15th Founder Showcase: May 15th, 2014
The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage startup event, gathering top technology founders and investors to hear and learn from leading experts, and help launch promising new companies to greatness.
The 15th edition of the Founder Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, May 15th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View.
The event will feature talks from leading startup entrepreneurs and investors, as well as a series of educational workshops for early-stage founders (TBA). Guests will also see an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 6 promising seed-stage companies, and enjoy appetizers and drinks in a networking hall full of other hot startups demoing their wares for a chance to present on stage in the Demo Table Competition.
Early-Bird Tickets are available until March 31st, so get your tickets or table today.
Are you a seed-stage startup looking for exposure? Then apply to the free pitch competition, where previous presenters have raised over $75 million. Apply today.
The Founder Showcase gets the top figures in Silicon Valley to discuss pressing topics in startups and venture capital. Past speakers include Elon Musk, David Sacks, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose, Naval Ravikant, Jason Calacanis, Phil Libin, and many more.
The Keynote Speaker for the 15th Founder Showcase will be announced shortly.
Top Mentors from the Founder Institute lead informative informative workshops on-stage to teach early-stage startup founders the tips and tricks of being successful.
The Workshop speakers for the 15th Founder Showcase will be announced shortly.
Leading venture capitalists and angel investors participate in a judging panel onstage to review, and provide feedback for startups at the Founder Showcase event.
Judges for the 15th Founder Showcase will be announced shortly. To see a past past judging panel, see our last event page.
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Welcoming Reception with Appetizers
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Opening Remarks by the Emcee, Adeo Ressi
3:15pm – 4:00pm: Main Pitch Competition: Round 1 Pitches & Voting
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Main Pitch Competition: Round 2 Pitches & Voting
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Showcase Showdown and Grand Prize Winner
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Intermission Reception with Appetizers and Drinks
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Expert Pitch Feedback, with the Audience Choice & CrowdPitch Award Winners
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Keynote Speaker (TBA)
7:45pm – 8:15pm: Early-Stage Startup Workshop 1
8:15pm – 8:45pm: Early-Stage Startup Workshop 2
8:45pm – 9:00pm: Conclusion
9:00pm – ???: Showcase Afterparty (details TBA)
Apply to the Showcase Competition
Any company less than 2 years old and with less than $250,000 in funding can apply to the Showcase Contest – for FREE. Click here for more information.
Tickets & Demo Tables
Tickets and Demo Tables are very limited and sell out quickly, so please RSVP today.
Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida, Building 1
Mountain View, CA, 94043
Free parking available
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