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Strata + Hadoop World 2013 Startup Showcase CFP

Call closed 11:59pm 09/30/2013 EDT.

Apply by Monday, September 30. Startup Showcase returns to Strata + Hadoop World this fall in New York. It’s your chance to hone your pitch, meet investors, and bounce ideas off with industry movers and shakers. It’s also a great way for early-stage companies to get free access to the biggest conference on data-driven business. Selected finalists will get 2 free passes to attend.

Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select ten leading big data startups from all the submissions we receive. These ten firms will have a chance to present their technologies and tell their stories live at the Startup Showcase on Monday, October 28, 2013. during an hour of fast-paced networking and interaction. The top three startups will be announced the following day.

Startup Showcase 2011

Here’s the process:

  • To get started, complete our Startup Showcase application before midnight on September 30, 2013.
  • We’ll select 10 finalists by October 8, 2013.
  • If you’re chosen, you’ll receive up to two passes to Strata + Hadoop World for members of your company directly involved in the event.
  • You’ll have a space in the showcase to try and win over the judges, and to explain what you do to the thousands of developers, founders, executives, investors and researchers that attend Strata.
  • The panel of Startup Showcase judges will select 3 winners, who will be announced during the opening keynotes on Tuesday, October 29.
  • We will be livesteaming the keynotes and interviews with finalists during the event.
  • Please note that in order to be a finalist, you need to be in New York on October 28, 2013. While there is no fee to apply, we cannot compensate finalists for travel or other expenses.

Selected VC Judges

Amr Awadallah, CTO
Cloudera, Inc.

Josh Breinlinger, Director, Product

Michael Dauber, Vice President
Battery Ventures

Roger Ehrenberg, Managing Partner
IA Ventures

Ross Fubini, Partner
Canaan Partners

Brad Feld, Managing Director
Foundry Group

Eva Ho, General Partner
Susa Ventures

Lori Hoberman, Partner
Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

Deepak Jeevankumar, Principal
General Catalyst Partners

Jonathan Lehr, Venture Director

Sue McGill, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Rachel Pike, Principal
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Roseanne Wincek, Associate
Canaan Partners


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