Apply for the opportunity to get in front of top-notch VCs, angel and corporate investors and high-tech influencers. The top 15 startups from this online competition will present on stage at Splash Oakland on May 6-7 in front of 1,000 attendees.
An overall winner will be crowned and chosen by a selection committee on May 7.
The winning company gets one-hour individual sit-down meetings with 11 top-notch VCs from August Capital, Bullpen Capital, DFJ, First Round Capital, Greylock, Khosla Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Mayfield, NEA, True Ventures and Subtraction Capital. That access is invaluable.
Plus the winner receives in-kind prizes worth $30,000, such as an Apple iPad Mini for two team members, one year free subscription to Rackspace, two-hour consultation with KPMG, first $100,000 transactions free of fees, courtesy Braintree, a video of your three-minute presentation on stage, a bottle of wine, a profile on VatorNews, and more.
All 15 finalists receive a one-on-one presentation coaching by Butterfield Speaks and an one-year free Rackspace subscription.
NOTE: Deadline for applications is April 8.
To be a finalist, you have to apply to this competition, and go through two rounds. See the tab "Competition Rounds" for details.
Even if you don't make the top 15, all participants receive one 50% discount ticket off a general admission ticket, just for applying. To qualify for the competition, your startup must be under four years old and with no more than $2 million raised in outside capital.
We will notify the finalists by no later than April 22.
Are you an East Bay or Oakland-based startup? You can also try your hand at the Oaktown Tech Startup competition and be recognized on stage. Learn more here.
The Vator community and its Splash event provided the perfect launch pad to generate exposure for our health marketplace which connects consumers directly with providers who treat patients through traditional or alternative medicine. Winning the Vator Splash 2013 competition in San Francisco gave us the exposure, quality venture capital meetings and network effect every startup needs to initiate and complete a successful round. The very next quarter, we raised $4 million in our Series A. Thanks Vator!" Lisa Maki, CEO and founder of Pokitdok