December 04, 2006 14:56 ET

STIRR Plays Santa to Silicon Valley Startups

Elegant Holiday Party in San Francisco Created for Small Startups Without the Budget to Do Their Own Big Holiday Shindig

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- STIRR, a team of dedicated professionals that is building a network of tech entrepreneurs, will host an elegant "big-company" holiday party for emerging companies and startups on Dec. 14th at the Exploratorium.

STIRR has teamed up with Gabriel Venture Partners and other top tier sponsors to create a startup holiday event to remember. STIRR's Winter Wonderland will feature a sumptuous catered dinner, incredible wine provided by Four Vines Winery, and great people, all in a space that has the world's largest collection of interactive science exhibits. The entire Exploratorium will be available for curious explorers throughout the evening as well.

"There's no reason to feel left out by not going to the big company holiday events," said Sanford Barr, Chief Stirrer and STIRR Co-Founder. "When I left Silicon Graphics to join my first startup, we couldn't afford to take the team to dinner during the holidays. This event is dedicated to making it possible for lots of small companies to have a terrific event to remember without worrying about huge costs or logistics."

With the help of Gabriel Venture Partners, as well as additional generous sponsors including WilmerHale and AboveNet, STIRR was able to bring the actual per person cost down from over $110 per ticket to $20. Since there are only 300 spots available, companies are encouraged to sign up quickly.

Gabriel Venture Partners will giveaway over $22,000 in fantastic prizes; some will be raffled, others will be contest prizes, and there will be also be goodie bags to keep at the end of the evening.

The STIRR Team is also seeking additional sponsors to push the party count to 500+.


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STIRR's goal is to catalyze entrepreneurship and build a support network of technology entrepreneurs that can help each other around the world. STIRR also hosts a number of regular events that help make things happen.

STIRR's Founder's Mixers are invite-only events that bring founding teams together with a blend of members from the tech community (stealth-mode folk, startup-savvy engineers, journalists, service providers and investors) to stand up, interact, socialize and swap thoughts/ideas. Each mixer also provides an opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to present ideas to their peer group, press and investors in their 60-second spot format.

STIRR's Founder's Table Dinners host up to 7 startup founders in a facilitated roundtable to discuss business challenges and forge relationships.

STIRR's Pitch Lab is designed for CEOs and other company founders who are gearing up to begin pitching venture capitalists or angel investors. The Pitch Lab provides a no-risk forum where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive candid feedback and advice.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lisa Christopher
    FutureWorks PR
    Email Contact
    408-428-0895 Ext. 106