On September 27 & 28, 2010, FreshBooks will be heading to Chicago for midVenturesLAUNCH. Over 2000 entrepreneurs will converge on what is the largest startup conference in the Midwest to see the latest web, mobile, consumer, and greentech products and services.
During the conference, over 100 startups will get a chance to demo their company, pitch their idea, and compete for $100,000 in prizes on the main stage. Hundreds of other startup founders and the startup-curious will get to shake hands with the people who could turn their business idea into business gold. It will be intense.
We have 8 tickets to give away to 4 teams. midVenturesLAUNCH is all about getting your idea out there. We want to see you practice your pitching! Fire up your webcam and make a video pitch on YouTube. We will give the four best pitches for yourself, your business, or your idea 2 tickets each.
Pro tip: Time is short. Don’t worry about videography. Don’t get a hair cut. Just pitch it straight into the camera as if you met someone at the conference. Here’s a good example. Here’s a less good example:
- Keep it less than 60 seconds.
- One entry per team.
- Mention FreshBooks once during the video.
- Tag the video freshbookslaunch2010 so people can find it.
- Email me a link to your video so I have your contact information.
We’ll pick the two videos with the most number of Likes on YouTube and the staff at FreshBooks will pick two videos based on the quality of the idea and the smoothness of the pitch. We’ll give two tickets to the creator(s) of each winning video.
The contest ends September 15. We’ll notify the winners September 16. You’re invited to get your friends to Like your videos if you think that will help!