BidMyAtoZ.com Announced as Finalist in SDVG PitchFest 2008
November 13, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsSAN DIEGO, Calif. - BidMyAtoZ.com, an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of services on a platform that provides instant bidding, real-time online scheduling and tools for ongoing relationship management, has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 San Diego Venture Group PitchFest competition.
BidMyAtoZ.com is able to do for services what eBay for physical goods by connecting buyers and sellers in a friction-free transaction marketplace. The internet made it easier for buyers of services to complete the first step of finding and evaluating service providers but thereafter it was back to the phones or email to get prices and schedule appointments. BidMyAtoZ.com condenses the process that typically takes hours and sometimes even days into a 5-7 minute online transaction.
For service providers, the value proposition is equally strong with access to a performance based marketing channel and a full set of tools to manage their schedules, pricing, payments and customer relationships all online. BidMyAtoZ goes beyond existing lead generation, classified and review sites by adding the transactability together with relationship management tools.
BidMyAtoZ.com launched it's first service, BidMyCleaning.com (http://www.bidmycleaning.com) in April 2008. Now when you need to find house cleaning services like maid service, window cleaning and carpet cleaning, you can just go online and evaluate pre-qualified service providers, get real-time bids, schedule current and future appointments and arrange to pay the provider in a single, 100% web transaction.
BidMyAtoZ has identified over 35 additional service categories for future expansion.
BidMyAtoZ is one of three finalists selected to present at the final round on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. An audience of approximately 350 is expected and based on a ballot vote from the audience, the SDVG will present the winner with a $20,000 check.
'PitchFest is an opportunity for young companies in Southern California to present their business plan to leading venture investors, fellow entrepreneurs and business advisers,' said Peter Shaw, PitchFest committee chairman and principal for Shaw Management Advisors Int'l LLC.
Raymond Aker, CEO of BidMyAtoZ.com, who delivered the 10 minute pitch, said "We are thrilled to make it through to the final round and to have already had the opportunity to meet and network with so many business and venture experts. We have received invaluable feedback and insights from experienced people we respect greatly." He went on to add, "We are looking forward to doing our final pitch on 3rd December and will do our best to WOW the crowd!"
BidMyAtoZ.com – Service Made Simple (TM)
BidMyAtoZ.com is a transaction marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of services and provides the online relationship management tools to facilitate their continued relationship. The first service, BidMyCleaning.com, provides instant bids, real-time online scheduling and secure online payments for house cleaning services including maid service, window cleaning and carpet cleaning.
About the SDVG
Founded in 1986, the SDVG is a non-profit organization bringing together people in San Diego who are interested in new enterprise and the process of creating it. The organization's mission is to provide a networking forum for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and advisors. The SDVG is comprised of professionals with bright ideas to share and the practical skills required to implement these ideas. For more information, visit www.sdvg.org.