StartupIcon.tv

StartupIcon.tv

Apr 5 '13 1:00am - Aug 21 '13 12:59am @ Mountain View
Startup Icon Is an online competition where entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world will have the opportunity to remotely pitch elite Silicon Valley investors, using the ooVoo Video call system. Startups will compete for the attention of investors and new users, building a following as they hone their product presentation. A chance to take part in our Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp and a possible term sheet are the potential rewards for our Grand Prize Winner!

The competition represents a "Silicon Valley without borders"

How it works: Startups will go through a pre-qualifying phase where they need to find new users in a highly engaging gamification process. Only the 64 projects with the most new users through their Startup Icon profile page will enter the competition.

These projects will have the opportunity to pitch to investors in an elimination process
similar to the NCAA basketball tournament, until only 4 finalists remain. They will be joined by the "Golden Ticket Winner" ...
Startup Icon Is an online competition where entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world will have the opportunity to remotely pitch elite Silicon Valley investors, using the ooVoo Video call system. Startups will compete for the attention of investors and new users, building a following as they hone their product presentation. A chance to take part in our Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp and a possible term sheet are the potential rewards for our Grand Prize Winner!

The competition represents a "Silicon Valley without borders"

How it works: Startups will go through a pre-qualifying phase where they need to find new users in a highly engaging gamification process. Only the 64 projects with the most new users through their Startup Icon profile page will enter the competition.

These projects will have the opportunity to pitch to investors in an elimination process
similar to the NCAA basketball tournament, until only 4 finalists remain. They will be joined by the "Golden Ticket Winner" - the Startup who has gained the most new users through the Startup Icon event who did not make the finals.

Users (aka "The audience") can sign up with the startups to try their apps or products, view their videos and websites or just to know more about them. They can give them useful feedback and invite their friends to try them.

The goal of the competition is to get 1,000,000 new users to at least 10 startups

Also users can participate in the bracket challenge where they can fill out Startup Icon's pool and earn points for each right guess of which startups advance to the next round.

Both startups and users will earn points for their activities to be exchanged for great prizes in BEINTOO's platform.

The competition already has the participation of elite investors such as: Tim Draper, Nolan Bushnell and Bill Reichert.
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Organizers
Andrew Prell
Leader of crazy people, doing insane things, minimal budgets, on internet timelines, for the thrill of engaging people with fun attractions!