. By 1989, he had risen to creating feature stories for a nationwide audience for CBS News. In 1991, he began his tenure at KGO-TV and has covered a number of notorious stories nationally for ABC News, including the 1994 Northridge earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.
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Salvador Rodriguez - Inc. - 10Fold MST2016 Salvador Rodriguez is a tech reporter for the San Francisco Bureau of Inc. He covers a multitude of topics and companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Google and Facebook as well as virtual reality, tech diversity and much more. Rodriguez has previously covered the tech industry for the International Business Times and the Los Angeles Times, and he has contributed pieces to Vice, Digital Trends and the Federal Times, among others. A trilingual journalist, Rodriguez was born in Mexico, grew up in Texas and received his journalism training at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. There, he earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and completed a specialization in business reporting.
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Mark Albertson - CBS - Blasting News - 10Fold MST2016Mark Albertson is an experienced Silicon Valley journalist whose stories have been regularly published for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS News. His coverage of the technology industry made him the Examiner’s top-ranked tech reporter for 2016 in 244 markets across the United States.
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Media SharkTank – 2016

Media SharkTank – Test Your Media Pitch In the Deep End

10Fold Media SharkTankPitch your story to the top broadcast and business press at the Annual Media SharkTank Charitable Event. SharkTank, now in its sixth year, allows Bay Area executives to “test” their business pitch with top members of the print, online and broadcast media. On Thursday evening October 13th, you can deliver that three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their expert opinion.


Event Date, Time and Location:

When:     October 13th, 2016
Time:      6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where:    Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Event Impression Video:
See the video for a quick impression and testimonials from last years participants…Here


The 2016 Judge Panelists:
See the confirmed panelist “Sharks” for Media SharkTank 2016…Here


There are two ways to participate in the 2016 event:

1. Pitch the Media SharkTank:

Participating companies are asked to donate only $1,800 for the opportunity to interact with the media, in this educational format by participating in the SharkTank media pitch. By making this donation, the executive spokesperson will present to four of our elite judges and may even have the opportunity to catch a story of their own. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.

2. Attend the Media SharkTank Reception:

You can also attend the networking reception with the elite broadcast and business press who panel the Media SharkTank. Network with the media panelists and B2B tech executives while enjoying a cocktail reception and hors d’ oeuvres by making a $500 donation to the San Francisco BayKeeper. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.


Event Registration Form:


About Media SharkTank:

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 – Google Maps

CEOs or executive spokespersons will deliver a private, three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their honest and expert opinion. Get the inside scoop like never before and learn exactly what you need to do to make it in the headlines!

Participation allows company leaders to hone their elevator and business press pitches along with their presentation skills to be more successful in the future. Companies are not guaranteed media coverage as a result of participation, though if your pitch wows our panel of media Sharks you may catch a story as past participants have.

People’s Choice Award
At the end of the evening two pitch finalists, as determined by the media, will deliver their “1 minute elevator pitch” to the full reception audience. The audience will vote and determine which participant is going home with the MST2016 People’s Choice Award!