We are looking for startups to show-off at the Web 2.0 Expo in NYC. We always find a place to showcase them and this year is no different. This year we’re hosting our first ever Startup Showcase. Highlighting the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, the Showcase will give you a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and a couple of high-profile investors. On Wednesday night, September 29, we’re going to have approximately 30 startups demoing in one large room. We’ll provide you with a small table and room for two people to demo—you’ll bring a laptop (or two) and a founder (or two). The Web 2.0 Expo runs from September 27-30th.
Expo attendees will have 50 minutes to see your demos (we’ll sound a chime every five minutes, letting people know it’s time to circulate). As they walk around, attendees will vote on their favorite demos. At the end of the hour, Tim O’Reilly and Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) will talk about NYC, technology and entrepreneurship. Following that conversation they will each announce their top pick along with the audience favorite. These three startups will then each give a pitch and have an on-stage conversation with Tim and Fred. Fred just blogged his involvement.
The submissions for the Startup Showcase are open until next Monday, 8/2. Let us know you are interested now.
The program for the Web 2.0 Expo NYC is complete. We have sessions for Developers, Designers, Marketers and Biz Dev. We will have speakers from Google, Twitter (Ryan Sarver), Facebook (Bret Taylor), Foursquare (Dennis Crowley) and many, many other companies. Radar readers get 20% off with the code (wait for it…) radar.