Apply to the Free Founder Showcase Pitch Competition

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By Jonathan Greechan (Partner, The Founder Institute) Are you a seed-stage startup looking for funding or exposure? Apply to the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, where previous presenters have raised over $20 million without ever being required to pay a dime. To apply for your chance to present on-stage, click here.

Any company less than two years old with less than $250,000 USD in funding is eligible, but the Application Deadline is Sunday, October 9th. To see our previous presenters, visit the new Founder Showcase Hall of Fame.

The Founder Showcase event brings together leading investors, founders, and press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup company to greatness. The 8th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th in San Francisco, and will be our largest crowd yet (500+). Guests will be treated to a Keynote speech from Michael Arrington, General Partner at CrunchFund and the Founder of TechCrunch, as well as an entertaining Pitch and Demo Table Competition.

Women 2.0 readers get 15% off with discount code "w20". This event has sold out the last five times, so purchase your tickets today here.

We are also giving away a free Demo Table ($395 value) to someone who helps spread the word. Just tweet a message with the hashtag #foundershowcase and the URL http://bit.ly/9OlVo8, and, on Friday, November 4th, we will randomly select one winner on Twitter at @founding. A sample message is "Are you going to #FounderShowcase on 11/08 in San Fran? @arrington is speaking. http://bit.ly/9OlVo8 via @founding"

For more information, click here.

Editor's note: Got a question for our guest blogger? Leave a message in the comments below. 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.