Apply to Innovate!2010 to be named as one of The Worldâ€™s 100 Most Promising Startups and win a share of nearly $250,000 in prizes.
The Irish leg of the Pitch Slam takes place on March 8 after the BizSparkCamp program. Judges for the Dublin Pitch Slam include Brian Caufield, Martin Kelly, Cliff Reeves (MD of MSFT Emerging Business Team)
Readers of web2ireland can attend the Pitch Slam for FREE (thanks Microsoft & Enterprise Ireland!!) using the registration code: BZS2010 here
And startups can apply to the competition here – DEADLINE MARCH 1st
Innovate!2010 is a global competition to identify and promote the Innovate!100: a prestigious list of the worldâ€™s 100 most promising technology, media and communications startups..
Produced by market intelligence firm Guidewire Group, developers of the G/Score proprietary assessment methodology for evaluating startups, Innovate!2010 will offer participating companies valuable training and promotion â€“ along with a chance to win a share of nearly $250,000 in sponsored prizes.
Partners and sponsors of the competition include market-leading companies like Best Buy, HP, Motorola, O2 Litmus, RIM, SAP, Sun, SWIFT and Verizon, dozens of early-stage investors, and marquee media partners.
Hereâ€™s how the program works:
Â· Startups apply online to compete for expert feedback & validation, promotion and nearly $250,000 in prizes.
Â· Finalists are invited to pitch at one of over 20 networking events called Pitch Slams where they will deliver rapid-fire pitches to a panel of expert judges and an audience of local investors, entrepreneurs, executives and members of the media.
Â· After the Pitch Slam tour, the top-ranking startups will be named to the Innovate!100 list and will receive extensive promotion.
Â· A follow-on program called the Innovate! Connection Program offers the Innovate!100 finalists pre-qualified introductions to potential partners, investors and customers for a fee.