Have you ever wondered how to pronounce someone’s name? Or do people have difficulty pronouncing your name? If yes, then you must be familiar with 'those' awkward social and business introductions. Our mission is to eliminate awkward introductions and help people build better multi-cultural relationships.

The Company

The concept was pitched at Startup Weekend Portland in April 2011. It was identified as a small idea with the potential to positively impact a large number of people. After winning the Judges Award, the founder quit her job to pursue Audioname full time. Audioname is one of the Portland Seed Fund portfolio companies. It is being mentored by Nitin Khanna, CEO of Mergertech and supported by the thriving entrepreneur community in Portland. In October 2011, Audioname won the concept stage competition award at Bend Venture Conference.

Early adopters include professional service organizations (law firms, real estate firms, physician offices, HR recruiting firms) and globally distributed teams. Individuals with hard to pronounce names, absolutely love Audioname.

About the Founder

Sheetal Dube is an accomplished user experience consultant with more than fourteen years of experience in building consumer friendly applications. Having an Indian name and working with a number of multinationals across the world, Sheetal has personally experienced awkward moments that arise due to unfamiliar names. She participated in the pre startup incubator program Founder Labs by Women 2.0 in San Francisco (Feb '11). Her team was chosen as the judges favorite. Later she pitched Audioname and won Start-up Weekend Portland(April '11).

Sheetal was honored with the 2012 Orchid Award by Portland Business Journal for being a Women of Influence.

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Sheetal Dube



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