DEMO Conference Accepting Demonstrator Applications for DEMO Spring 2011

Conference Seeks Cutting-Edge Technology to Be Introduced to the World at DEMO

FRAMINGHAM, MA — December 22, 2010 — The DEMO Conference, the world-renowned launchpad for emerging technology, today announced its February 1, 2010 deadline for accepting demonstrator applications for DEMO Spring 2011, taking place February 27 – March 1, 2011, in Palm Desert, California at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa.

Partnering with premier venture capital firms such as Sequoia Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Austin Ventures, Greycroft Ventures and many others over the last three months, the DEMO team has been trekking the globe in search of the best companies to participate at DEMO Spring 2011. At each tour stop, 10 companies are given the opportunity to present their products and get valuable feedback from Matt Marshall, DEMO's executive producer and editor in chief of VentureBeat, and VC partners. Upcoming tour stops include New York City and Toronto, partnering with RRE and Rogers Ventures in mid-January.

"With DEMO providing such a distinct opportunity for companies to debut their products, we are excited to be meeting so many amazing companies on the DEMO Tour and evaluating the hundreds of applications coming in online," said DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall. "We're looking forward to selecting the next demonstrator class for DEMO Spring 2011."

Companies interested in applying to DEMO Spring 2011 can find out more about the process at http://www.demo.com/ [http://www.demo.com/]. To be eligible to launch on the DEMO Spring stage a company's product must:

Solve a commercial problem; Make an impact or change the marketplace which it is introduced or create a new market; Have a business plan and a management team capable of delivering the product to market; Make its public debut at the DEMO conference.

The DEMO Conference provides a unique platform for companies to introduce their products and services to the market. The conference attracts technology companies across every market segment and every stage in the technology product life cycle. In addition to the demonstrating companies, DEMO recently introduced the AlphaPitch program designed for very early stage companies to "pitch" business plans and the Showcase program is for companies already with a product in the market but want to participate at the conference. DEMO helps take each company from concept to customers by attracting an audience of powerful global press, influential bloggers, venture capitalists, serial angel investors and the IT buying community for two days of exciting product launches, panels and networking.

Stay connected with DEMO through the communities on the following sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference [http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference] LinkedIn: http://www.demo.com/linkedin [http://www.demo.com/linkedin] Twitter: http://twitter.com/demo [http://twitter.com/demo]

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/ [http://www.demo.com/].

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com [http://www.demo.com]

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation's top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

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