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Are you a student, with a sexy enterprise company? We want to hear from you

Here are more details on VentureBeat’s special event in SF on January 5 focused on innovation in the enterprise. Why enterprise? Well, it’s one of the sexier areas for entrepreneurs right now.

Sure, the consumer companies — Facebook, Zynga, Twitter — led the revolution. But now the disruptive social media and cloud computing trends are hitting the enterprise — and there’s a lot of action there.

As mentioned, the first part of the event in invite-only, and features an on-stage demonstration by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and currently chief-scientist at Fusion-io, who will be unveiling some cool stuff.

We’ll follow that up with a blowout bash that is open to a larger tech influencer audience, including entrepreneurs, developers, press and investors. (Register here fast, because we have limited capacity).

But there’s more to it than just an incredible party. We’re looking for you — college students, fresh-minded young entrepreneurs — to showcase the amazing enterprise technology emerging from trenches of Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT and beyond. 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 via an on-stage, six-minute demo.

Alongside the on-stage demo, students will receive:

  • Script review with Rob Lee of Evergreen, DEMO’s production team and coaches
  • Rehearsal time the day of with demo team to prepare
  • Supplied display on site in tech Showcase
  • Audience of 75 top venture capitals and press during VIP portion of event 5:30 -9pm. Doors then open to 400 members of the DEMO Alumni and tech community for the a rocking after party
  • Demo streamed live on VentureBeat
  • Demo videotaped and hosted on DEMO.com and DEMO’sYou tube Channel.
  • Meet Steve Wozniak
  • Feedback from VIP guests during private reception
  • Two free passes to DEMO Spring
  • Profile of the product on VentureBeat
  • Team with the most views after 30 days wins a showcase sponsorship to DEMO

The best part? It’s free. Thanks to Fusion-io, who is a co-host of the event, and sponsor.

Applications are still being accepted. Requirement: You should be a student-run business and have a product focused on the enterprise.

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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