Innovate!2010 searches for most promising startups

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Be part of Guidewire Group’s Innovate!2010 global competition to identify and promote up-and-coming technology and media startups. Guidewire Group is looking for early-stage companies that have what it takes to be named one of the world’s most promising startups. The top 100 companies will be featured in a prestigious list known as the Innovate!100 – and the best of the best will receive a share of prizes valued at nearly $250,000. In addition, every startup that applies will receive promotional exposure and free training designed to improve their chances of success.

Participating startups will be evaluated using Guidewire Group’s proprietary G/Score assessment methodology, which is based on our team’s experience vetting more than 20,000 startups for DEMO and Guidewire Group. Finalists will then be invited to deliver rapid-fire pitches in front of a panel of expert judges and audience members at one of our Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams.

Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams have been scheduled in over a dozen European cities between March 1 and March 29, and additional events will be held in the United States in the coming months. There will also be an online evaluation process for finalists that are not able to attend in person.

A few of the cities and dates where Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams will be held include:

• Barcelona, Spain – March 1 • London, UK – March 3 • Paris, France – March 4 • Dublin, Ireland – March 8 • Milan, Italy – March 10 • Tel Aviv, Israel – March 15 • Berlin, Germany – March 17

Additional dates and deadlines can be found on the Innovate!2010 application form.

We’re also looking for qualified individuals who are interested in volunteering to judge one or more of the Pitch Slams, and registration is open if you’d like to sign up to attend a Pitch Slam so you can meet and mingle with the finalists. More information available here.