Vator Splash 2014

Win $30K in prizes; sit-down VC meetings : Vator Splash Oakland; apply before April 1

Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular inaugural two-day Splash event on May 6-7 at the historic Jack Landon Square in Oakland. The event will showcase 15 promising startups (raised no more than $2M), who will compete to win in front of an audience of some 1000 attendees in the high-tech space. The winner receives sit-down meetings with at least five VCs, including Javelin Venture Partners, DFJ and more to come, plus $30k worth of in-kind prizes from Rackspace, KPMG, Braintree, Apple, plus a bottle of wine, courtesy Bread & Butter, and a video of their three-minute presentation, and a lot more to come.

Past winners have raised $140-plus million in follow-on funding. Past winners include Thumbtack, Udemy, PokitDok, DogVacay, and more. Some investor judges on stage include Ben Ling (Khosla Ventures), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), Josh Stein (DFJ), Robert Scoble (Rackspace, blogger), Ali Partovi (angel), Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures), Rob Goldman (Facebook), Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital), Rick Moss/Wes Selke (Better Ventures), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures), Erik Moore (Base VC), and more to be announced.

To get on stage, you have to win an online competition and then a judges' competition. But it's free and it's worth a shot. In fact, startups get one 50% discount ticket per company to Splash Oakland on May 6-7, upon applying, as long as they meet the qualifications of having raised no more than $2 million, and under four years old. 

Register and get 15% off the registration fee, using the promo code “startupsocials15” Apply to the competition and register to the event here:

Hope to see you at Vator Splash Oakland #vatorsplashoakland!

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