June 26, 2012 09:07 ET

DEMO Fall 2012 Accepting Demonstrator Scholarship Applications Until July 6

Demonstrators in DEMO Fall 2012 Also Benefit From the Opportunity to Participate in DEMO's Global Conferences in China, Brazil, and Kenya

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) -  The DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, consumer, social media and disruptive technologies, has announced that it is now accepting applications for DEMO Fall 2012, which will take place in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California, October 1-3, 2012. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 6, while all other companies looking to launch from the DEMO stage must apply no later than August 17.

Again for DEMO Fall 2012, 20 demonstrator companies who have raised less than $500,000 in funding will receive full scholarships, while partial scholarships will be provided to ten companies that have received some angel funding, but not in excess of $1.5M. Additionally, ten full scholarships will be awarded to student run companies for the Student Alpha program, sponsored by Microsoft Bizspark. These scholarships are available thanks to our dedicated sponsors, including:

"DEMO is dedicated to celebrating today's most innovative technologies and companies, no matter the amount of funding they've received, and we gladly thank our scholarship sponsors for their commitment to that goal," said Matt Marshall, executive producer of DEMO. "We look forward to seeing the advancements launched from the stage at DEMO Fall 2012 and have no doubt our scholarship winners will yet again raise the bar for demonstrators."

An added benefit to launching at DEMO Fall 2012 is the exceptional opportunity to participate in DEMO's Global Launch Program. Through DEMO's global presence, the conference provides global exposure via free access to the showcase program at any other DEMO conference around the world. Upcoming international conferences include:

  • DEMO China 2012: Hangzhou, China, Aug 23-24, 2012
  • DEMO Brazil 2012: Sao Paolo, Brazil, Sept 3-4, 2012 
  • DEMO Africa 2012: Nairobi, Kenya, Oct 24-26, 2012

DEMO Fall 2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of this semi-annual conference that brings together a global audience of press, venture capitalists and savvy entrepreneurs -- all of whom attend DEMO to discover, invest in, or launch the latest technologies. The conference covers the full range of the technology product life cycle -- from concept to product launch -- with a proven mix of six-minute demonstrations, 90 second pitch's from student run companies of new products and technologies; one-on-one chats with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs; stellar networking opportunities; and keynotes from some of the biggest names in technology. To assure companies of all size have a shot at participation at DEMO, scholarships as well as a tiered pricing program is available.

Visit to get more information on any of the global DEMO conferences, including DEMO Fall 2012, and to reserve your spot today to get a sneak peak at the headline makers of tomorrow.

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About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, Asia and Brazil focus on emerging technologies and new products 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 launch pad 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

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