VentureBeat and DEMO, the twice-annual startup-launch event we co-produce, will be in Austin next Thursday, May 6, to throw a big cocktail bash at Terrace 59.

If you’re an entrepreneur, investor or some other kind of tech startup junkie, you’re invited to join us. We’ll be partying from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Spread the word and let’s get the entire Austin tech scene there.

Make sure you register here. We’ll be buying drinks for the first 75 people to show up.

There’s always two or three Austin-area companies that eventually make it to DEMO each year, so we’re in Austin to find the best entrepreneurs for this Fall’s event. We’re hosting DEMO in Silicon Valley for the first time in its 20-year history and we’ll be making other announcements soon. The same $1 million DEMO media prize will be offered again for sure.

A reminder: If your company is interested in launching at DEMO either this fall or next year, apply to attend the open house at Austin Ventures we’re having earlier in the day Thursday. As I mentioned last week, we’ll be inviting up to 10 companies to present at AV’s offices, and even if you’re an applicant that doesn’t make the cut, you may be invited to an intimate cocktail reception at Austin Ventures from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. But get your applications in soon, because we’ll be making our final selections Monday at noon pst and sending out invitations first thing Tuesday morning.

See you next week!