Monday, February 23, 2009

Launch: Silicon Valley (VC pitch event)

My friends at SVASE put out a call-for-entries today for companies to present at the 2009 edition of Launch: Silicon Valley. A total of 30 companies will be selected to present their business plans to a panel of VCs, angel investors and corporate business development exec's. This is an awesome opportunity for unknown companies to get visibility among Silicon Valley insiders--and for the good ones to get a term sheet. Previous companies that have presented at Launch: Silicon Valley have raised collectively $80 million in funding so far.

Currently the following investors are signed on to be part of the panel:
- Draper Fisher Jurvetson
- Lightspeed Venture Partners
- @Ventures
- Asset Management
- August Capital
- Claremont Creek Ventures
- DeNovo Ventures
- Garage Technology Ventures
- Morgenthaller Ventures
- Nexit Ventures
- Opus Capital
- SofTech VC

And more investors will be joining in the coming weeks. If you are interested in being a presenting company, you should send an Executive Summary of NO MORE THAN TWO PAGES to Deadline for submissions is May 8th 2009; presentations to the investor panel will be June 9th 2009. For excellent tips on what to include in an executive summary, try these suggestions from Guy Kawasaki here. Good luck!

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