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One lucky female founder will get three (3) free tickets to the event, a space to show off her startup, and an opportunity to pitch on stage as part of the Demo Table Competition.

By Jonathan Greechan (Partner, The Founder Institute)

Join over 600 investors, press, and fellow startup entrepreneurs at the 12th Founder Showcase on November 7, 2012 in San Francisco – Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage pitch event.

Attendees will hear talks from keynote speakers David Sacks (CEO, Yammer) and Justin Moore (CEO, Axcient), listen to entertaining pitches from promising seed-stage startups, and enjoy drinks and appetizers. This heavily international event draws participants and notable attendees from all corners of the globe.

Women 2.0 readers save 20% on tickets with discount code “W20″ when you register here.

Want to get your startup on stage for all to see at Founder Showcase?

We are giving away one of our few coveted Demo Tables. One lucky female reader will get three (3) free tickets to the event, a space to show off their startup, and an opportunity to pitch on stage as part of the Demo Table Competition.

Tell us in the comments below in two short sentences what your startup does and how you can benefit from having a table at the Showcase. We’ll announce the winner below on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Don’t feel like gambling on your chance to score a table and pitch on stage? No problem! Purchase your Demo Table today here using discount code “W20″ for 20% off – they go quickly, so don’t wait.

Early-stage women-led startups welcome at Founder Showcase

The Founder Showcase is a great opportunity for early-stage startups to get exposure to investors and press. Some of today’s most promising female-led early-stage startups have presented on stage at the event, including;

Fashioning Change – Adriana Herrera founded Fashioning Change to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s most popular brands, both by offering suggestions for similar styles and with their new clothing line, KVC. The company has received widespread recognition and has been featured on Fast Company, Fox, NBC and more

Memetales – Maya Bisineer founded Memetales, an online marketplace for children’s picture books, experiences and merchandise. Memetale’s mission is to provide the best children’s stories in the most engaging and innovative ways, while making it viable and profitable for the creative individuals who create the stories. They recently received seed funding from 500 Startups and have over 80,000 app downloads.

Tripping – Jen O’Neil founded Tripping, a social travel site that describes themselves as a global community of travelers who believe in making the world a better place through cultural exchange. Tripping has been featured in numerous press, and recently closed a seed round from Quest Venture Partners in order to expand its reach globally.

Kindara – Katherine Bicknell founded Kindara, a fertility management platform that has gained national attention for its innovative and hands on approach to helping women overcome fertility challenges, all from the convenience of an iPhone.

Be Scrappy – Priya Sheth founded Be Scrappy, a website that connects people who need tools for DIY projects, and connects them with local lenders. The company has been recognized at multiple startup events nationwide and won Startup Weekend San Jose.

Women 2.0 readers: Want to win? Tell us in the comments below in two short sentences what your startup does and how you can benefit from having a table at the Founder Showcase!

About the guest blogger: Jonathan Greechan is a Partner at The Founder Institute, a global network of startups and mentors launching hundreds of companies per year in over 20 locations worldwide. He is also a Partner at TheFunded, the web’s leading online community of technology entrepreneurs to share fundraising advice, and produces the Founder Showcase, a quarterly startup pitch and networking event in Silicon Valley. Throughout his career he has advised hundreds of startups on marketing and PR. Follow him on Twitter at @jonnystartup.