SVOD Winter’13 Conference – Dec.3-4, 2013

This year’s SVOD Conference theme is Nutcraker and Christmas!

SVOD’13 Christmas Party: December’s SVOD is all about Nutcrakers turned into Princes and Princesses – entrepreneurs and their innovative companies. Meet successful start-up founders who will share their experience on how to raise funding, work with angels and VCs, launch product, and fight with the “King of Mice”! Learn about the latest developments in their industry. Hear them talk about what’s important in building your business in the Valley, how to deal with “hard nuts”, come up with pivots and new “fighting” business strategies.

The Land of Snow Startup DEMO: One of the most important business sides of the conference is a journey of the Army of Soldiers in the Startup DEMO Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland where they are judged by the audience of judges – The Snowflakes.

Apply to become one of the 25 cool pre-selected companies – Soldiers, receive training and present in front of the audience of angels and venture capitalists (total of 60+ with the ratio of 2-to-1 entrepreneur-to-investor). The coach will help polish your story, define your strategies, discuss financial goals, and other important issues for the presentation.  You will receive a live feed-back both from on-stage judges as well as from the judges in the audience.

 Sugar Plum Fairy Game or Business Model Canvas Evaluation: SVOD introduces a business model canvas evaluation for the DEMO startups where each attendee gets an opportunity to be “in the shoes of an investor, evaluating a company”. This is not only a fun part of the conference, but also a great experience and opportunity to compare your approach with the approach of the best Silicon Valley angels and venture capitalists.

The Dreams Land or Social Startups: As part of SVOD philanthropy for Santa, we introduce a social startup panel with several social startup pitches participating in SVOD DEMO.  A social startup is a company that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being. If your goal is to make this world a better place, apply for SVOD Social Startup DEMO.

Pleasing the Santa – SVOD Conference is going GREEN: Save the forest! Go online and sign up for Bizzabo at Find SVOD Winter’13 to follow the agenda, and connect with your fellow attendees to start networking BEFORE the conference to increase your footprint AT the conference!

The Land of Sweets or SVOD’s Exciting New Programs!In the dawn of Christmas and the new 2014 year, SVOD together with Santa are bringing in Christmas Tree presents to its participants:

–       SVOD Alums Get Free Passes to SVOD Winter’13! All startups that ever presented at SVOD have one free pass to the conference and another one for the 50% price.

–       Santa’s “Pay-It-Forward Program”. Every startup that has pitched at SVOD Demo knows that attending SVOD is one of the fastest and the most direct ways to meet VCs and Angel investors, and to secure financing. There are countless success stories that have come out of the SVOD conferences. “Pay-It-Forward” Startup Assistance Program provides a tool for successful startups to cover the fees for the qualifying pre-funding young startups to participate in the SVOD Demo.

This program is one way in which SVOD demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of supporting and nurturing the brand new startups, which operate on extremely tight budgets.  By launching the Pay-It-Forward Startup Assistance Program SVOD hopes to continue serve its community and to expand its role as the catalyst for success and growth for many entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

–       Santa’s Presents! And of course, no Christmas goes without Santa, fun and presents, so we are happy to introduce a bunch of new exciting business games and programs with prizes at the end. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate, compete, and win your prize!


In addition to the two days of „open doors“, SVOD hosts a workshop for angel and early stage investors, venture capitalists, and high net-worth individual who wish to enter the angel/VC industry.

SVOD VIP Workshop for Early Stage Investors intends to dive into the best practices and rules of engagement in the Silicon Valley, provide opportunities to build partnerships, as well as DEMO seed/Series A stage US startups. Please see details of the program HERE!


SVOD offers unique networking opportunities that are not available at most of other conferences. Don’t miss the unparalleled access to some of the best entrepreneurs, investors, and gurus of the technology world. The bigger your rolodex, the bigger your business.


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