Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event on Oct. 2 at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco (3:30 to 9 pm, plus afterparty).  The event showcases 10 promising startups (raised no more than $2M), who get to present on stage in front of an audience of some 400 attendees in the high-tech space.

Past winners have raised $50-plus million in follow-on funding. Past winners include Thumbtack, Udemy, PokitDok, DogVacay, and more. The investor judges on stage are: Tony Conrad (True Ventures), Sean Flynn (Shasta Ventures), Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital), Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad), Charles Moldow (Foundation Capital), Rick Moss (Hub Ventures), Bambi Francisco (Vator), Dave Samuel (Freestyle), Jenny Fielding (BBC Worldwide Ventures), Shanna Tellerman (Google Ventures), Kristian Segerstrale (Initial Capital).

To get onstage, you have to win an online competition and then a judges’ competition. But it’s free and it’s worth a shot. Even those who enter get exposure just for entering.

There’s nothing like free marketing and you get a professional video of your presentation, as well as a bunch of goodies, including sit-down meetings with Javelin Venture Partners, more TBD, plus in-kind prizes. But even if you’re not fundraising, it’s still awesome exposure!

Here’s the competition to enter:  http://vator.tv/competition/vator-splash-sf-october-2013

Interested in attending?

For discounted tickets, use “foundersspace15” on any of the tiers. You can register here:


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