SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Web 2.0 Expo New York announces 22 finalists for this year's Startup Showcase. The event highlights the startup ecosystem's creativity and variety, giving conference attendees and judges Joanne Wilson and Mo Koyfman a chance to vote on their favorites and give feedback. Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O' Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb continues its tradition of inspiring and educating the tech industry by providing unparalleled program content and valuable networking opportunities. Web 2.0 Expo New York is happening at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, October 10-13, 2011.
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Web 2.0 Expo Startup Showcase takes place on October 12 at 5:20p. Finalists include:
"The Startup Showcase was a major success last year, prompting us to bring it back again," said Sarah Milstein, Web 2.0 Expo Co-Chair and UBM TechWeb General Manager. "The proposals were very competitive, and we're please to offer a platform for startups who are poised for more exposure."
Web 2.0 Expo focuses on local companies from the growing New York tech scene and also features startups from other emerging tech markets. Attendees will have 60 minutes to see the product demos. As they walk around, attendees will vote on their favorites. At the end of the hour, investor Joanne Wilson and Mo Koyfman, Principal at Spark Capital, will announce top picks and the audience favorite. These three startups will each give a one-minute pitch and will have a short time onstage to get the judges' feedback. The Startup Showcase happens Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:20.
This year's Web 2.0 Expo will reveal the key pieces of the digital economy and the ways to leverage important ideas for success. This year's keynote speakers include Baratunde Thurston of The Onion; Shelly Bernstein; of the Brooklyn Museum; Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures; Eric Ries of The Lean Startup; Rachel Sterne of the City of New York; Siobahn Quinn of Foursquare; Ben Fried of Google; and many more. Also at Web 2.0 Expo this year, Ignite, sponsored by IBM, will give attendees a fun evening of speed presentations. And be sure not to miss the Web 2.0 Expo Official Opening Party, hosted by Visa, which will bring the community together for an evening of drinks, food, and mingling with builders of the next-generation web.
Web 2.0 Expo in New York welcomes sponsors such as Visa, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft, IBT – The Real-Time Web Co., Softlayer, Elastic Path Software, Litle & Co., Plimus, Research In Motion, Quest Software, EffectiveUI, dynaTrace, FireHost, and Yottaa. In addition, Web 2.0 Expo New York features an expo show floor, showcasing the latest web 2.0 tools and technologies. For a full exhibitor listing, visit:
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