Posted by donAdeo on 2015-03-02
Hosted by TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute, the Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading international seed-stage startup event, gathering global technology founders and investors to hear from top experts, and help launch new companies to greatness.
The 16th edition of the Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View.
As the Founder Institute's network has grown, we are now expecting this to be the most international startup event in Silicon Valley, with top founders, investors, and press from six continents in attendance.
This event will sell out, and tickets are fully-transferable - so what are you waiting for?
If you've never been to a Founder Showcase, here is how it works;
For starters, we get the top figures in Silicon Valley to discuss pressing topics in startups and venture capital. In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage - including Elon Musk, David Sacks, Phil Libin, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose, and Naval Ravikant, just to name a few. You can check out some awesome videos from past events here.
Second, we have a pitch competition completely geared towards seed-stage companies. How is this different from other pitch competitions? Well, most other events feature companies raising their Series-A, but we go one step earlier, as our presenters are all less than 2 years old and have raised less than $250,000 in funding. In other words, we give you the chance to see some of the most interesting companies of tomorrow before anyone else. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $150 million in funding, and include companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Realty Mogul, Kaggle, and many more.
Finally, we have awesome networking with over 400 startup founders, investors and press from all over the world, and an energy brought by our emcee Adeo Ressi that no other event can match.
This all gets mixed into one action packed afternoon and evening, so you can go get back to work building great companies.
We hope you will join us on May 12th!