Vator has celebrated entrepreneurship once again by bringing together around 400 founders, investors and other tech stars under one roof at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Vator hosted its first Splash of 2011 on February 4th.
Ten Splash finalists pitched to the VC panel, which included David Thacker from Greylock, Dara Bazzano of KPMG, Saad Khan of CMEA, Jed Katz of Javelin, Jay Jamison from Blue Run, Tim Chang of Norwest, and Raj Kapoor of Mayfield.
LaborVoices, won the popular vote at the event. The company earned itself a professional video of their presentation, a one-hour sit-down meeting with Javelin Venture Partners, a free demo table spot at the next Vator Splash, the opportunity to be an online judge for the next Splash event, and a $500 HP Notebook Projector, courtesy HP Startup Ecosystem Programs.
LaborVoices is a for-profit company with a social mission: ending labor abuses by enforcing labor market transparency. LaborVoices (LV) uses pervasive mobile technology to draw information from workers on abusive or deceitful employers and encourages employer responsibility for providing safe work environments.
LaborVoices describes itself as “a cross between Yelp and Ask.com,” letting users ask questions over the phone about employers. Answers are returned (anonymously) from workers currently employed there.