Spark.me has annouced the official call for the startup competition, in which the winning team will have a unique opportunity to present to leading investors and media at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 Startup Alley, on September 12-14, 2016.
The Spark.me Startup Competition aims to bring together successful startups from all over Europe, help them grow, and share their ideas with the world.
All startups founded after September 20, 2014, and those that have received less than $2.5 million in funding, are eligible to apply, regardless of where they are registered. This is necessary in order to be eligible for the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley.
How to apply
In order to participate, all interested teams have to fill out the application form here (scroll down to the form after you went through the rules)Â after which they will go through the pre-selection round.
Submission deadline is May 4, 2016, 23:59:59 UTC. Ten best startup teams that pass the pre-selection round will be announced on Monday, May 11, 2016, on the official conference website, www.spark.me, and will be invited to present their startup in front of an international jury at Spark.me conference.
The winning team will receive 2 round-trip tickets to San Francisco, hotel accommodation for three days (for 2 people), two tickets for the three-day TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 conference, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present and discuss their project with the tech elite – hundreds of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco attendees, investors and media.
Confirmed speakers for Spark.me 2016
In addition to that, all Spark.me 2016 attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the biggest names on the global startup scene, such as Jon Bradford (non-executive director of Central Working; director of the Bradfield Centre; co-founder of F6S and Tech.eu; the former Managing Director of Techstars in London), Marvin Liao (partner at global seed VC firm and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, based in Silicon Valley), and Dave Haynes (part of the investment team at Seedcamp, the leading First Round Fund based in London).
Available tickets with reduce price until April 11
Spark.me tickets are available at the conference official website, at www.spark.me. The full price of the ticket is 250€. However, all interested parties can take advantage of the Reduced Rate and get their Spark.me ticket for just 150€ or 70€ in the case of a student ticket, until April 11.
Tickets can later be transferred to another person (â€œname change), but they cannot be refunded. Student tickets are available to undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students 27 years old or younger, and to those who will graduate in 2016.
Spark.me, one of the biggest marketing/Internet conferences in Southeast Europe, will be held on May 28-29, in Hotel Mediteran, in Budva, Montenegro. The conference has been organized annually since 2013, by Domain.ME, a private company in charge of operating Montenegro’s national Internet domain – .ME.
Spark.me brings stories from the front lines of disruptive technological solutions, innovative business models, engaging branding strategies, and world-changing initiatives, and brings together business, technology and innovation leaders, marketers, startups, and geeks.