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Apply to Pitch for Free at the 13th #FounderShowcase

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-12-20

Are you the founder of an early-stage startup looking to get exposure and funding? Apply to pitch for free at the 13th Founder Showcase, taking place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 in Mountain View, CA. At Silicon Valley’s biggest early-stage international pitching event, you will have the opportunity to pitch to a judging panel of top Silicon Valley VCs in front of hundreds of investors and press.

All early-stage companies that are less than 2 years old with less than $250,000 in funding are eligible to apply. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, February 17th, 2013, and public voting ends at 11:59pm PST on Friday, February 22nd. All 8 finalists who are selected to pitch on stage will receive a free ticket to the event along with several prizes, courtesy of our sponsors.

The Founder Showcase is not pay to pitch - applications are completely free. To learn more visit, and remember, the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of being selected to pitch on stage. Click here to submit your application today and be sure to visit the Founder Showcase Hall of Fame where we pay homage to participants who have gone on to achieve significant milestones since the event.

Not eligible to participate in the main Pitch Competition? No problem. Check out the Demo Table Competition for another chance to pitch on stage. Can’t wait to see you there!

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