|From:||Jeanine (Swatton) J.|
|Sent on:||Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:48 PM|
In its 7th year, Launch: Silicon Valley is now firmly established as the premier product launch platform for cash strapped startups . The event, co-presented by SVForum, Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, provides the next generation of emerging technology companies with the opportunity to pitch their products to, and network with, an audience of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, Angels, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners, bloggers and media.
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 [address removed] by latest Friday April 27, 2012
Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 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. We are particularly interested in receiving applications regarding products in the following areas:
Computer visual & audio recognition & response
Data Analytics/Business Intelligence
Next generation collaboration
As in previous years, Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 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 Valley’s 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. www.launchsiliconvalley.org for further info.
Looking to expand Globally? - up to $500,000 funding!
In a ground breaking agreement, companies selected to present at Launch: Silicon Valley 2012 will be given the opportunity to pitch to representatives from Enterprise Ireland (Irish state agency tasked with growing start-up companies in Ireland), which can provide up to $500,000 seed funding from their recently launched International Start-up Fund.
The fund is open to innovative startups with strong teams behind them who can demonstrate that their business has potential to grow in international markets and are willing to locate to Ireland.
In Ireland, startups work side by side with global players such as Facebook, Google, Zynga, Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Citibank and IBM to name but a few. Ireland's vibrant start-up ecosystem offers incubators and mentoring, entrepreneur friendly visa scheme, as well as a highly educated & skilled workforce Find out more at: www.startinireland.com