Strengthen Your Slide Deck! TIBCO offers XTC Applicants A FREE Data Analytics Tool.

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The Extreme Tech Challenge is built on the premise of helping entrepreneurs lower the friction to scale, not just for those who reach the top 10, but for all applicants who take the time to apply. So, today I am excited to announce another XTC partner that is going to help in our plight.

TIBCO is giving ALL applicants a 3-month license to TIBCO Spotfire to help them to create the most amazing slide deck presentation to submit for the

TIBCO Spotfire for desktop is an analytics and business intelligence platform. It allows users to perform in-depth analysis on their data through the use of predictive and complex statistics. It really makes it easy to visualize a large amount of data in just about any type of graph – a bar graphic, pie chart, tree map, heat map, or even a scatter plot chart, and more.

TIBCO Spotfire allows users to easily connect to a database, pull in a subset of data, and then quickly create visualizations to help them make more informed decisions. It can take just about any data, whether it’s from Salesforce, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Twitter — anything with an API or that that can be exported or the software can pull data from, and it turns that information into easy-to-read graphs and charts. No coding required! Users hardly have to be tech savvy at all to create the most amazing visual demonstrations of their success thus far.

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The reason I asked TIBCO to offer applicants a FREE 3-month license is because the XTC judges want to see the data. Not only are they going to be analyzing the working product demo but also proven product/market fit. Applicants must show the judges, not just tell them, that they’re bringing tremendous value to market and are poised and ready to scale. They want to see a demonstration of how entrepreneurs have used data to make strategic business decisions. And the judges aren’t going to have access to spreadsheets. Even if they did, I guarantee they wouldn’t have the time or energy to read all of them. TIBCO Spotfire will allow applicants to quickly create charts and graphs, then export them into their PowerPoint presentations. If they make the Top 10 or even Top 3, the finalists can even do their presentations straight through Spotfire to allow them to respond to the judges inquiries for deeper analytics real-time.

TIBCO Spotfire allows anyone a 1-month free trial HERE. But Tuesday morning at 10am PT, everyone who has started an application by that point will receive a 3-month license for TIBCO Spotfire directly in their email. So watch for it!

Enter the now to strengthen your slide deck with amazing analytics that will set you apart from the competition!

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Remember, September 30, 2014 is the deadline to submit your completed application.

 Email me at if you have any questions.

 ~ Kym McNicholas

Executive Director






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