VentureBeat is bringing our DEMO pre-conference tour to San Diego next Wednesday, Dec. 15.

If you’re a tech entrepreneur with an awesome product idea in the San Diego area, and are thinking about launching your product to the world next spring, or later in the fall, we’d love to meet with you. This is the latest stop of our worldwide tour looking for the best companies to bring to the upcoming DEMO in Palm Springs (Feb. 27 – Mar. 1).

We’re delighted to be partnering with the go-to local venture capital firm, Avalon Ventures which we’ve learned has just raised a new fund and is investing fresh cash into local companies. Partner Steve Tomlin will join us in meeting companies, and provide feedback to you as you consider your next steps and market launch strategy. We’ll be meeting at the offices of the Mintz Levin law firm in San Diego.

We’ll be meeting with up to 10 companies. If you’re interested in coming, please fill out this form. The deadline to apply is Friday noon. If you’re selected as one of the 10 companies, we’ll follow up immediately with more information about the presentation and who exactly will be there. These meetings are not designed to be pitches for funding. They are a great opportunity to develop an early relationship with the firm’s partners without the pressure that comes with a typical pitch.

We’re delighted that Mintz Levin has agreed to sponsor his event, which also includes throwing cocktails in the evening at their offices for the wider tech community. Drinks will start flowing at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm 7:00PM and end at 9:00PM. To register for the cocktail session, please go here.

The San Diego stop follows our stops in Los Angeles next Monday and Orange County on Tuesday. For more information on joining us for those sessions, go here. Each of these events are ideal for finding out what’s new at DEMO, talking up your product or concept, and connecting with a wider group of local innovators and tech professionals.

See you in SoCal!