ParkMyCloud—the Automated On-Off Switch for AWS EC2 Instances— to Present at CONNECTpreneur

Top Washington, DC Tech Investor Event to Highlight Revolutionary Cloud Cost-Cutting Tool

Sterling, VA, December 8th, 2015 – ParkMyCloud, the only lightweight app that lets Amazon Web Services (AWS) users schedule on/off times for their idle, non-production cloud computing services, today announced announced that it has been selected to present at the company showcase of The 2015 Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum.

ParkMyCloud was founded on the premise that the cloud should be a true utility like power, water or gas. Imagine how much money you’d waste if you left all of the lights and appliances on when you’re not home. Hundreds of thousands of cloud users are in the exact same situation—wasting hundreds of millions of dollars paying for idle cloud computing services.

“Since we launched ParkMyCloud in September, we have been gratified by the support and interest from AWS users around the world.” said Jay Chapel, founder and CEO. “We’re pleased that CONNECTpreneur picked ParkMyCloud to show how we can help companies send hundreds of millions of dollars in reduced cloud computing costs straight to their bottom line.”

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a community of over 3500 business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, VCs and angels in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Each quarterly CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 350+ top founders, angels, CXOs, VCs, and business leaders for a morning breakfast event featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a showcase of 6-7 exciting companies.

Event Information

Title: ConnectPreneur Winter Forum

Date: DECEMBER 10, 2015


7:00 – 8:15 AM Registration/Networking

8:15 – 8:20 AM Welcome from S. Tien Wong, CEO of Tech 2000 and appnetic

8:25 – 9:15 AM Fireside Chat with John Kealey, CEO of Decision Lens

9:15 – 10:15 AM Company Showcase  – featuring ParkMyCloud

10:15 – 11:00 AM Panel: Hot Trends in Venture Capital and Early Stage Capital Funding


Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures; Chairman, Tandem NSI and FounderCorps


Dr. John Holaday, Angel Investor, Executive Chairman, ExoCyte; Chairman, Bioncor; Founder and ex-CEO, EntreMed

John Tullis, Managing Director, Tullis Health Investors

Mike Pratt, Managing Partner, Select Venture Partners, LLC

Nate Yohannes, Special Advisor, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

11:00 AM Networking

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a simple, single-purpose SaaS tool that enables users to automatically schedule on/off times for their idle cloud computing servers (also known as “parking”). Users save up to 60% on cloud server spend by paying only for the time they actually use to avoid wasted spending. Customers include McDonald’s, Sage Software, Neustar, Avid, Wolters Kluwer and Tristar Medical Group. For more information, visit

Our Take: AWS Cost Explorer improves Cost Visibility but not Cost Control

cost visibility but no control with aws cost explorerIn a recent TechTarget piece, author Beth Pariseau reviews the updates AWS has made to its Cost Explorer tool. She discusses the possibility that these new features may lay the groundwork for AWS to expand into their cost visibility ecosystem:

Amazon added features to its AWS Cost Explorer that appear incremental, but could lay the groundwork for significant updates that bring the free cost analysis tool toward feature parity with third-party offerings.


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