Demo at the 12th Founder Showcase, win lunch with Adeo Ressi

In a few short weeks, hundreds of early-stage startups will come together in San Francisco at the 12th Founder Showcase — Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage pitch event. Some will be competing onstage while others will be vying for the opportunity to network, test their prototypes, and perfect their pitch. While eight companies are guaranteed time to pitch onstage, Demo Table Startups are also given the opportunity to strut their stuff and participate in the Demo Table Competition. The three most interesting Demo Table Companies, as voted by the audience, get to present for one minute onstage to a judging panel, in front of hundreds of investors and press.

GigaOM readers get 20 percent off tickets at using the discount code “GOM.”

Past judges for the event include George Zachary, David Blumberg, Jed Katz, James Cham and myriad other notable VCs and CEOs. Their feedback along with networking opportunities and exposure at the showcase has helped launch several startups to greatness.

But wait, there’s more.

This year we’re mixing it up a bit, and in addition to the opportunity to pitch in front of the wealth of international investors, press and potential clients, the winner of the Demo Table Competition will also win lunch with Adeo Ressi, the event emcee.

If that’s not enough to get you excited, we’ll also have keynote speakers David Sacks (Yammer) and Justin Moore (Axcient) onstage to share their expertise, so reserve your tickets today.