Strata + Hadoop World Startup Showcase

Call closed 11.59pm 09/21/2012 EDT.

Startup Showcase will be returning to Strata this fall, giving groundbreaking startups a chance to show their stuff to the world. Here’s how to get involved.

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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.


Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly
O’Reilly Media

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson
Union Square Ventures

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 October 23; then judges Tim O’Reilly and Fred Wilson 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 September 21, 2012
  • Once we’ve received all the applications, we’ll review them and contact the 10 finalists by October 3, 2012. If you’re chosen, you’ll receive up to two passes to the Strata + Hadoop World 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
  • The winning startup will be chosen onsite at the Strata + Hadoop World
  • To be a finalist, you need to be in New York on October 23, 2012


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Stewart at

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities contact Kathy Yu at mediapartners

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