Spotlight on Startups: Launch Pad

The Web 2.0 phenomenon has inspired a whole new wave of startups—companies that burst onto the scene with innovative and promising new technologies and business models. With Web 2.0 Expo becoming the center of gravity of the Web 2.0 world, it is a fitting venue for the launch of these companies. Carrying on the tradition started at the Web 2.0 Summit two years ago, the event organizers will choose approximately a dozen companies wishing to have their first public unveiling, of either the company or a significant new product, on the mainstage at Web 2.0 Expo as part of the Launch Pad program. Applications will be judged by a panel of venture capitalists and other experts, and approximately twelve will be chosen to debut in April.

Launch Pad is Sponsored by

2007 Launch Pad Participants

Launch Pad Alumni Companies

From Web 2.0 Summit 2006

  • 3B
  • Adify
  • In the Chair
  • Instructables
  • oDesk
  • Omni Drive
  • Klostu
  • Sharpcast
  • Sphere
  • Stikkit
  • Timebridge
  • Turn
  • Venyo

From Web 2.0 Conference 2005

  • SocialText
  • Rollyo
  • Joyent, Inc
  • Bunchball
  • RealTravel
  • Zimbra
  • Zvents
  • KnowNow
  • Orb
  • Wink
  • Allpeers
  • Flock
  • PubSub

SPONSORS

Diamond Sponsor

  • Etelos

Platinum Sponsors

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • AOL
  • Coghead
  • Cognizant
  • WebEx

Gold Sponsors

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ask
  • Cambrian House
  • Citrix Systems
  • Curl
  • eBay
  • Fast Search
  • Google
  • Hinchcliffe & Company
  • IBM
  • Impetus
  • Intel
  • Nokia Nseries
  • PayPal
  • Vidoop
  • Web2corp
  • Yahoo!

Silver Sponsors

  • Coradiant
  • Dapper
  • Denodo
  • effective UI
  • Egnyte
  • eSnips
  • Fatdoor
  • Fotango
  • JackBe
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • LongJump
  • Microsoft
  • MindTouch
  • n software
  • Octopz
  • OrangeHRM
  • Radialpoint
  • Reply
  • Salesforce.com
  • Socialtext
  • Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group
  • StrikeIron
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tellme
  • ThinkFree
  • Venyo
  • ZCubes
  • Zoho

Launch Pad Sponsors

  • O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures
  • Startup Capital

Media Partners

  • ACM Queue
  • Blogher
  • Business Management
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fast Company
  • Federated Media
  • Information Week
  • InfoWorld
  • ITtoolbox
  • MSDN
  • Network Computing
  • Nikkei Net
  • Online Publishers Association
  • Red Herring
  • Revenue Magazine
  • Technology Review
  • TechWeb Network
  • Topix.net
  • Wall Street & Technology
  • Webware
  • Wired Magazine

CONTACTS

Sponsors & Exhibitors
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Paige Finkelman at

Press and Media
For media-related inquiries, contact Dawn Applegate at

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