*** This is an outside event. Not hosted by SFRails ***
This looks like a great event plus the producers have offered #SFRails 25 free passes for us to pass out to members. RSVP to this page and we'll draw them from the list.
The 6th annual LAUNCH Festival (http://festival.launch.co/) is coming to San Francisco from March 4th - 6th.
It's an opportunity to be apart of the largest live audience in technology and watch the next Dropbox, Yammer or Mint launch on stage. Also an opportunity to learn about building great startups.
There are 2 opportunities to get a free pass:
1) The producers have provided #SFRails with 25 FREE tickets. We will be raffling 20 tickets off on Fri, Feb 15th to people who RVSP to this page. The remaining 5 will be handed out at the SFRails meetup (http://www.meetup.com/SFRails/events/88552662/) on Feb 21st.
2) You can also apply for a FREE builder ticket at the LAUNCH Festival site (by Feb 15th): http://festival.launch.co/builder.htm (http://festival.launch.co/builder.html)
Some Details on the Event
LAUNCH Festival Main Stage (sponsored by MailChimp)
40 companies launch (1.0 track) or launch new products (2.0 track) and compete for titles including Best Design, Best Technology, and Best Overall.
5,000+ attendees and 3,000 people in the audience making it the "largest live audience in technology."
They are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. They will notify companies as they are selected. The final deadline to apply is February 1st.
Launch 1.0 This competition is for completely new companies that have never had any press, public demos and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta.
Launch 2.0 This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products such as an iPhone app or significant new versions of an existing product. For example, Path 2.0 would qualify as a "significant new version" of an existing project.
Launch Alpha This brand new competition is for the best LAUNCH Hackathon project of the five that make the main stage.
Bing Demo Pit This competition is for existing companies that have already launched. A selection of companies from this group will be chosen by the Grand Jury to present on stage.
See details here (http://festival.launch.co/index.html).
RSVP on this page and we'll pick from the list on 2/15.
Winners will sent ticket codes via email.