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DEMO Spring Conference Unveils Diverse Lineup of Emerging Technology Products
Mar 19, 2010 (02:03 PM EDT)
65 companies selected to launch products and introduce their business plans and prototypes at industry launch event
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The DEMO conference, the world-renowned launch platform for some of the most notable emerging technologies introduced over the past two decades, today announces the spring lineup of 65 companies that will share their never before seen product and value proposition to the technology community at DEMO Spring 2010 on March 21-23 in Palm Desert, Calif.
DEMO conferences opens a window into technology's future and this year the event will feature some of the most promising new products and prototypes from a variety of different industries including Social and Media, Cloud, Enterprise, Mobile and Consumer Technologies.
DEMO Spring 2010 is also excited to have VentureBeat Founder and CEO, Matt Marshall, on board as DEMO's new executive producer, who has evaluated and selected leading-edge innovations to launch on the DEMO stage. In its second year, sitting alongside the demonstrating class of DEMO Spring 2010, the Alpha Pitch program will feature 14 early stage entrepreneurs and pre-launch mode companies that will have 90 seconds in the spotlight to share their prototypes to the critical DEMO audience. To have qualified for the program, each company must be pre-revenue, and have received no more than a seed round of funding.
DEMO Spring will take place March 21-23 in Palm Desert, Calif., at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Register to attend at http://www.demo.com/. Live broadcast over the web will be available through a partnership with former DEMO 08 demonstrator and DEMOgod award winner, BitGravity, for registered qualified members of the press. Qualified members of the press may request live viewing access via www.etouches.com/demovideo. Videos from live DEMO Spring 2010 presentations will also be available within 24-48 hours after each presentation on DEMO.com.
In addition to the exciting companies that will take the stage, DEMO will host some of the single most influential entrepreneurs, organizations and venture capitalists in the industry to participate in panel sessions on the key themes for the show, including Social and Media, Cloud, Enterprise, Mobile and Consumer Technologies. Matt Marshall, Executive Producer of DEMO will lead these panel discussions throughout the multi-day conference.
DEMO Spring will also feature an invite-only CEO and Dealmakers dinner. The evening will begin with a 30 minute roundtable discussion on the topic, "Building Companies in the Great Recession: Odds-Busting Stories of Zero to Exit," led by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer of DEMO. Matt will be joined by Brad Barrett, Investment Analyst, Capital Research Global Investors and Scott Stanford, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs.
DEMO provides superior networking opportunities to visionary investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry influencers. Back by popular demand, attendees will enjoy drinks, dancing, music and great networking at the annual DEMO After Dark Party. For the first time, DEMO will host a karaoke session and the winner will be presented a special prize during the closing DEMOgod awards.
Register to attend at http://www.demo.com/ and stay connected with DEMO Spring through our communities on the following sites:
DEMO gives attendees a social platform to connect with conference participants. To search and find other attendees, demonstrators, sponsors and press, visit http://www.etouches.com/econnect/DEMOSpring2010
DEMO Spring 2010 Sponsors
DEMO Spring 2010 Platinum Sponsors: BitGravity, BluePoint Venture Marketing, Boston Interactive, the Institute for Information Industry, Microsoft BizSpark, PayPal, Porter Novelli and Qualcomm
DEMO Spring 2010 Gold Sponsors: Comerica Bank, Connect Public Relations, Cooley Godward & Kronish, National Science Foundation, NEC, NYSE Euronext, Silicon Valley Bank, Symantec, TriNet, VCNetwork, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Strategic Partners include: VentureBeat, GuidewireGroup, IDG Ventures, The Demo Coach
The official DEMO Spring Live Broadcast Sponsor is BitGravity BG Live™.
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.
The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e–newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers. Media brands are in more than 90 countries and include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TechWorld/TecChannel, ITworld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. The company's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
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