Re: 10 days to go: An opportunity to bag $500,000 Seed Funding for your Startup
cynthiaken Posted May 1, 2012 2:29 AM
An important update: deadline extended by a week due to the high number of requests for late submission. Companies that are interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 should send an Executive Summary of no more than 2 pages to Launchsv@svforum.org by Friday, May 4th.
Also, Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 will have a great roster of panels & speakers in addition to the 30 presenting companies, including:
Steve Blank the first 50 people who register will receive a free copy of his new book The Startup Owners Manual which he has offered to sign at the event!
Vinod Khosla to be interviewed by Emily Chang, anchor of the Bloomberg West technology TV show
Ray Rothrock incoming Chair of the National Venture Capital Association, to be interviewed on the JOBS act and the IPO-OnRamp by the Mercury Newss Chris OBrien
The Changing Face of Venture Capital Jeff Clavier, who has grown from angel, to Super-Angel, now VC fund manager; Tim Connor, who was GP at a large fund, & who left to start his own smaller fund; Pete Sonsini of NEA, one of the largest funds in Silicon Valley, with over $11B in committed capital
Where are they now? the founders of Launch: Silicon Valley alumni Smaato, Steelhouse & Zuora on whats happened since they launched at Launch: Silicon Valley in earlier years?
Co-presented by SVForum, Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, Launch: Silicon Valley is a product launch platform for cash strapped startups. L:SV is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy. L:SV2012 is particularly interested in receiving applications regarding products in the following areas- Artificial Intelligence/Robotics, Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Computer visual & audio recognition & response, Data Analytics/Business Intelligence, EduTech, Health-IT, and Next Generation Collaboration.
L:SV2012 will feature new companies that are ready for launch, but are not yet well known. These are companies that have a product or service available (as of June 5, 2012), but have not been out in the marketplace for more than a few months. Up to 30 of the most interesting companies will be invited to leverage Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 as the springboard to launch their product or service, and to network with the audience of Silicon Valleys top movers and shakers at the Pre-L:SV Event Party on the evening of June 4, as well as at the event itself on June 5.