With summer in full force we’re drawing ever nearer to DEMOfall08, happening September 7-9 in San Diego, California. As selection for the demonstrating companies is winding up, DEMO host and MC Chris Shipley weighs in on the trends that she is seeing in startups that she has interviewed to launch at DEMOfall08. She has some interesting thoughts on her blog here.

DEMO is the premier launch venue for new products, technologies, and companies. The nation’s top technology executives and IT professionals, venture capitalists, business development executives, journalists and analysts attend DEMO to get the first look at the emerging products and services that will ignite the technology landscape and challenge the status quo.

In just the past four years, DEMO companies have raised well over $2.5 billion dollars in the months/years following their debut at DEMO. More than 40 of these companies have been acquired by tech giants, such as Adobe, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Symantec, Viacom, Yahoo!, and more. Past participants such as WebEx, VMware, iRobot, Linden Labs, Six Apart, and Roku have single-handedly redefined their industry’s market.

DEMO has offered a generous discount for our VentureBeat readers – $600 off the price of admission, so click here to get your ticket, or use the discount code ‘F8VB.’ DEMOfall08 is to be held September 7-9, in San Diego, CA.