Catalyst Competition - Awarding Leading Women-led Startups

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It's time for women with great ideas to catalyze their companies' visibility and growth! The folks behind the Catalyst Conference are thrilled to present the "Catalyst Competition -- Awarding the Leading Women-Led Startups.", a leading platform for innovators to broadcast themselves, and provider of news and information through VatorNews, and Girls in Tech, a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology, are hosting this exciting opportunity for innovative technology startups with female leadership.


What you win:

Winners of the Catalyst Competition will present onstage at the Catalyst Conference on Jan. 26, 2010 in San Francisco, to an audience of hundreds and a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors as judges. Presenters will gain visibility, feedback -- and perhaps even funding. All applicable entrants will receive discount passes to the conferences, and runners-up will be given VIP passes. Further prizes TBA.

Time frame: Competition launches November 16, 2009 and ends January 14, 2010, at 11:59 pm PST.

Buy your 15% discount ticket by using the code on the conference sign-up page. 

Who should apply:

Startups at any stage of maturity pre-exit with female leadership are eligible to apply.

Leadership is defined as:
--A female CEO or COO or CTO
--A female founder who remains on the senior management team

How to apply:

Submissions are in the form of a Vator company profile. We encourage video as it gives us a better sense of who’s behind the company. For what to include in your video, see below under, "see more details"

How do you submit:

Already on Vator?
Just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Not yet on Vator?
It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company. The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed.  Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

How to win:

Get out the vote on Vator! More votes on Vator will drive up your chances of winning. The popular vote on Vator will determine the top 10 finalists. Voting for top 10 ends on January 14.

Get out the vote by using the hash tag #GITvatorPitch in your Vator and Twitter posts.  

After the final 10 are selected, a panel of venture capitalists (Joyce Chung, Cindy Padnos, Sharon Wienbar) and Industry Insiders will rank the runners-up.  All 10 will receive passes to the Catalyst Conference and the top five will present onstage at the Catalyst Conference on Jan. 26, 2010 in San Francisco.

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Competition dates
From: Monday, November 16, 2009 12:00 AM PST
To: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 08:00 PM PST

This competition is sponsored by:
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