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SVOD Winter 2013

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December is not only about Christmas and Nutcraker, it is also about SVOD!

SVOD is a leading conference for cool startups, successful entrepreneurs, angel investors and top venture capitalists from all over the world, held in the heart of the warm and sunny Silicon Valley – the center of it all!

Since its inception in 2005, SVOD hosts an eclectic mix of the most creative, forward-thinking, and insightful people in the entrepreneurial and investment world as speakers and investor judges of SVOD startup DEMO. From founders to CEOs, from industry legends to brand young entrepreneurs, SVOD brings together the people who are shaping our lives today and influencing our future.

This year SVOD Conference theme is Nutcracker and Christmas with Santa!
SVOD Winter’13: Meet successful start-up founders and learn from them how to raise funding, work with angels and VCs, and launch a product! Learn about the latest developments in your industry. Hear them talk about what’s important in building your business in the Valley, how to deal with “hard nuts”, come up with pivots and new “fighting” business strategies.
The Land of Snow Startup DEMO: Apply to become one of the 25 cool pre-selected companies, receive training and present in front of the audience of angels and venture capitalists (total of 60+ with the ratio of 2-to-1 entrepreneur-to-investor). The coach will help polish your story, define your strategies, discuss financial goals, and other important issues for the presentation.
Sugar Plum Fairy Game or Business Model Canvas Evaluation for the DEMO startups where each attendee gets an opportunity to be “in the shoes of an investor, evaluating a company”. Compare your approach with the approach of the best Silicon Valley angels and venture capitalists.

The Dreams Land or Social Startups: We introduce a social startup panel with several social startup pitches participating in SVOD DEMO. A social startup is a company that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being.
Pleasing the Santa - SVOD Conference is going GREEN: Save the forest! Go online and sign up for Bizzabo at Find SVOD Winter'13 to follow the agenda, and connect with your fellow attendees to start networking BEFORE the conference to increase your footprint AT the conference!

The Land of Sweets or SVOD’s Exciting New Programs:
- SVOD Alums Get Free Passes to SVOD Winter'13! All startups that ever presented at SVOD have one free pass to the conference and another one for the 50% price.
- Santa’s “Pay-It-Forward Program” provides a tool for successful startups to cover the fees for the qualifying pre-funding young startups to participate in the SVOD Demo.
- Santa’s Presents! – a bunch of new exciting business games and programs with prizes at the end. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate, compete, and win your prize!

SVOD VIP Workshop for Early Stage Investors intends to dive into the best practices and rules of engagement in the Silicon Valley, provide opportunities to build partnerships, as well as DEMO seed/Series A stage US startups. Please see details of the program HERE!

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