E2.0 Launch Pad Round 1: Twitter Pitch by 5/2

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InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

April 21, 2009

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The Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad is a great opportunity for companies developing new products to compete for the chance to present them in front of the largest audience in the Enterprise 2.0 community.Individuals and companies now have the chance to post their video pitches of the most interesting, desired, wild, crazy, and/or cool tools and technologies for consideration. Then, starting on May 8th, the community will vote for the pitches they think show the most promise.Take note of the participation schedule below and add your vote to the mix.

Twitter Round

Using your Twitter account, publish a pitch of your product or idea in 140 characters or less, but you must include the tag #E2L09. Links to reference material are allowed and encouraged:May 1: Begin accepting submissionsMay 8: Submissions closed and voting beginsMay 14: Voting closes and Sweet Sixteen Finalists announced

Sweet Sixteen (Video Round)

Pitch your product or idea in a one-minute video you will upload to the Launch Pad siteMay 18: Begin accepting submissionsMay 22: Video submissions closed and voting beginsMay 28: Voting closes and Elite Eight Finalists announced

Elite Eight (Video Round)

Pitch your product or idea in a two-minute video you will upload to the Launch Pad siteJune 1: Begin accepting submissionsJune 5: Video submissions closed and voting beginsJune 11: Voting closes and Final Four announced

Final Four (Live Presentations)

At Enterprise 2.0, the final four companies will pitch their product or idea in a five-minute video. Use of slides, video and demos are allowed and encouraged.June 24: The 4 finalists will present their ideas at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference on June 24th in Boston, where the audience will decide which one makes the final cut. The winning Launch Pad participant receives a free turnkey Pod (valued at over $7,500) in the 2010 Enterprise 2.0 Conference Sponsor Pavilion.To see which company emerges victorious you should attend the Conference or Demo Pavilion, so register today. Watch the official Launch Pad page for instructions on how you can post your video.Video Upload Instructions

  1. Create a free account on this page.

  2. Make a video of your application (preferably with voiceover describing it), or a video of yourself describing the application.

  3. Upload the video to the Enterprise 2.0 site

Voting Instructions

  1. You don''t need to log in to vote, but just one vote per person.

  2. Click on videos to watch them.

  3. Select the best applications by giving it a higher number of stars in the ratings block below the video.

  4. The applications with the highest average vote will move onto the next round. The 4 finalists will be asked to appear on stage at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference.

Please register with code CNACEB08 for 20% off a conference or workshop pass, or to receive your free Pavilion Pass. If you have questions about the Launchpad process or schedule, please contact Stowe Boyd, the E2 Launch Pad Head Honcho.

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