Just off the heels of one of the biggest DEMO conferences in the event’s 20 year history, we’re starting to gear up for the next one. We already hit New York in the first stop of our DEMO tour, and will have details shortly on more events coming up around the world.  If you’re working on the next big tech product, and will be ready to show it off on the DEMO stage in October, we want to hear from you.

The best part about DEMO, which some of you may not yet realize, is that it’s now completely free for a lot of the companies that launch there. You still get all of the perks as companies that have been paying for years (top-notch coaching, PR support, the best production team in the business), as well as some new ones (free launches at global DEMOs, which currently include Brazil, Kenya, Singapore, and China), but you won’t pay a dime.

This is all part of DEMO’s relatively new scholarship program that will cover the expenses for 20 innovative technology companies that have raised less than $500,000.  If you’d like a scholarship for DEMO Fall, we only ask that you apply by July 6, 2012.  If not, the general deadline is August 17.  All you have to do is fill out this form, and we will get in touch with more details.

In case you missed last month’s DEMO event, check out our coverage here. You should also check out this DEMO recap from our latest People’s Choice Award winner, TourWrist, which walked home with the $1 million IDG media prize.

Now, we want to know who the next big winner will be.  Apply here today to come stand up on the same stage where companies like Netscape, Salesforce, E-Trade, and Fustion-io got their start.

See you at DEMO in October.

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