Did you ever want to be a venture capitalist investing in a great startup company you think is a real winner?  We’ve all seen young companies we feel worthy of investment but most of us will never never get the chance to invest.  So here’s your chance!  At Synergy in Anaheim this week we’re bringing some of our enterprise focused Citrix Startup Accelerator companies that are solving today’s IT problems with tomorrow’s solutions.  So let’s have some fun and make you the investor.

This Thursday at 2pm, at session SYN212, I’m going to be doling out the cash for you to invest.  We’ll have three companies pitching and competing for (your) dollars.  While you may never be an investor for your day job, your opinion really does matters since every startup needs one thing even more than money, and that’s customers.  Your vote counts so this is your day to let everyone know who you think is the hot new startup with (my) money.  See you there Thursday!


Session Number: SYN212

Track: Cloud, Mobility

Date / Time: May 23, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Room: Anaheim Convention Center Room 304C


Michael Harries: Chief Technologist, Citrix Startup Accelerator, and Sr. Director, Citrix CTO Office

John McIntyre: Sr. Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator

Jeremiah Shackelford: Manager, Operations & Marketing, Citrix Startup Accelerator

Session Description:

The Citrix Startup Accelerator invests in and works with selected top early-stage companies that are solving today’s most pressing IT problems. Join this session to hear about these companies and why Citrix is working with them. We will also bring a little bit of Silicon Valley to Anaheim with a pitch event (shark tank style) for three fantastic enterprise startups.

In this session we cover:

  • Open Innovation and how the Citrix Startup Accelerator operates
  • Innovations in cloud transparency and simplicity
  • Innovations in virtualization