TechCrunch UK is going to run a “Techcrunch Pitch!” contest for startups at the upcoming Future of Web Apps conference in London, and you’re invited. All you need to do is submit an entry, and we will choose the best three to come up on the stage at FOWA and pitch to an “American Idol” style panel consisting of Mike Butcher (Techcrunch UK), Ryan Carson (Carsonified), Kevin Rose (Digg) and a mystery guest, yet to be announced. The winner will get written about on TechCrunch. If you don’t have a company to pitch but want to come anyway, TechCrunch readers can get 15% off the event ticket using this promo code: “F0WA-tc”
So here’s how Techcrunch Pitch! @ FOWA will work:
You’ll need to shoot a 60 second video pitch and upload it to YouTube so that it appears on Techcrunch Elevator Pitches. In the video, tell us what your company does and how you plan to make money. Imagine you’re in an elevator and have only one chance to convince a potential backer that you deserve a follow-up meeting. Be sure to focus on your company’s big picture while avoiding too much detail about particular products. Please do not include any editing or graphic overlays – just a straight pitch from beginning to end. When you upload the video to YouTube, tag it with “tcpitch”, and then enter its information into our submission form. The deadline for submission is close of play Friday 3rd October.
When you’ve done all that, come back to this particular post on TechCrunch UK and leave a comment with a link to your pitch on Techcrunch Elevator Pitches so that we know who applied. All clear? Ok, go.