Do You Have What It Takes To Give A Realtime Pitch?

As we’ve been putting together our Realtime CrunchUp for November 20, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: there are dozens of startups out there all preparing to launch amazing new realtime products. We’d like to give them all a spot on stage to give the audience a demo, but we can’t because we also have to make room for a full agenda interviews, panels, and roundtables. We’ve lined up great speakers from Twitter, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Foursquare, Seesmic, Brizzly, Threadsy, Accel, Charles River Ventures, and more. We’ve even got the Hollywood agent behind Britney Spears’ digital strategy (see below).

So here’s what we are going to do. At the event, we will pick two entrepreneurs from the audience to give on-the-spot demos. If you think you’ve got what it takes to deliver a Realtime Pitch at the CrunchUp, when you buy your ticket opt in to the Realtime Pitch. Be prepared because you might be called onstage. That’s real audience participation.

We wouldn’t try this sort of thing with just any crowd, but judging from the caliber of the attendees last time, any one of them could have been on stage. Well, nearly any one of them (which is why we’ve set up the opt-in). If you’ve already bought a ticket and want to opt in, log into Eventbrite and change your preferences or email us and we’ll do it for you.

It’s always a good idea to keep everyone on their toes at these events. There will be plenty to discuss as we dig deep into specific real-time catalysts, such as mobility, geolocation, communications collaboration, stream filtering, media streams, and investment strategies. Please join us and members of our Realtime Board

Friday, November 20, 2009
Main Agenda: 9 am – 5:45 pm
After Party with StartUp Demo Tables: 5:45 – 7:30 pm

InterContinental Hotel
Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor
888 Howard Street, San Francisco CA

GET CRUNCHUP TICKETS NOW, courtesy of Eventbrite
$395 all-inclusive pass through midnight pst, Monday, November 16
$495 through November 20, subject to availability

The CrunchUp also provides an amazing sponsorship platform for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and networking attendees. Please contact Heather Harde or Jeanne Logozzo to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.

Bloggers and journalists can request a press pass by contacting Daniel Brusilovsky.


9:00 – 9:30 AM From RSS To Realtime: A Conversation With Twitter COO Dick Costolo

9:30 – 11:00 AM Roundtable: Filtering The Stream. Getting Rid of the Noise.

Facebook, VP of Product Chris Cox
Google, Google Fellow, Amit Singhal
Seesmic, CEO Loic Le Meur
Futurity Ventures, investor/entrepreneur Edo Segal
CrowdEye, CEO Ken Moss
Microsoft, GM of FUSE Labs, Lili Cheng
Facebook, director of Platform Bret Taylor
Thing Labs/Brizzly, CEO Jason Shellen
Angel Investor Ron Conway

11:00 – 11:15 AM Break

11:15 – 11:45 AM The Social Enterprise: A Conversation With Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

11:45 – 12:30 PM Where Is The Stream Going? Tomorrow’s Killer Apps (Demos)

Hot Potato (event streams, launch)
Seesmic (a special surprise)
Rippol (video streams, public launch)
Stealth Startup (RT news streams)
Stealth Startup (RT image search)
Realtime Pitch From The Audience*

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 PM Where Is The Stream Going? Tomorrow’s Killer Apps (Demos)

PlyMedia (new product launch)
StatusNet (DIY microblogging, launch)
Tweetmeme (new product launch)
Stealth Startup (live video streams)
Stealth Startup (RT social address book)
Realtime Pitch From the Audience*

2:45 – 3:30 PM Media Streams: Are These The Ultimate Marketing Vehicles?
DailyBooth, co-founder Ryan Amos, CEO Sean Rad
Hollywood agent, Robin Bechtel (digital strategist for Britney Spears, Warner Bros. Records)
more (TBA)

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 4:30 Geo Streams: We Know Where You Are, Right Now
Foursquare, CEO Dennis Crowley
Twitter, director of platform Ryan Sarver
Google, Steve Lee, Group Product Manager Google Maps for Mobile and Google Latitude
SimpleGeo, founder Matt Galligan
Hot Potato, founder Justin Shaffer
Mixer Labs, CEO Elad Gil

4:30 – 5:00 Can We Kill Email Already? All Aboard The Micro-Message Bus
A discussion with Paul Buchheit (Facebook/Friendfeed/Gmail) and Rob Goldman, CEO Threadsy

5:00 – 5:45 PM Where The Realtime Rubber Meets The Road: When Does The Serious Money Come In?

Angel investor, Ron Conway
Microsoft, corporate VP for Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Dan’l Lewin
Charles River Ventures, VC George Zachary
Accel Partners, VC Andrew Braccia
Facebook, VP of Platform, Bret Taylor

5:45 – 7:30 PM Realtime After Party