ShowcaseThis post is sponsored by The Founder Showcase.

Are you a seed-stage startup looking for funding or exposure? Then apply to the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, where previous presenters have raised over $20 million without ever being required to pay a dime.

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Any company less than two years old with less than $250,000 in funding is eligible, but the application deadline is Sunday, October 9. To see previous presenters, visit the new Founder Showcase Hall of Fame.

The Founder Showcase event brings together leading investors, founders, and press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup company to greatness. The 8th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8 in San Francisco and will be the largest crowd yet (500+). Guests will be treated to a Keynote speech from Michael Arrington, General Partner at CrunchFund and the Founder of TechCrunch, as well as an entertaining Pitch and Demo Table Competition.

This event has sold out the last five times, so purchase your tickets today. VentureBeat readers get 15% off with the code “vbeat”.

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