Partner event: Founder Showcase (February 1)

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Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley's premier startup pitch and networking event, coming up once again on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Mountain View, CA. This quarterly event brings together over 300 investors, founders, and members of the press for one action-packed night to network, hear talks from leading CEOs, and help launch a startup company to greatness. This 6th Founder Showcase will feature a keynote speech by George Zachary, General Partner of Charles River Ventures. George is one of Silicon Valley’s brightest investors, having led early investments in Twitter, Yammer, Scribd, Shutterfly, and more. Guests will also see pitches from 10 hot technology startups in the open pitch competition, and network over food and drinks in a demo table area where many other startups showcase their wares. The event is designed to democratize access to Silicon Valley, so tickets are affordable, and the Pitch Competition is free. For more info and to register, click here.

Women 2.0 members save 15% on tickets with discount code "W20"

Want a free exhibit table at the event with two tickets ($350 value)? Help spread the word. Just Tweet a message with the hashtag #foundershowcase and the URL http://bit.ly/9OlVo8, and, on Friday, January 28, Founder Institute will randomly select one winner, announcing the person on the @thefunded account. A sample message is below.

- Attend the #FounderShowcase on Feb. 1 with @georgezachary. Meet investors and get your company funded. http://bit.ly/9OlVo8