The event, co-presented by SVASE, Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, provides the next generation of emerging technology companies with the opportunity to pitch their products to, and network with, an audience of Silicon Valley's top VCs, Angels, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners, bloggers and media.
Launch: Silicon Valley 2009
is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, security, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy.
As in previous years, Launch: Silicon Valley 2009
will feature new companies that are ready for launch, but are not yet well known. These are companies that have a product or service available (as of June 9, 2009
), but have not been out in the marketplace for more than a few months.
Companies that are interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2009 should send an Executive Summary of no more than 2 pages to [email protected] by latest May 8, 2009.
Up to 30 of the most interesting companies will be invited to leverage Launch: Silicon Valley 2009
as the springboard to launch their product or service, and to network with the audience of Silicon Valley's top movers and shakers at the Pre-L:SV Event Party on the evening of June 8
, as well as at the event itself on June 9
The following VC Partners have already signed on as panelists for Launch: Silicon Valley 2009
- Matt Horton, @Ventures
- Evgeny Zaytsev, Asset Management
- Howard Hartenbaum, August Capital
- Ted Driscoll, Claremont Creek Ventures
- Rich Ferrari, DeNovo Ventures
- Warren Packard, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
- Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
- Barry Eggers, Lightspeed Venture Partners
- Todd Kimmell, Mayfield Fund
- Ken Gullicksen, Morgenthaller Ventures
- David Aslin, Nexit
- Ken Elefant, Opus Capital
- Neil Weintraut, Palo Alto Venture Partners
- Jeff Clavier, SofTech VC
Further panelists will be announced during the coming months.