Founder ShowcaseThis sponsored post is produced by Founder Showcase.

We are excited to announce that VentureBeat’s Executive Editor, Dylan Tweney, will be conducting an on-stage interview at Tuesday’s 10th Founder Showcase event in San Francisco.

Dylan will be interviewing Keynote Speaker Dan Shapiro, former Founder & CEO of Sparkbuy and Ontela. Shapiro sold his most recent company, Sparkbuy, to Google within 6 months of inception, and merged his previous company, Ontela, with Photobucket. We are excited to see Dylan interview Dan on stage and unearth some great gems on technology entrepreneurship, as well as why he decided to sell his company after such a short timeframe.

Tickets start at just $75, but time is running out. Register here. VentureBeat readers get 20% off with the code vbeat.

The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s Leading Seed-Stage Pitch Event, bringing together over 500 investors, founders, and press for one action-packed day to network, hear talks from leading CEOs, and help launch a startup to greatness. In addition to Dylan’s interview of Dan Shapiro, guests will also see a talk by Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite, who will talk about how he is pushing the company towards a billion in sales after just five years in business.

There will also be a special panel on global entrepreneurship featuring international winners of the Founder Institute’s 2011 Mentor Awards, who will discuss how the current wave of innovation is not limited to the United States.

Want to win a free Demo Table and a chance to pitch on stage? Just tweet a message with the hashtag #foundershowcase and the URL, and, on Friday, April 20th, we will randomly select one winner on our @founding account. A sample message is below:

– Are you going to #FounderShowcase on 4/24 in San Fran? @kevinhartz & @danshapiro are speaking. via @founding

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