Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Solid 2015 Startup Showcase

Call closed 11:59pm 06/05/2015 PDT. Notifications due 06/12/2015.

New products, services, and businesses are emerging every day at the convergence of software and hardware. Companies are creating products never before imagined, exploiting new efficiencies, and building entirely new business models—in manufacturing, wearables, robotics, connected devices, the smart grid, and countless other areas.

Startup Showcase

Startup Showcase is a chance for early-stage companies in this new space to hone their pitch, meet investors, and bounce big ideas off the industry’s movers and shakers.

Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select the finalists from the submissions we receive. These firms will have a chance to present their technologies and tell their stories live at the Startup Showcase on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, where our judges will choose the best of the best. We’ll announce the showcase honorees from the Solid keynotes on June 25.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • To get started, complete our Startup Showcase application before midnight PT Friday, June 5, 2015.
  • We’ll select finalists by June 12, 2015.
  • If you’re chosen, you’ll receive two 2-Day passes to Solid 2015.
  • The winning startup will be chosen by our judges during the showcase, and announced the following morning during the keynotes.
  • You’ll have a space at the showcase happening at Solid on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to win over the judges, and pitch your company to hundreds of developers, founders, executives, investors and researchers there.

Please note that in order to be a finalist, you need to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 24. While there is no fee to apply, we cannot compensate finalists for travel or other expenses.

Submit your company

If you’d like to sponsor the startup showcase, please contact Debbie Holmgren: dholmgren@oreilly.com

Startup Showcase Exhibitors