TechCrunch 20: DEMO without fees (for presenters)
Michael Arrington and Jason Calcanis have announced TechCrunch 20: a merit-based selection of 20 compelling startups, who will get a change to make their pitches and gives their demos before an audience.
The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period at TechCrunch20. And they don’t pay a cent to do this. They will be selected to participate based on merit alone.
We are also assembling an amazing group of twenty experts to assist us with the conference. These experts will help recommend the final startups to present at TechCrunch20. And they will also participate at the conference - they’ll watch company presentations and discuss the merits of each with robust audience participation.
Confirmed industry experts include Marc Andreessen (Co-founder, Ning), Chris Anderson (Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine), Roelof Botha (Partner, Sequoia Capital), Mark Cuban (Founder, HDNet), Om Malik (Founder, GigaOm), Robert Scoble (Scobleizer), and Dave Winer (Scripting News).
Companies should apply here.