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College students (and other tech startup addicts): We want you!

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VentureBeat, as mentioned, is kicking off 2012 by co-hosting a special event in San Francisco on January 5, focused on disruption in the enterprise.

Among other things, we’ll feature an on-stage demonstration by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and currently chief scientist at Fusion-io, which is co-hosting the event. Can’t say more at this point, but it will be pretty cool (press can request access here). That is a closed-door, invite-only event. But we’ll follow that up with a blowout bash: a New Year’s party open to anyone in the tech community of entrepreneurs, developers, press and investors (register here fast, because we have limited capacity).

We’re going to have a lot of fun.

But here’s another part of the main program earlier in the evening: We’re giving six student-led startups the opportunity to present their ideas in front of a select group of influencers, venture capitalists, and media. Applications are still being accepted. Requirement: You should be a student-run business and have a product focused on the enterprise. Let us know by the end of this week if you’d like to participate.

The evening, called “DEMO enterprise disruption: an evening of change & innovation,” is another way we’re extending the activities of DEMO, the big launchpad event that we co-produce twice a year.

For more information, check out this website.

The Fusion-io, DEMO and VentureBeat teams look forward to kicking off the New Year with this memorable event!


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