Posted by Tom Foremski - October 4, 2012
More than 700 people turned up for Silicon Valley Voice charity event at The Fillmore venue in San Francisco Wednesday evening. The goal was to raise money for several childrens' charities Bay Kids Bay Area, Make A Wish, and Little Kids Rock, and also to have some fun.
The band Coverflow composed of Facebook execs, VCs and entrepreneurs (Ethan Beard, Tim Chang, Prashant Fuloria, Philip Kaplan, Raj Kapoor, and Kristian Segerstrale) kicked off the evening (above) with some high spirited covers of well known songs.
Then several contestants competed against each over in an X Factor type format judged by a panel of four (above), Dave McClure, Alison Murdock, David Hornick, Steve Jang. The audience also voted via their smartphones and Twitter hashtags.
Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group sponsored the event which was free to people in the tech industry and included an open bar for beer and wine and food.
Sara Oliver (above) won the audience favorite prize of $3,000 for her charity with an Adele cover, and judges awarded Andy Barton the prize for best stage performance.
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