Presents the First WEB 3.0 Event:                       March 2012            American Idol For Startups            www.Ag...
Virtualizing the Pitch• Give startups worldwide a platform to pitch the world• Bring new opportunities to investors• Virtu...
Start-up Idol: Let the Games BeginMission: To provide Startups both Crowd Validation & realTraction while helping them hon...
Participants receive a Chance to:• Pitch their Startup to Investors around the  world• Get access to Investment Community ...
Initial Steps: Screening Process1. Setup Startup profile2. Live practice x103. Publish best practice   session to profile4...
Sponsorship packages• Partner  • Daily Intro video and sponsor announcement• Premium  • Daily Wrap up Show• Gold  • 10+ 15...
Partners welcome everyone with the rules      and what to expect everyday
Rounds for Tournament  Round           Experience    Broadcast          Over       Dates                                Cl...
‘SportsCenter’ Style Round Wrap-up!  High profile judges discuss best pitches – end of each day
Winners Celebrated!Agora Adjusts the System and Starts the           Next Startup Idol
Appendix• Gamification:  • Audience  • Judges  • Startups  • Startup Fan Clubs / Fantasy Football for Startup Idol Fans  •...
Investor Response“This is an exciting new platform perfectly suited forbringing together innovators and investors. This to...
Presents the First WEB 3.0 Event:                       March 2012            American Idol For Startups            www.Ag...
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  • Agora startup idol March 9 - April 30 2012

    1. 1. Presents the First WEB 3.0 Event: March 2012 American Idol For Startups www.AgoraStartupIdol.com Launch at SXSW 3/9/12
    2. 2. Virtualizing the Pitch• Give startups worldwide a platform to pitch the world• Bring new opportunities to investors• Virtualize the Valley: New ideas, New inspiration, New deals• Leverage the “crowd” to validate strong ideas• Gamification of contest to build fan loyalty
    3. 3. Start-up Idol: Let the Games BeginMission: To provide Startups both Crowd Validation & realTraction while helping them hone their elevator pitches
    4. 4. Participants receive a Chance to:• Pitch their Startup to Investors around the world• Get access to Investment Community Elite• Gain global exposure for their company• Gain mentors and advisors for their company• Gain Traction for their product or service: Startup Idol will be a success if a contestantstarts with 1,000 users and finishes the event with 100,000 users!
    5. 5. Initial Steps: Screening Process1. Setup Startup profile2. Live practice x103. Publish best practice session to profile4. Crowd provides feedback5. Founders rate the crowd6. Bad ones weeded out through practice & feedback7. Top teams advance to „Starting 64‟ based on total Votes from crowd
    6. 6. Sponsorship packages• Partner • Daily Intro video and sponsor announcement• Premium • Daily Wrap up Show• Gold • 10+ 15 sec Video Spots• Silver • 5+ 15 sec Video Spots• Bronze • 1+ 15 sec Video Spot *I’m a VC Video by the FoundryGroup.com All Packages have different levels of Web Banner Ad coverage
    7. 7. Partners welcome everyone with the rules and what to expect everyday
    8. 8. Rounds for Tournament Round Experience Broadcast Over Dates Closed Practice Qualifiers Gamification Sessions 15 days 3/9- 3/24Starting 64 16 Heats 18 hours 4 days 3/26-3/29Enduring 32 8 Heats 9 hours 2 days 4/2-4/3 Sweet 16 4 Heats 4.5 hours 1 day 4/9/2012 Elite 8 2 Heats 2.5 hours 1 day 4/16/2012 Final 4 1 Heat 1.5 hours 1 day 4/23/2012 Think – Build up to the NCAA Finals
    9. 9. ‘SportsCenter’ Style Round Wrap-up! High profile judges discuss best pitches – end of each day
    10. 10. Winners Celebrated!Agora Adjusts the System and Starts the Next Startup Idol
    11. 11. Appendix• Gamification: • Audience • Judges • Startups • Startup Fan Clubs / Fantasy Football for Startup Idol Fans • Tournament Brackets Contests• What we are looking for: • Sponsors • Marketing partners • Media partners • People who want to be involved
    12. 12. Investor Response“This is an exciting new platform perfectly suited forbringing together innovators and investors. This toolpenetrates the barriers of geography and maximizes theopportunity for participation.I am excited to be a part of this leading edgetechnology. …. I like your approach.” Joe Asiala Confluence Ventures, LLC.
    13. 13. Presents the First WEB 3.0 Event: March 2012 American Idol For Startups www.AgoraStartupIdol.com Launch at SXSW 3/9/12

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