DC ACM Members and Subscribers,
The Social Matchbox Startup Launch Event is an annual event held by East Coast Startup Founders, Investors, and Community Leaders to provide a launch platform for new web and software product startup companies to gain exposure to early adopters, major media, bloggers, investors–as well as to compete for a chance to win the Community Choice and Founders’ Choice awards from their peers. The Startup companies that have launched at the event have met investors, attracted new team members, garnered attention from major media, and forged partnerships. Event alumni include the region’s hottest startups from the last four years including Living Social, OPower, Cardstar, Groupsite, EarthAid, GeniusRocket, GeoIQ, Mixx, 410 Labs, Ring.io, Social Gaming Network, Tap Metrics, and scores of others. This is not a demo night, presenters are chosen from among hundreds of startups that are launching publicly for the first time and are closely scrutinized by a steering committee.
DC ACM Members can use discount code “DCACM” to get 35% off the $25 Registration fee. The first 10 DC ACM readers can register free using code “dcacmfree”.
Thanks to event anchor sponsors in 2011 which include Pillsbury LLC, Grotech Ventures, and staffmagnet, LLC, there will be open bar and complimentary food prior to presentations and during intermission. Community Partners & Sponsors include: the DC Association for Computing Machinery, The University of Maryland’s Mtech Venture Accelerator Program & Terp Startup Lab, The George Mason University Mason Enterprise Center, The George Washington University Office of Entrepreneurship, The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Maryland, DCTechEvents.com, FounderCorps, and Intridea, Inc.
Sponsors are the only service providers allowed into Social Matchbox. Attendees typically include the following types of people: Design & User Experience, Ecommerce, Mobile (e.g. Android, iPhone), Online Marketing, Natural Language Processing, Product Management, Search, Social Networking, Software Engineering, and Web 2.0.
For more information about Social Matchbox visit: http://www.socialmatchbox.com today.