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Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, High-Value, High -Visibility Product Launch Event for Emerging Startups

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SVForum today announced that Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, the annual, high profile, product launch platform for startups, will be held June 4, 2013 at Microsoft in Mountain View, California. Companies …

SVForum today announced that Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, the annual, high profile, product launch platform for startups, will be held June 4, 2013 at Microsoft in Mountain View, California. Companies interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 should send an Executive Summary of no more than two pages to Launchsv@svforum.org by Friday April 26, 2013.Further details available at www.launchsiliconvalley.org.

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  • Here's an update: Use code LSV50 for 50% “early bird” discount registration for Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 and hear Ray Kurzweil, Futurist & Director of Engineering at Google on Innovations in Innovation, Guy Kawasaki on how to make your startup insanely great, Dr. Mike North of Discovery Channel’s “Prototype this!”, opinionated VCs on the future of Venture Investing, past Launch: Silicon Valley alumni on what they've achieved since they launched - and it's a lot! - plus 30 stellar new startups launching their products!
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  • 1. Call Issued for Emerging Startups to Unveil their Newest Products and Services at Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, Silicon Valley’s Most Affordable High-Value, High -Visibility Product Launch EventRedwood City, CA – Mar x, 2013- SVForum today announced that Launch: Silicon Valley 2013, theannual, high profile, product launch platform for startups, will be held June 4, 2013 at Microsoft inMountain View, California. Companies interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley2013 should send an Executive Summary of no more than two pages to Launchsv@svforum.org byFriday April 26, 2013.Further details available at www.launchsiliconvalley.orgLaunch: Silicon Valley 2013 is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the mostexciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generationinternet, life sciences and clean energy.“Especially in the current competitive environment, young companies are looking for affordable, highvalue, high visibility ways to introduce themselves in the marketplace,” said SVForum CEO Chris Gill.“Based on its central position in Silicon Valley’s startup ecosystem, Launch: Silicon Valley has longprovided a valuable entrée to the influencers, corporate executives, potential investors, partners andother partners who can help shape young startups’ success. For many companies ‘Launch’ has providedthat critical boost.”History of Success: During the past 7 years, appbackr, BLADE, Breakthrough, Data Robotics, Dayak,d.light.design, fix8, Industrial Origami, Jaxtr, JungleCents, Kiverdi, Kongregate (acquired by GameStop),MyShape, Smaato, SocialIQ Networks, tenCube (acquired by McAfee), Triggit, Trooval,Truemors(acquired by NowPublic), uTest, Vizibility, Yodio, Zuora, and over 100 other startups leveragedSVForum’s annual Launch: Silicon Valley event, to launch their products, raising over $145MM inventure capital, securing customers and partners along the way.Sponsors: Launch: Silicon Valley is once again co-presented by the early stage venture capital firmGarage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, and will be hosted at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus inMountain View. Additional sponsors include SiliconBeat, the Band of Angels, Life Science Angels, SandHill Angels, The Angels Forum, Cooley LLP, CallidusCloud, Global Media Strategy Communications,Halosys, Kaufman Fellows Program, LinkSV, VentureDeal, among others.Networking: Presenting companies, guest speakers, review panelists and audience members will havethe opportunity to network at the Launch: Silicon Valley pre-Event Party on the evening of June 3, aswell as meet on the day of the event to discuss presenters’ companies in more depth and potentialopportunities to work together in the future."Traction is picking up and were experiencing a lot of momentum with our automotive initiatives.Current automotive partnerships get us into the infotainment systems of ten of the worlds top automanufacturers (2014 model year), where we expect over a million installs this year, and 10 million by2015” Steve Echtman, Founder of HearPlanet
  • 2. How it Works: Submissions & Selections Process:Companies interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 should send anExecutive Summary of no more than two pages to Forum Launchsv@svforum.org by April26, 2013.Companies must have a product or service available as of June 4, 2013, but not introduced in themarketplace for more than a few months prior to the event. Executive Summaries will be evaluated byat least two members of the Launch: Silicon Valley Advisory Board.Selected companies will be invited to present on stage for 6-minutes, followed by 4 minutes ofconstructive feedback, from a panel of professional investors. The product and company “most likely tosucceed” will be selected by votes from the panel and audience in each of the six designated presentingcategories, including information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, lifesciences and clean tech.Affordable: The registration fee for companies invited to present will be $750 for SVForum Members,and $950 for non-Members. (Note: SVForum annual individual membership is $145.)The first batch of audience registrations, at 50% discount ($112.50 for SVForum Members, $192.50 fornon-members) will be available for audience members until sold out using the discount code LSV50,after which the next batch of registrations, at 25% discount, will be made available.For further information and detailed agenda please go to http://www.launchsiliconvalley.orgAbout SVForumFounded in 1983, our mission is to inspire engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs to expand therealm of what’s possible, by providing the education, connections and discussions that stimulate ideasand actions, leading to new practices, technologies, companies, and even industries.With the support of an outstanding team of knowledgeable, passionate volunteers, and an experienced,committed Board, we connect annually with over 20,000 engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs, atover 200 events, covering a wide range of topics from emergingtechnologies to product launch, andbeyond. For further information, visit www.svforum.org.About Garage Technology VenturesGarage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in PaloAlto, California, with investors that include Thomas Weisel Partners and CalPERS, the California PublicEmployees Retirement System. Garage is focused on investing in emerging technology startups in theWestern U.S. For more information about Garage, visit http://www.garage.comMedia Contact: Jeff Lettes, Communications Director, SVForum& CEO, Global Media StrategyCommunicationsTel: 408 406 1161Email: jlettes@globalmediastrategy.com

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