New Yorker entrepreneurs: Join us for drinks and DEMO at the Katra Lounge

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DEMOIf you’re based in the New York area and have a great, disruptive business idea, we want to hear from you.

Members of the VentureBeat staff and I will be in Manhattan next week. We’d like to spend our time meeting with the great brains devising and building tomorrow’s incredible technology.

We’re in town for two reasons. First, we’re looking for awesome stories to cover in VentureBeat.

Second, we organize the big launch conference DEMO. And after a very successful DEMO Fall in Santa Clara, Calif., we’re back on tour, scouting out the companies and ideas that promise to change the world.

So we’re inviting 10 potential DEMO-ers to give a two-minute pitch on stage at the Katra Lounge  on October 25th from 6-7:30pm.

The next DEMO conference, to be held in Santa Clara, Calif. in April 2012, is an opportunity for you to show off your product or service to an elite crowd of media, venture capitalists, and other entrepreneurs. Presenters are given six minutes to tell us everything we need to know about your product.

DEMO also provides a high caliber lineup of speakers and sages to critique your work and give advice. Check out our speakers from DEMO Fall.

With this scouting trip to New York, however, we’re skipping the rigamarole of lanyards and name tags. This is a casual opportunity to talk about your passion and your idea. In the end, you may earn yourself a spot in our Spring DEMO showcase. You’ll also get the chance to receive some in-person feedback from the VentureBeat staff.

If interested in presenting, please fill out this form by Friday, October 21. If you’d like to attend, please register here. There’s a First Round Capital party that night as well, and many of us will head there afterward.

[Photo courtesy of The DEMO Conference/Flickr]

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