Five new reasons to attend DEMOfall 09
Chris Shipley and her team at DEMO are locked and loaded for DEMOfall 09 in exactly two weeks. They have assembled an amazing group of companies, judges, and panelists that will make every minute of the conference worth their weight in gold. Here is an email I received today about the conference: Five new reasons to attend DEMOfall 09
DEMOfall 09 is only a few week away and here are five new reasons not to miss all the action taking place on Sept. 21-23 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina!
DEMOfall 09 Class Finalized | DEMO Judges Announced | New Panel on Successful Fundraising in a Downturn
Register today: www.demo.com/reg/demofall09/F9EDAL909
1. DEMOfall 09 class finalized
Attend DEMO to get an up-close/hands-on view of today’s most-promising technology innovations. This fall, sixty companies from five continents will launch new products at DEMOfall. You'll have an opportunity for the first time to see an array of early stage companies as well as a number of large and returning companies that prove that growing a big business isn’t incompatible with fresh innovation.
2. Judges selected to evaluate DEMOfall 09 product launches as part of $1M IDG Media Award
“These judges, representing the perspective of both investors and veteran entrepreneurs, bring an important new dynamic to the DEMO stage: real-time engagement with the demonstrating companies as they bring their new products to market,” said Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of DEMO. Gain their insight on the companies launching at DEMOfall.
Current judges include: -Larry M. Augustin, CEO, SugarCRM, Inc. -Satish Dharmaraj, Partner, Redpoint Ventures -Russell Fradin, President, Adify -John Gilmore, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Sling Media -Omar Hamoui, Founder & CEO, AdMob -Scott L. Kauffman, President & CEO, SourceForge, Inc. -Mark Pincus, Founder & CEO, Zynga -Shervin Pishevar, Co-founder & CEO, SGN -Phil Sanderson, Managing Director, IDG Ventures -Anu Shukla, Founder & CEO, Offerpal Media -Nirav Tolia, Co-founder & CEO, Fanbase -Jennifer Zeszut, CEO, Scout Labs
3. Entrepreneurs Succeed in Raising Capital in a Downturn
On Monday, Sept. 21, we’ve organized a special networking dinner for investors, corporate buyers and CEO’s from the demonstrating companies. DEMO Co-Executive Producer, Matt Marshall and Mark Heesen, President of the NVCA will lead a panel, “The good, bad and ugly of raising venture capital in the downturn.” Shanna Tellerman, Chief Executive of Sim Ops Studios (DEMO class of 2008) and Mike Olson, a veteran entrepreneur and CEO of Cloudera share their recent successes in raising capital.
4. DEMO Jam Session is Back!
The ever-popular DEMO Jam Session returns to DEMOfall! Bring your instrument,vocal talent or even just your dancing shoes. Barry Rosenbaum from Bluenote Capital and his band will take the stage and all are welcome to join in! The Jam Session is sponsored by DEMO alum, Cc: Betty, Inc (DEMOSpring class of 2009) and CEO Michael Cerda who will play bass.
5. This is the last DEMO event for Chris Shipley, our esteemed executive producer for the past 13 years... join us while we toast her years of success and honor the achievements of some of the top companies she has chosen to launch on the DEMO stage.
Beyond the incredible group of innovators you will meet throughout the 2 1/2 days at DEMOfall, this event offers you tremendous networking opportunities with corporate buyers, investors and the press. Extend your network, source new deals and meet new partners when you attend DEMOfall 09.
Be part of the exclusive unveiling of the most promising new products and prototypes of 2009. DEMOfall 09 provides a window into technology's future and introduces you to the people and companies who are paving the way.
Register today.. www.demo.com/reg/demofall09/F9EDAL909
The DEMO Team
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