Creative Convergence Silicon Valley 2013 Features Investor Pitch Competition for Startups

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Convergence Silicon Valley 2013 (C2SV 2013) has announced a VC Pitch Competition in which entrepreneurs will compete for an opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of leading Silicon Valley investors.



The panel is led by Dafina Toncheva, a partner at U.S. Venture Partners. Other judges include longtime Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Nat Goldhaber of Claremont Creek Ventures and Zaw Thet, a partner in Signia Venture Partners.

Startup companies may enter the competition by going to Conferences > Startups tab of the website or directly to and completing a short entry form.

Selected companies will present at the C2SV conference at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in San Jose, Calif.

To enter, a company must be six months old or younger and still majority owned by its founders. The product or service must still be in development, and funding requirements must be less than $3 million. The winning company will receive a startup package of legal, financial and consulting services.

The C2SV Technology Conference is an independently-produced, three-day event that will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28. It will open with a keynote by Internet personality Robert Scoble and include appearances by video game inventor Nolan Bushnell, social media expert Brian Solis, Yahoo! chair Maynard Webb, brain scientist and author Jeff Stibel and Iggy and the Stooges guitarist James Williamson.

More than 50 sessions will cover such subjects as math-based currencies, social transportation and the sharing economy, open source standards, organizational reinvention, business disruption, cloud computing, convergence, digital content creation, apps development and more.

The full conference schedule can be found at

Links to Bios of Panel of Judges

Nat Goldhaber  
Zaw Thet 
Dafina Toncheva

About C2SV

The C2SV technology conference takes place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from Thursday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Sept. 28. The music begins Thursday night and goes through the closing party on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at For sponsorship inquiries, please email

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