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At this year's Web 2.0 Summit, we are evolving Launch Pad a bit. While it’s great to be chosen to launch your new company at a conference like Web 2.0 Summit, the reality of the market is that the majority of successful Web 2.0 companies do more than just launch products. They also often pass the test of VC scrutiny— that's how the market determines who wins and loses in the world of startups. To that end, this year there is no fee for companies involved, instead, the VCs are sponsoring the program.
The New Approach
This VC Edition of Launch Pad has several adjustments to the typical judging process:
Entrants no longer need to launch their company or major product/service to qualify. Instead, those that apply will be reviewed by our panel of venture capitalists. If they make the first cut, they will pitch their company in front of the Web 2.0 Summit audience – the top executives, financiers, press, and analysts in the Internet industry. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote, along with the VC panel.
Chris Albinson and Mike Jung - Panorama/JP Morgan
Mark Jacobsen - O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Michael Skok / Dayna Grayson - North Bridge Venture Partners
Jim Lussier - Norwest Venture Partners
These six companies were chosen by a panel of VCs to present on stage at Web 2.0 Summit. Each one presented their company and were voted on by the audience.
Cleverset - Todd Humphrey (Best in Show & Most Likely to Exit First)
G.ho.st - Zvi Schreiber (Best Presentation)
Realius - Chuck Teller (Most Creative Idea)
ClickForensics - Tom Cuthbert
Tripit - Gregg Brockway
Spiceworks - Jay Hallberg
Terms and Conditions
Submissions for Launch Pad are now closed. Stay tuned to see which companies are chosen to present at Web 2.0 Summit. Launch Pad will happen Thursday, October 18 at 5:00pm.