MobiTechFest AMERICAS East : APPLY TO PRESENT
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS, FEES, DEADLINES & TERMS
Update : April 30 - Presenting Companies Selected. Not seeking any new submissions
APPLICATION DEADLINE : APRIL 20, 2011
COMPANIES WILL MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA
Market Opportunity of $500M to $1B+ | Revenue Potential of $50 - $100M in 3-5 years| Well articulated strategy for market dominance | Strong barriers to entry and IP protection | Key management in place| Capital needs of upto $2M Seed Stage), $5M - $7M (Series-A) OR under $20M (for late stage) | Product released or in beta | Customer traction| Demonstrable exit strategy for investors
HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS
Since MobiTechFest is a venture conference, you MUST be a company seeking funding. And you must have your submission materials ready for us - executive summary(template) AND investor presentation. The Executive summary must be in our template, but the investor pitch can be any format or even incomplete. The more we know about your business or idea's merit and investment appeal, the better it is and it increases your chance of selection. Please email your investor presentation materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the submission is complete, there's a three-stage selection process including screening, 1x1 interviews and then ranking of the finalists resulting in the 12-14presenting companies.
Application Deadline : April 20, 2011
Finalists Announcement : April 27, 2011
Print-ready Exec Summaries Due : May 3, 2011
Coaching & Dry-runs : May 2-6 ,
Live Dry-run : May 11, 2011 (Boston)
Venture Conference: May 12, 2011
FEES: There is no fee to apply, but those companies selected as most promising will pay $1995 for several hours of hands on coaching support both prior and after the event to increase their chances of succes (The fee structure is as follows : $995 after selection as a finalist - and before the conference and the remaining $1000 after first funding following the conference.) It is our stringent coaching process which has led 75%+ of companies who have presented to go on and receive funding from VCs and makes MobiTechFest stand out from other similar events. (Click here for feedback from a recent event)
Coaching fee covers coaching, dry-runs, registration for two attendees and investor follow-ups and introductions post-conference. As an alumni, you also get access to our global investor network with personalized introductions. You must agree to our coaching and dry-run process if you get selected. Please note that you must confirm to the fee, coaching process and deadlines in order to be considered for this conference.
INVESTORS: 30+ active investors will be in attendance through out the day. Each of the investor judges will also complete a detailed feedback form with specific recommendations on what you can do to improve your chance of getting funded which will be reviewed post-event.
BEST OF SHOW TO WIN PRIZE PACKAGE WORTH $50,000+
The judges will also select a "Best of Show" winner who will walk-away with a prize package worth $25,000 of legal services, courtesy of our lead sponsor Foley & Lardner and a prize package from CTIA worth $25,000 including an exhibit package, VIP passes to the upcoming CTIA Fall show in October 2011 or the Spring 2012 show.
CONFERENCE DAY - May 12, 2011
On the day of the conference, each presenting company will have a max of 20 minutes allotted for your presentation. This is split into a 15 minute formal presentation, followed by 5 to 7 minutes of Q&A, mostly from the investor audience. You'll also obtain written feedback from each of the investors that will be shared with you within one week after the event and a post-event followup discussion with Investorfest Media team.
Call us at (415) 946-4038 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM PST or email us at email@example.com