Calling all interested Startups!
Here are opportunities to showcase your company, mingle with your peers and learn from experts.
Submit your company for Launch Pad at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco for a 5-min demo opportunity on the main stage. Launch Pad is like American Idol for startups – get real time feedback from expert judges and the audience. A ‘People’s Choice Winner’ will be announced using a real-time SMS system and winners get featured in our Launch Pad press release. All main stage programs are recorded and shared via our Blip.tv network.
Startups do not have to be looking for funding we do expect you to share a new and exciting product, service or company launch.
DEADLINE: Submissions via this form must be in before Tuesday, February 17.
Launch Pad will take place on Thursday, April 2 from 1:15 – 2:15pm in the Keynote room of Moscone West. Startups who are not selected to present will be eligible for a 30% discount on conference packages.
PITCH 2009: Napkin startup competition for early stage ventures
Do you have the world’s next big idea? Here’s your chance to PITCH. Women 2.0′s third-annual Startup Competition will provide your alpha, beta, or prototype-stage startup with exposure to early stage investors. The judging panel includes investors and experienced startup executives who will provide valuable written feedback on your business.
HUNDREDS of submissions will receive valuable feedback from the judging panel of investors and experienced startup executives. FIVE startups will be chosen to pitch live on Pitch Night: May 7th, 2009. ONE winning startup gets a meeting with legendary investor Michael Moritz from Sequoia Capital in addition to free office space, legal services, marketing support, PR support, and more – everything you need to win with your new idea.
How to submit: See details on the PITCH 2009 web page for details on the 3-step submissions process.
Submissions deadline: April 10, 2009 (firm deadline)
At least ONE of the founding members needs to be female to qualify. Submissions are accepted GLOBALLY but if selected finalists must be present on May 7th in San Francisco.
Showcase Your Company in Web 2.0 Expo’s Long Tail Pavilion
The Long Tail Pavilion at Web 2.0 Expo is a dedicated area on the Expo floor, providing an entry level, low-cost, high visibility option for startups to connect with customers and communities. If your marketing strategy relies heavily on word of mouth, this is your opportunity to meet with the entire Web 2.0 ecosystem, including press, analysts and VCs.
For more information and pricing details please see this link or reach out to Kelly Stewart via kstewart[at]techweb.com.
Funding & Pitching Event (London)
Wednesday February 25, 2009 6.30pm – 9.30pm
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of businesswomen setting up their own internet companies and obtaining prominent positions in the internet industry. This Funding & Pitching event will focus on the financial side of setting up and growing an online business, business models, and preparing and pitching your business for financing.
The event will offer an overview of the financial aspects of internet companies led, founded and funded by businesswomen. This will include presentations on:
- financial data regarding female leadership in internet businesses, specifically internet entrepreneurs, executives and VCs
- starting and growing a business, preparing for financing, and getting funding
- what it takes for getting your story, business plan and presentation right before you go out to seeking finance
- the various manners of financing for companies, including seed capital, VC capital, debt financing
And there will also be a wealth of opportunities for discussion, to put your questions to the speakers and to network and with like-minded individuals.
Click here for registration details. This event is presented by