New Media BC announced this morning that the winner of "Best in Show" at their upcoming Fusion ‘09 Conference will receive a ticket to San Francisco as well as a three month placement at the prestigious Plug and Play Tech Centre accelerator in Sunnyvale, CA.
The Plug and Play Tech Centre currently houses over 200 start ups and has collectively raised some US $750 million to date. Companies selected for this program are each assigned a relationship manager who will help them access the available resources, obtain introductions to contacts and to help them line up pitches to potential investors.
During the 3 month placement, rent is deferred and there are no charges for access to a multitude of resources including networking events, access to strategic and corporate partners (eg. Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Intel, Best Buy, Qualcomm, etc.), access to service partners (eg. Legal, Accounting, HR, Intellectual Property, etc.), mentorship and coaching (through Plug and Play management, Executives-in-Residence and other advisors) and regular pitching opportunities with angel investors and VCs.
The Fusion '09 Venture Forum for Digital Media is on November 12th at Robson Square in Vancouver. If you're interested in a shot at this phenomenal prize, apply online now.