Startups to compete at Fog World Congress 2018
|Christian Hargrave in Business of Apps Tuesday, July 17, 2018|
Startups to present their fog technologies to a panel of VCs for $25,000 in prize money and a showcase at Fog World Congress.
Fog Tank has announced that they will showcase innovators in fog technologies and applications as they take the stage with investors at Fog World Congress on October 3. The call for entries is underway for startup companies to present to a panel of prominent venture capitalists and in front of hundreds of participants at the largest conference on fog computing. The deadline to enter is August 15.
This year’s Fog World Congress will be held in San Francisco from October 2-3, with a pre-conference day of technical tutorials plus a research track on October 1. The Fog Tank is the closing keynote session of the conference.
Fog Tank is a graded competition where five finalists are each provided the opportunity to present their fog-related solutions/technologies on stage to a panel of tech-centric VCs. The finalists are ranked and selected by a 7-member judging panel. Each startup has 10 minutes to concisely present its technology or solution and describe its business plan. The VC panel will select one winner for the $25,000 prize that it deems to be the ‘foggiest,’ or having the right mix of innovation, biggest impact to the market and ability to execute. Interested parties can view the 2017 Fog Tank online.
“The response to Fog Tank from the greater fog community has been excellent,” said Sam Bhattarai, master of ceremonies for the Fog Tank and Director of Technology & Business Enablement, Toshiba Digital Solutions Co. “It’s a terrific opportunity for these early-stage innovators to showcase their efforts and for those of us in the field to gain insight into the mind-boggling innovation that is happening by these entrepreneurs. It also delivers strategic value to all early-stage companies as the experience provides insights into the mindset of VCs.”
Companies interested in being considered as a Fog Tank participant are asked to submit a short statement about their offerings and company. Finalists will be announced at the end of August.
Read more: https://www.fogcongress.com/fog-tank.aspx