Online public voting that takes place prior to the voting deadline of 11:59pm PST on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 will play a major, but not sole, part in deciding the top 20 companies who advance to the Quarterfinal Round of the Competition. We take pride in showing the most promising seed-stage technology companies at the Founder Showcase, so we reserve a level of internal judgement.
These Quarterfinalists will be privately notified no later than Tuesday, July 3rd. Over the following two weeks, the Quarterfinalists will undergo evaluation and be narrowed down to 15 Semifinalists, and then the 8 Finalists who are invited to attend and pitch at the event for free. All Semifinalists receive free tickets to the event.
The 11th Founder Showcase will be attended by over 300 investors, founders, and press. Over $40M has been raised by previous presenters, and notable alumni include Thumbtack.com, RelayRides, RentCycle, MightyMeeting, Skydera, Udemy, eVenues, Breakthrough, Puzzazz, VSee, SeePort, ShareSquare, Breezy, Tripping, Topicmarks, LetsLunch, Mosoro, Kaggle, VidCaster, Neo, I-DISPO, and many more.