DEMO mega startup weekendWhat happens when you cross the DEMO conference with Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership? You get MEGA Startup Weekend, taking place on Microsoft’s Mountain View Campus, September 9th-11th.

We are inviting 300 engineers to innovate on the fly in three different industries: healthcare, education and gaming. The winner of each category will have the opportunity to showcase their creation at the DEMO Fall conference pavilion, September 12th-14th. Apply here.

Want to meet potential investors, show off your goods and meet your audience? The DEMO pavilion is an excellent and well trafficked space to mix and mingle. (And we’ll be announcing a host of respected VCs who will be speaking as “sages,” as well as other high-level speakers.)

The contest doesn’t end at the pavilion, however. These three target industries are seeing a lot of traction, and we believe there are excellent innovations waiting to be born there. That’s why DEMO Fall attendees will vote on each of the three innovation areas and award one winner the opportunity to pitch their company on the DEMO main stage.

DEMOnstrators are given six minutes to pitch their product, no PowerPoint allowed, for the opportunity to win the $1 million prize.

For those MEGA Startup Weekend participants who don’t win but want to come to DEMO, we have introduced a new tiered pricing plan. We understand that in this economy, bootstrappers are prevalent, and penny pinching is necessary. The new pricing looks like this:

Raised $500k or less? Attend DEMO for $8,000.

Raised between $500k and $1.5M? Attend DEMO for $12,000.

Register for DEMO today.

We want to thank Startup America Partnership and Microsoft for supporting the MEGA Startup Weekend and helping unleash the awesome innovations stirring in startup brains.

In addition to sponsoring the DEMO conference, Startup America Partnership is holding a high-level roundtable to discuss how to keep the innovation momentum going.

DEMOCome to DEMO in Silicon Valley Sept. 12-14 to see new product launches from a worldwide selection of disruptive companies. Register Today and take advantage of our special VentureBeat Partner rate of $995.00.