Vator Splash II will be held on the evening of May 13, 2010 at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco and will showcase 10 up-and-coming startups across the high tech industry.The top 10 companies have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation onstage, and get a professionally-produced video of the presentation. YourStory is the blogger partner for this event.Attendees include Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh (sold Zappos to Amazon for $ 1bln), serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal (founder of ClickAgents, Blue Lithium and gWallet - sold $340 million worth of companies before the age of 25), Founders Fund VC Dave McClure, August Capital VC Howard Hartenbaum, Mayfield VC Raj Kappor and many more. Once again, Robert Scoble will be on hand to emcee the presentations. About 400 people, consisting of industry peers, investors and media are expected to attend.
CEOs and/or founders of 10 companies, chosen by their peers and vetted by judges, will have the opportunity to present onstage and give a three-minute pitch in front of some 400 business professionals, comprising of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media.
Submit an early-stage company to pitch below:
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When: May 13, 2010
Time: 4:30 pm to 12 midnight
Where: Cafe du Nord, San Francisco
Vator, a leading platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to broadcast themselves, and a provider of news and information through VatorNews, is looking to recognize and film promising startups across technology, including digital media, social media, consumer Internet, software, SaaS, iPhone apps, mobile, etc.
What you win:
The top 10 companies have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation onstage, and get a professionally-produced video of the presentation. The audience at the Vator Splash event will then cast their vote for their favorite out of the 10. The winner will then present again onstage in a segment called Splash Box - an American-Idol-styled segment with four investors as panelists.
Time frame: March 2 to May 6, 2010 at 11:59 PST.
Who should apply? Entrepreneurs with seed to early-stage startups across technology. This means you can launch at the event. Or you can be a company that's received no more than an A round and is no more than three years old. Those who've already made the stage at a prior Splash event will not be allowed to present again.
What should you submit? Submissions are in the form of a Vator company profile. We encourage video as it gives us a better sense of who’s behind the company. But you don’t need one. If you win, we’ll take one of you on stage.
How do you submit?
Already on Vator?
Just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.
Not yet on Vator?
It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company. The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed. Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.
How to win?
Get out the vote on Vator! More votes on Vator will drive up your chances of winning. The popular vote on Vator will have a significant weighting and as such will be a significant part of the judging process.
The popular vote will whittle the competition field down to the top 15 to 20 vote-getters. The judges will then rate the top 15 to 20. Their input will account for 50% of the vote. The judges will take points away if a company does not provide enough information for them to rate. The popular vote will account for 50% of the vote, with each contestant's vote weighted against the leading vote-getter.
To win a free ticket!
-- Participants with more than 100 popular votes get one free ticket to the event and after-party.
-- Anyone who votes will be entered into a lottery to win a free ticket. Vator will give five tickets away to voters.