Vator Splash Competition

Vator Splash Competition

February 2010
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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 300 business professionals, comprising of executives from startups and large companies, angel investors, VCs, and media. 

We are excited to announce that Vator is holding its inaugural Vator Splash event to find up-and-coming,  early-stage startups to present at the Vator Splash event on February 4, 2010 at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco.

(Join Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Smule CEO Jeff Smith, August Capital VC Howard Hartenbaum, Google Ventures VC Bill Maris, Greycroft Partners VC Dana Settle, and Norwest Venture Partners VC Tim Chang and more. For more details about Vator Splash and to buy your tickets now, click here. There are limited tickets, so buy them soon)

Vator, a leading platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to broadcast themselves, 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.


What you win:

The top 10 companies have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation onstage, and get a professionally-produced video of the presentation.

A credit of $250 from

Complimentary membership from PR Newswire (normally $195), including one complimentary Web ReleasePLUS (this is an online press release), and one complimentary microlist (value up to $590

Time frame: November 19 to January 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm PST. 

Who should apply? Entrepreneurs with seed to early-stage startups across technology. This means you can launch at the event. Or you can be a company that's received no more than an A round and is no more than three years old.

What should you submit? 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. But you don’t need one. If you win, we’ll take one of you on stage.

By mid-January, top 20 vote-getters will be required to submit a deck or executive summary in order for Vator judges to cast their votes and validate who gets onstage. 

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 have a significant weighting and as such will be a significant part of the judging process. The criteria the judges will use include: Novelty/Innovation; Commercial viability and media presence. Companies with a larger follower base and solid testimonies will also grab our attention.

The judges are encouraged to only look at the 20 top vote-getters. So, if you're in the top 20, you have a better chance of getting onstage. If you're in the top five, it's hard not to let you onstage. Judges will look at 1) innovation 2) Market potential 3) Team. The judges will take points away if you do not provide enough information for them to rate. 

Get out the vote by using the hash tag #vatorsplash in your Vator and Twitter posts. Posting "VatorSplash or Vator Splash" in your updates is also OK.

To win a free ticket!

1) Participants with more than 100 popular votes get one free ticket to the event and after-party.

2) Anyone who votes will be entered into a lottery to win a free ticket. Vator will give five tickets away to voters.

Want to participate as a blogger or media partner? Email

Want to have a presence at Vator Splash, including your own table or lounge? Email


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