Vator is bringing its popular evening event back to the Big Apple!
Vator Splash NY will be held at Le Poisson Rouge in downtown Manhattan on Dec 5.
Many early-stage startups are sprouting up in NY! And, venture capitalists are starting to take a serious look.
Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, is looking to recognize and 10 promising startups across technology, including digital media, social media, consumer Internet, software, SaaS, iPhone apps, mobile, etc.
- Competition Organizer
- Local US Event
- New York, NY
- Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Competition Category
- Business - Local U.S.
- Technology - Other
- Who's Eligible
Entrepreneurs with seed- to early-stage startups across technology that have raised no more than $1.5 million.
- Important Dates
Event and pitch night to be held on December 5th, 2012 in NYC
- Competition Prizes
What do the top 10 finalists win? The opportunity to give a three-minute presentation onstage. A professional video of their presentation produced by Vator. A free ticket to the event, and discounted tickets for their network. Discounted tickets for future Vator events. A bottle of wine, courtesy Cult of 8.
On the night of Dec. 5, the audience will choose their favorite, which will be the People's Choice winner and the judges will choose their favorite, which will then become the Splash Winner.
People's Choice winner gets: Same as top 10, plus meetings with investors (TBD), a magnum of wine, courtesy Cult of 8; a demo table at the next Splash evetn; Discounts to Vator events; opportunity to be an online judge for the next Splash and other goodies.
Splash Winner gets: Same as above, plus an Apple iPad.
- Other Info
What should you submit?
Submissions are in the form of a Vator company profile. We encourage video as it gives us a better sense of who’s behind the company. But you don’t need one.
How do you submit?
Click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.
How to be among the top 10 on stage?
There are several rounds. The first round consists of a popular vote, in which vote points are also given, based on the founders' experience, investors of the company and recommendations. This round is followed by a judges' round, in which 15 to 18 top vote getters will enter. The judges consist of high-profile angels and VCs, whose collective votes and a percentage of the popular votes will determine the top 10 finalists.
Anyone who enters gets 20% off Splash admin and demo table tickets.
Check out our testimonials:
"At Vator Splash, I made great connections with a number of investors and had a number of follow-up meetings. We were able to raise our last round entirely from investors who discovered us from the publicity we generated from Vator Splash," said Jon Paris, CEO and founder of Astrid.
"Working with Vator, and Bambi, is a pleasure. She's really passionate about uniting great ideas with the right people. We actually tied for first in last years Vator Splash SF and as a direct result raised $150,000 from an investor who saw us pitch. TEEC Angels approached us right at the event and invested soon thereafter. Reuben Katz, CEO and founder of Geeklist.
"Vator has acted as a launchpad for my startup in terms of awareness and exposure. As a winner of a Vator competition, my startup enjoyed early traction and buzz. Vator has kept my business relevant in the minds of investors, entrepreneurs and potential employees. I've made many invaluable connections to the investor and entrepreneur community." Tim Hyer, founder and CEO, Getable.
"DogVacay.com won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!" Aaron Hirschhorn, founder & Top Dog, Dog Vacay
"Events like Vator Splash are critical for startups to generate awareness. We were a top 10 finalist for Splash LA. It provided us with an amazing opportunity to network and gain exposure to a whole community of investors and VCs. Soon after, we raised $3M as a result of the momentum/exposure from the event and the platform in general." Peter Vogel, founder of Plink.