Under the Radar is the Silicon Valley’s most established startup debut platform: a conference series organized by Dealmaker Media, covering business applications, social media, entertainment, mobility..etc.
The 11th Under the Radar conference in Mountain View, CA on April 24, 2009 will focus on Cloud Computing and Business Applications – well, that’s a fairly wide definition, and happens to be a perfect match with our focus here @ CloudAve, so we will keep a close eye on this event, and do our bit to help whichever way we can.
For now, it means soliciting startups to present: here’s the organizers’ CALL FOR COMPANIES .
The general criteria for all UTR events:
- Unique value proposition
- Ability to monetize product/business
- Large market opportunity
- Must still be considered "under the radar" – launched in 2008
- Company must be an actual startup – not a new product from a large company
(Hmm, having come back from the Crunchies I find the last two points really important – more on it soon.)
Typically 32 finalists are selected, who will present in a rapid-fire format (correction: American Idol format) – they are grouped in categories of 4 each, in two parallel tracks and each presenter has about 15 minutes. They get grilled by the judges and audience, and at the end of the conference the winners of each category are announced. Categories for the April event are:
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Business Apps
- Development Tools (Utilities, OS, etc…)
- Mobile Office
- Social software/ networks
- Sync (online/offline)
If you’re building a startup, meet the criteria above, will have a real product / service out by April, don’t hesitate: APPLY.
See you in April!