This post is sponsored by Vator.
Vator will be holding Vator Splash SF on Sept. 29, at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Splash is one of the premier startup competitions and events where you can mingle, connect and learn from prominent angels, VCs and entrepreneurs. As always, 10 promising young, high-tech startups will be chosen to present onstage in front of some 400 investors, fellow entrepreneurs and high-tech influencers.
Applications are being taken now. To apply and join the competition, click here.
The lineup so far includes Brian Sharples, who founded HomeAway and led it through an IPO this year, and Jim Lanzone, now President of CBS Interactive, after selling his company Clicker to the media giant last year. The venture capitalists onstage are: David Hornik (August Capital), Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners), Alex Rosen (IDG Ventures), Rob Theis (Scale Venture Partners), Joe Kraus (Google Ventures), Adam Smith (AOL Ventures), Bill Tai (Charles River Ventures), Eghosa Omoigui, Josh Felser (Freestyle Capital), Brian Jacobs (Emergence Capital), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield), Tim Chang (Norwest), Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures), and more.
And as always, you won’t want to miss the afterparty performance by Coverflow, starring Mayfield’s Raj Kapoor, Norwest’s Tim Chang, Blippy’s Phil Kaplan and Facebook’s Prashant Fuloria and Ethan Beard.
Once again, the best deal comes in the demo table packages, which are still available. Click here and use your VentureBeat discount code “VB001″ to get 15% off.
Vator Splash events have become the must-attend gatherings for early-stage startups. Splash is hosted by award-winning journalist Bambi Francisco, founder and CEO of Vator. Top entrepreneurs – from Zynga’s Mark Pincus, Pandora’s Tim Westergren, Twitter’s Dick Costolo, Peter Thiel, and more – have keynoted the Splash events. Investors from top VC firms, such as Anthem Venture Partners, Arizona Bay, August Capital, AngelPad, Alsop Louie, Bessemer, Blue Run Ventures, Blumberg, Bullpen, Canaan, Claremont, CMEA, Crosslink Capital, Crosscut Ventures, DFJ, FirstMark, First Round, Founders Fund, Freestyle Capital, Granite VC, Greycroft, Greylock, Good Capital, Google Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Industry Ventures, Intel Capital, IDG Capital, IVP, Illuminate, Jafco Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed, Matrix Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Mayfield, Mission Ventures, NEA, North Bridge, Norwest, NYC Seed, OpenView Partners, Polaris, Redpoint Ventures, RRE, Scale, Shasta, SoftTech VC, SV Angels, TechStars, VantagePoint, Venrock, Walden VC, and 500 Startups, and more are attending or have attended the Splash event.
Get your VentureBeat discount ticket of 15% by using the code “VB001″ when you register here. (Not applicable for early-bird tickets.)
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