“Speed Date a VC” at Startup Riot

Startup Riot is all about supporting little startups with big ideas. We thought that as a sponsor we could spread some VC love to those entrepreneurs in attendance. TokBox will be hosting “Speed Date a VC” from our Startup Riot booth powered by our speed-dating partner, WinkVid. Now every entrepreneur attending Startup Riot will have the chance to win a pitch spot.

Speed-dates will occur between  2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on February 16th. Six entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch two top-notch investors for four minutes each:

Kevin Hartz: Founder & CEO of Eventbrite, Entrepreneur & Investor

Scott Friend: Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

So how exactly do you get one of these coveted spots? First, you’ll need to be in attendance at Startup Riot – having a presentation slot at the event isn’t a requirement. If you really, really, really want to get our attention, integrate OpenTok into your product – it doesn’t need to be perfect! Find a creative way to make it work for your startup. Best of all, OpenTok is free.

To apply for a “Speed-date a VC” spot, send the following information to startupriot[at]tokbox.com:

1)   Full name

2)   Contact information (number, email)

3)   A 200 word max description of your startup

The submission deadline is February 14th at 11:59 pm PST. Speed date spots won’t be handed out on a first come first serve basis, so take the extra time to give OpenTok a whirl and you’ll get preferential treatment 🙂 We look forward to seeing what you come up with! If you have any questions, just shoot a note to startupriot[at]tokbox.com.

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