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Fluent 2013 Startup Showcase

Call closed 11:59pm 04/12/2013 PDT.

A new generation of businesses is emerging, creating a whole new ecosystem of products services, leveraging the tools and technologies powering the front-end Web: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, PhoneGap, and more.

Startup Showcase returns to Fluent this May in San Francisco, giving groundbreaking startups a chance to show their stuff to the world.

Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select ten leading startups from all the submissions we receive. These ten firms will have a chance to present their technologies and tell their stories live at the Startup Showcase on Wednesday, May 29; then the judges will choose the best of the best to present their business on the keynote stage at Fluent.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • To get started, complete our Startup Showcase application before April 12, 2013.
  • The Fluent Conference team will narrow the entries to a list of semi-finalists by April 15, 2013.
  • Via public vote, we’ll select and contact the 10 finalist companies by April 26, 2013. If you’re chosen, you’ll receive up to two single-day passes to Fluent Conference (Wednesday, May 29) for members of your company directly involved in the event.
  • You’ll have a space in the showcase to try and win over the judges, and to explain what you do to the hundreds of developers, founders, executives, and investors that attend Fluent.
  • The winning startup will be chosen onsite at the event.

Please note that in order to be a finalist, you need to be in San Francisco on May 28, 2013. While there is no fee to apply, we cannot compensate finalists for travel or other expenses.


Chris Wilson

Simon St. Laurent
O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Peter Cooper
Cooper Press

Brady Forrest


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