Speak on Panel/Seminar

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We have two types of speaking spots, investors and experts.   You can speak on a panel, give a seminar, and also judge a venture forum. All speakers receive a comp ticket. This page will explain how to apply to speak on a panel. Investors who want to judge the venture forum should apply here.

1. Speaker name and twitter handle
2. Company, title, email and phone number.; same info for PR speaker handler or assistant
3. Bio or link to bio or LinkedIn page and areas of expertise
5. Indicate areas of interest: early stage startups, mid stage, private, public
6. Indicate track from list below for your specific areas of interest:

Life Science and Physical Science
Biotech, life science, devices, diagnostics, drug discovery, health care, health IT, pharma, mining, Natural Resources, energy, Aerospace
Internet, software, chips, hardware, services, mobile, apps, enterprise, telecom, mobile, chips, semiconductors, SaaS, Security, networking, defense, aerospace, automotive.
Retail and Consumer Products and Services (Non Tech)
Consumer and Retail Goods, Products and Services (food and beverage, hospitality, apparel, home furnishings, hardware, retail, transportation, entertainment and media)
Because of the volume of submissions, we are not always able to respond to every person who wishes to speak. If you have not heard from us within a week,, please feel free to follow up with an email or a call.

Industry Expert Speakers:
We offer these types of speaker opportunities:

  • Keynotes recognized as leaders in their fields for senior executives
  • Fireside chats featuring in depth interview with prominent journalist
  • Panel discussions and roundtables led by moderator
  • Presentations and demos
  • Facilitate small group discussions after session
  • Case studies presented by vendors and end users

We consider companies at all stages – from Fortune 500 companies, mid-tier, startups with innovative technologies, and newly launched. There is no fee required to speak. Panel and keynote speakers are expected to use their platform to discuss the topic at hand, not make a sales pitch for their company, products or services.

We also offer sponsored demos and workshops where you can focus on your own products and services. Sponsors have an opportunity to speak and give a presentation. If that interests you, please visit our sponsorship page.

Our speaker committee will decide which sessions to place you on at our discretion. However, we will give priority to some submissions to select their session. If you are a professional service provider or vendor (such as law firm or consultant) or tech solution provider (like web services or software application), we encourage you to invite an end user client to speak with you.

For instance, if you are a law firm and have an attorney who wants to speak, you would invite your client to speak on the same panel. You can offer either on a panel or a case study showing the client’s strategy and how you implemented your product or service.

Here is how this works: You have a client such as entertainment property or consumer brand. You advise us of the client; we approve them. You then invite them to speak either on a panel or case study. If they agree to speak; you can speak as well. There is no fee and you both receive a comp ticket.

We consider these types of speakers:
• Academic and university professors
• Book Authors
• Business and corporate executives
• Service Providers-law, accounting,.recruiting
• Consultants
• Media and trade organizations
• Press, analysts and bloggers as

Here are some examples you might offer:

  • Attracting Venture capital
  • Developing a Pitch
  • Performing due diligence
  • Negotiating deal terms
  • Planning your exit strategy
  • Prospecting for Customers
  • Finding acquisition prospects