Partner event: Vator Splash (September 29 in San Francisco)

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Vator will be holding Vator Splash on September 29, 2011 at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Splash is one of the premier startup competitions and events where you can mingle, connect and learn from prominent angels, VCs and entrepreneurs. Women 2.0 members save 15% by using the code "women001" when you register here.

As always, 10 promising young high-tech startups will be chosen to present onstage in front of some 400 investors, fellow entrepreneurs and high-tech influencers. Applications are being accepted now. To apply and join the competition, click here.

The lineup so far includes Brian Sharples, who co-founded HomeAway, and led it through an IPO this year, Jim Lanzone, now President of CBS Interactive, after selling his company Clicker to the media giant last year. The venture capitalists onstage include: Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners), Josh Felser (Freestyle Capital), Mark Goines (Morgenthaler), David Hornik (August Capital), Joe Kraus (Google Ventures), Eghosa Omoigui (EchoVC Partners), Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures), Adam Smith (AOL Ventures), Alex Rosen (IDG Ventures), Bill Tai (Charles River Ventures), Rob Theis (Scale Venture partners), Geoff Yang (Redpoint Ventures) and more!

And, as always, you won’t want to miss the afterparty performance by Coverflow, starring Mayfield’s Raj Kapoor, Norwest’s Tim Chang, Blippy’s Phil Kaplan and Facebook’s Prashant Fuloria and Ethan Beard.