If you’re based in the Bay Area, and are building the next tech product that will change the world, consider joining me for a feedback session with one of the city’s most respected venture capital groups, Kleiner Perkins.
Kleiner has offered to give feedback to your idea before it comes to market, including on your technology, business model and go-to-market strategy. And if there’s a fit, we can also discuss your launching opportunities at DEMO Spring (April 17-19).
Taking place in Palo Alto on February 9, this will be a great opportunity to receive insight from a Kleiner Perkins partner and myself . Obviously, if you’ve got an interesting idea, we’d like to cover your story on VentureBeat at some point, but for now, the meeting can be considered off-record.
As executive producer of DEMO, I’m also looking to invite the best companies from around the world to launch products at the big Silicon Valley event. Over 21 years, DEMO has proven itself an amazing launch platform for startups, mid-level companies, and fully developed, publicly traded corporations — basically, any company that wants to show off their new tech products to the leading technology media.
Also, we’ve made some changes to keep DEMO the best place for launching products. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, which effectively makes DEMO free for many early stage companies, is one more way to ensure we keep attracting the best, even those cool new two-person companies that have very few resources. So like every other company there, you’ll get the same access to pitch counseling, social media help, PR help and more.
Big-name DEMO alum include Fusion-io, which recently went public and is breaking records with a billion input-output commands per second, and SuccessFactors, which was just sold to SAP for $3.4 billion. Other alum include Palm, Salesforce, E*Trade, TiVo, WebEx and VMWare, Sun (Java) and Adobe (Acrobat). Now you have the opportunity to join the club.
If you’re interested in presenting at this meeting on February 9, please fill out this form. If you’re chosen, we’ll get in touch immediately to provide further details and instructions. We’ll also be throwing a party sponsored by AARP that night from 6 to 8 at the Dutch Goose for anyone interested in coming. More details on that to come shortly!
Looking forward to seeing you Menlo Park!