Friday, October 02, 2009

Reminder: Juice Pitcher Competition

Reminder! The judges will have a final pass in choosing the top 10 companies. So, even if you're not in the top 10 vote-getters, you may be chosen.

But you will not be eligible to win if you have not purchased a ticket.

We are excited to announce that we've partnered withTheFunded to find the most promising early-stage startups to present at our jointly-produced “Juice Pitcher” event on October 6. (Read more about Juice Pitcher, click here).

Vator, a leading platform for innovators to broadcast themselves, and a provider of news and information through VatorNews, and TheFunded, a premier community and resource for entrepreneurs, are looking to profile and film the top companies across technology, including Consumer Internet, digital media, SaaS, applications, mobile, etc.

What you win: Just for applying, you get 50% off a Web releasePlus (an online press release) from PRNewswire ($125 value). The 10 winning companies have the opportunity to give a three-minute pitch in front of a relevant audience of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media. Some 300 participants are expected to attend.

These 10 presenting companies also receive:

- A $250 credit from
- A free online press release distribution courtesy of PRNewswire $250 value
- A professionally-produced video of your presentation

Time frame: The competitions starts September 14 and ends 11:59 pm PST on September 30.

Who should apply? Entrepreneurs with seed to early-stage startups across technology.

What should you submit? Submissions are in the form of a Vator company profile. We encourage video as it gives us a better sense of who’s behind the company. But you don’t need one. If you win, we’ll take one of you on stage.

How do you submit?

Already on Vator?
Just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Not yet on Vator?
It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company. The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed. Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Contestants must buy a ticket to be eligible to win. Buy a ticket here.

How to win?

Get out the vote on Vator! More votes on Vator will drive up your chances of winning. The popular vote on Vator will be considered as part of the judging process. The criteria the judges will use include: Novelty/Innovation; Commercial viability and media presence. Companies with a larger follower base and solid testimonies will also grab our attention.

Get out the vote by using the hash tag #juicepitcher in your Vator and Twitter posts.

Who are the judges?

Adeo Ressi, founding member of TheFunded and TheFunded Founder Institute

Bambi Francisco, Founder and CEO of Vator, Inc.

Blogger Partners

Tech Startups 3.0

Echo Chief

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