Strata 2013 Startup Showcase

Call closed 11:59pm 01/25/2013 PST.

A new generation of businesses is betting that data-driven products can give them the edge. From efficient marketplaces to frictionless transactions, from better customer interaction to prescient predictions, from platforms that can mine vast troves of data instantly to catalogs of information available for sale, the startup ecosystem loves Big Data.

Startup Showcase

Startups that put data first aren’t just able to adjust faster and find their product and market better. They’re also reconsidering aging industries and ailing infrastructure, upending incumbents and breaking down barriers to entry.

Startup Showcase returns to Strata this spring in Santa Clara, giving groundbreaking startups a chance to show their stuff to the world.

Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select ten leading big data 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 Tuesday, February 26; then the judges will choose the best of the best live at Strata.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • To get started, complete our Startup Showcase application before January 25, 2013.
  • We’ll select and contact the 10 finalist companies by February 4, 2013. If you’re chosen, you’ll receive up to two passes to Strata Conference 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 thousands of developers, founders, executives, investors and researchers that attend Strata.
  • The winning startup will be chosen onsite at the event.

Please note that in order to be a finalist, you need to be in Santa Clara on February 26, 2013. While there is no fee to apply, we cannot compensate finalists for travel or other expenses.

Submit a Company for Startup Showcase


Renee DiResta

Tim Guleri
Sierra Ventures

Mike Dauber
Battery Ventures

John Jarve
Menlo Ventures

Brady Forrest
Khosla Ventures

Deepak Jeevankumar
General Catalyst Partners


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Media Partner Opportunities

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Press and Media

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