This sponsored post is produced by the Founder Showcase.

At the 12th Founder Showcase, anyone who purchases a Founder or CEO ticket has an opportunity to pitch on stage in front of hundreds of investors, founders, and press.

That’s right. In addition to the eight companies who will be competing on stage in the Pitch Competition, all Founder and CEO attendees get to participate in the CrowdPitch Competition. All you have to do is purchase a cheap “Founder/ CEO” ticket and submit your one-sentence company pitch, and then on Tuesday, November 6th we will select one winner. That company will get to pitch the judging panel on stage at the event in front of over 600 people.

The best news? Founder/CEO Tickets cost just $135, and VentureBeat readers get an additional 20% off with the discount code ‘vbeat’. Register now.

The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage pitch event, drawing hundreds of startup and economic development leaders from around the globe. The 12th Founder Showcase is scheduled to take place November 7th in San Francisco, and we are expecting more than 600 people in attendance. In addition to a rousing Pitch Competition and a first look at tomorrow’s hottest companies, guests will hear talks from Keynote Speakers David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) and Justin Moore (Founder & CEO of Axcient), and enjoy appetizers and drinks in a networking hall of hot startups demoing their wares.

Get your tickets today before they sell out at And for help forming your one-sentence pitch, check out the Founder Institute’s “Madlibs for Pitching Format.”

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