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PyCon Startup Row 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
One of our most successful experiments last year was Startup Row. We knew that a lot of startups used Python, but we were astounded and excited to see the number and quality of new companies that were eager to participate at PyCon and show off what they were doing.

At PyCon itself, we got a lot of comments from attendees that Startup Row was their favorite part of the Expo Hall. From meeting and talking with the founders of so many great companies, it was obvious that they would go far. A number of them have even grown into full sponsors this year (congratulations Eldarion, DotCloud, and Olark!).

This year, we have our eye on the startup world even more. With Paul Graham of YCombinator as a keynote speaker, and PyCon being held right in the heart of Silicon Valley, it seemed right to bring back Startup Row for PyCon 2012.

We will be highlighting some of the most promising new companies that are using Python to build their businesses - including possibly yours. If your startup uses Python, we want to hear about it - and you could be one of the startups that gets featured on Startup Row at PyCon 2012.

Here are the rules:
  • Seed stage only. For purposes of startup row, that means less than $100K in outside funding or, if self-funded, less than 18 months old.
  • You must use Python somewhere in your startup. Backend, frontend, testing, wherever.
  • No repeats. If you were on startup row last year, your startup is not eligible. We want to give a chance to as many startups as possible.
  • If you are accepted, you must guarantee your attendance for at least the Expo Hall hours on your appointed day. We will work with you as to which day is better for you.

Here are the selection criteria:
  • Interesting technology. Are you doing something hard or unique? Tell us about it.
  • Traction and reach. Are you affecting a lot of people? How?
  • Concept. Are you changing the world? Disrupting an industry? Solving a problem? Sometimes you see what a company is doing and your jaw drops. If that is your startup, we want to hear from you.
Do you want your startup to be on Startup Row? You can apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PyCon-2012-Startup-Row

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by February 10, 2012.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Submissions are due Feb 10, 2012 (not 2011), presumably?

Anonymous said...

When do applicants know if they got in?

Brian Curtin said...

We're looking to announce the selected applicants within the next 48 hours.

 

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