San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011
San Francisco, CA: GSMI announced today the launch of their first ever start up contest VentureEngine, which will be geared towards startups in the enterprise software and technologies market within the following 5 themes; Collaboration, Social Communications, Crowdsourcing, Enterprise Mobility and Gamification. The competition is part of the Enterprise Tomorrow Conference being held in San Francisco on September 13-15th, and will give the 7 chosen finalists the opportunity to present their idea in front of a panel of investors and VC’s in order to win the cash grand prize.
The VentureEngine Startup Competition offers a unique opportunity to those selected and unlike other launch events, there is no application fee. The VentureEngine Competition will highlight emerging companies by throwing them in front of our panel of industry experts and investors to judge their groundbreaking technologies, products and services. Each finalist will then have 5 minutes to pitch their idea followed by two minutes of Q and A and panelist feedback. Only seven of the most innovative and disruptive companies will make the cut, and only two will win. A cash prize will be awarded to both the judge’s pick and the audience’s favorite presentation. If selected, finalists will receive:
o Opportunity to pitch publicly to investors, corporate buyers and the media
o Two free passes to the event
o Highlighted exposure
o Listed in event material, social media marketing and press releases
o 30in Exhibitor table top with internet access and space for a sign
o Chance to win cash grand prize and fan favorite prize! 888.409.4418
Startups that would like to be considered for VentureEngine, please visit http://www.ventureenginestartup.com, fill out the application form and wait patiently to be contacted about your entry. The VentureEngine Startup Competition will debut at the Enterprise Tomorrow Conference and Exhibition at the Marines Memorial Hotel and Club in San Francisco, CA on September 13-15 2011. For more information on VentureEngine and the Enterprise Tomorrow conference please visit us online at http://www.enterprisetomorrow.com or call 888.409.4418 ext. 10.
Eligibility: Companies must launch a working version of product at VentureEngine (companies presenting products that have been released for more than 6 months will not be accepted), must be at the startup phase and received Angel, Series A funding or less to be eligible. Visit ventureenginestartup.com for more information regarding eligibility.
GSMI is dedicated to creating rich environments for learning, networking and ensuring their attendees have great experiences. GSMI hosts dozens of summits, around the world, each year. They are leaders in their industry and strive to always provide the best, most relevant speakers, quality workshops and the right environment to both network and learn.