Vator Splash LA (May)
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Vator Splash LA (May)

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Calling all entrepreneurs! Vator Splash is taking its popular competition to LA this May 26.

Like other Splash events and competitions, CEOs and/or founders of 10 companies, chosen by their peers and vetted by judges, will have the opportunity to present onstage and give a three-minute pitch in front of some 250 business professionals, comprising of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media. 

Vator will hold its inaugural Vator Splash LA event at The Highlands Hollywood this May 26th.

Register here.

Vator, a leading platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to connect and learn from one another,  and a provider of news and information through VatorNews, is looking to recognize and film promising startups across technology, including digital media, social media, consumer Internet, software, SaaS, iPhone apps, mobile, etc.

Join Shawn Colo, co-founder and EVP of Mergers and Acquisitions at Demand Media, Zorik, Gordon, co-founder and CEO of ReachLocal.

VC/judges onstage include Neal Hansch and David Travers of Rustic Canyon, Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners, Dana Settle of Greycroft, Yair Landau of MK Capital, David Carlick of Rho Capital Partners, Samit Varma of Anthem Venture Partners, Brian Garrett of Crosscut Ventures, Kara Nortman of CityGrid, Zao Yang of Betterworks, and Jeff Lee of Mission Ventures.

Don't miss the afterparty with the band - Darwin5, starring David Cremin of DFJ Frontier and Larry Marcus of Walden Venture Capital.

And, thanks to our online judges Manu Rekhi of Inventus Capital and Michelle Wroan of KPMG and Francisco Ramos of HBS Angels. 

What you win:

The top 10 companies have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation onstage. They'll get a professional video of their presentation produced by Vator, and one free ticket to the event and afterparty, a $100 gift certificate from Amazon Web Services, and a bottle of wine, courtesy Cannonball.

The audience at the Vator Splash event will then cast their vote for their favorite out of the 10.

The Splash winner will get:

-- Professional video of his/her presentation 

-- One-hour sit-down meeting with Rustic Canyon

-- One-hour sit-down meeting with Javelin Venture Partners

-- $500 credit at Amazon Web Services

-- 3 seat Enterprise account with Box.net for one year (value: $1250)

-- A magnum of wine, courtesy Cannonball

-- A bottle of wine, courtesy Quill Wines

This competition is over

Competition dates
From: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 07:30 AM PST
To: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:59 PM PDT

This competition is sponsored by:
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