CROWDSTART LV Brings a $500,000 Investment Opportunity to the Las Vegas Startup Community

Right now startups are receiving funding on Crowdfunder by winning the votes and support of the crowd. You can participate and help choose the startups that get funded, or be one of the startups that could win funding, by being on Crowdfunder today.

CROWDSTART LA, the first crowdsourced startup contest, just finished off with a successful live pitch event where one of the ten finalists – Divshot, a former Startup Weekend born startup – took home a $25,000 investment prize.

Up next, Crowdfunder has partnered with the Vegas Tech Fund to bring CROWDSTART LV – a startup contest just like CROWDSTART LA, where startups create profiles on Crowdfunder and attract supporters/votes to compete for a chance at pitching VCs and Angels at a live pitch event. The Vegas Tech Fund is putting a $500,000 investment opportunity for the winner of the contest. Read more here.

CROWDSTART LV officially kicked off this past weekend during Startup Weekend Las Vegas, where 80 entrepreneurs formed 12 teams, and within 54 hours launched a dozen startup businesses. The winner of the Weekend, Launch Key, also received a custom package prize from Crowdfunder that includes company profile built by Crowdfunder with video, pitch deck, strategic business planning and consultation, in addition to being instantly entered into the contest.

How To Participate In CROWDSTART LV

It couldn’t be easier to be a part of CROWDSTART LV. All you have to do is join crowdfunder.

If you’re a startup, enter here and create your company profile if you haven’t already.

If you’re someone who loves entrepreneurship… then start rating, commenting on to give feedback and press the ‘Support’ button on your favorite company’s profile to Support the startups you think are best on Crowdfunder now.

Here are more details on CROWDSTART LV:

Eligibility:
Anyone is eligible to enter. Please note that the winner must relocate to Las Vegas to qualify for the investment prize.

Startup Founders: Create a profile on Crowdfunder for a chance to win up to $500,000 in funding.
Find out more details and enter the contest here. Create your company’s profile soon so that you have enough time to win crowd support and attract the judge’s attention.

Here’s a FAQ to help you with your profile: http://crowdfunder.com/how-it-works

Want to help great companies succeed?
Simply sign up on crowdfunder and get to know the exciting startups on our platform. Contribute as a supporter and connect with the startups you believe in. Vote and share your comments and suggestions.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

August 24th: CROWDSTART LV will close submissions at 11:59 pm GMT on August 24, 2012.
August 31st: Finalists for CROWDSTART LV will be announced. A full list of finalists will be available on www.crowdfunder.com.
September 13th: The 10 finalists companies arrive in Las Vegas and participate in a daylong event with VTF.
September 14th: The 10 finalist companies will participate in our live event in Las Vegas where the companies will pitch to a panel of judges.

Ready? Go! Create your profile and participate in the CROWDSTART LV Startup Contest.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please get in touch with us at info@crowdfunder.com

Thanks!

-The Crowdfunder Team

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