Our first ever TechCrunch Europe conference for tech startups old and new, Geek ‘n Rolla, will feature a pitch competition from early stage startups. You can be looking for funding, publicity or both. But you need to be a tech startup, less than 3.5 years old, with or without “seed” funding already. The emphasis will be placed on Web and mobile tech startups which can “scale” and perhaps eventually launch internationally intoother markets.
To enter you need to email TechCrunch Europe Editor Mike Butcher (er, me), with a one side of A4 text-only pitch, and also include the URL of you company/project/startup etc on CrunchBase(you can add your company onto it if it is not already there). Include: The market “problem” you are solving with your startup, your solution, your competitors, your team, and what you’re looking for (Series A round, etc).
Yesterday we ran a pitch training session (see the end of that post) with 19 startups who have all now honed their pitch to perfection (I hope) and all might (or might not) be in the running for the pitch. So there is already a fair amount of competition. If your startup is selected for the competition, and you have already bought a ticket to the conference, the cost of one ticket will be refunded. No startup with *ever* pay to pitch at a TechCrunch Europe event – all entrants are selected by TechCrunch editorial on merit only.
The deadline to submit your pitch is close of play, Friday this week (April 10).
Geek’n Rolla is sponsored by Viadeo one of the largest professional social networks in the world, and supported by UK Trade and Investment, as well as NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts. Not only will we be having a great day of fantastic content for tech startups, we are planning the mother of all networking parties at one of London’s premier venues, Cafe de Paris, kindly sponsored by Bootlaw. So get your ticket today. 200 people (already coming) can’t be wrong…