Do you want to present your company to over 300 information industry leaders and decision makers? Are you interested in finding investors, partners, or acquisition opportunities? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you should apply to present your company at the 2013 SIIA Previews.
For the past six years, the SIIA Previews have showcased innovative content companies, including publishers, media, aggregators, and technology plays, and the 2013 SIIA Previews will feature the 100th Preview Company!
You can view updates on all of the SIIA Previews alumni and apply to present at the 2013 SIIA Previews on the SIIA website. Browse through the alumni list and you’ll see companies that have achieved great success. Examples of companies that have been acquired since they presented at an SIIA Previews event include:
- Pubget: Acquired by Copyright Clearance Center
- Associated Content: Acquired by Yahoo! for $100 million
- FeeDisclosure.com: Acquired by Bankrate
- Keibi Technologies: Acquired by Lithium Technologies
- TutorVista: Acquired by Pearson
- Generate, Inc.: Acquired by Dow Jones
SIIA Previews Qualifications and Application Instructions
Does your company qualify?
To apply to present your company at the 2013 SIIA Previews, yours must be a B2B content company that provides content or content technology products or services (e.g., publisher, content aggregator, technology play) with under $10M in revenue and actual customers. Furthermore, your company must not have received more than a Series A round of financing and must not generate more than $10 million in sales.
How do you apply?
You can apply online. Nominations open on October 9, 2012 and close on November 21, 2012.
How are presenting companies selected?
Nominated companies will present a 5-minute pitch to the Previews Selection Committe via webinar during the first two weeks of December. The committee will identify the top companies to present at the January 30th SIIA Previews event during the SIIA’s IIS 2013: Breakthrough conference, which will be held from January 30-31, 2013 at Pier Sixty in New York City. The final five SIIA Previews presenting companies will be announced the week of December 20, 2012. Selected SIIA Previews presenters will have an opportunity to be coached by the Selection Committee, which will be scheduled during the first two weeks of January 2013.
What should presenters know about the event and their participation in the event?
Presenting companies will get five minutes plus a question and answer session in front of leaders of the information industry. The audience will vote on the “Most Likely to Succeed.” Presenting companies also have an opportunity to exhibit and showcase their product throughout the two-day IIS 2013 conference, and they can attend the IIS Reception where they can network with other IIS attendees.
When the winning company be announced?
The SIIA CODIE Awards event wraps up the IIS 2013: Breakthrough conference on January 31, 2013. The presenting company that received the most “Most Likely to Succeed” votes during the SIIA Previews event will be announced during the ceremony.
Newstex President Larry Schwartz will be a member of the SIIA Previews Selection Committee again this year. Even if your company isn’t a match to apply to present at the SIIA Previews, we hope to see you at IIS 2013: Breakthrough.
You can get all of the details and apply on the SIIA website. Good luck to all of the 2013 SIIA Previews applicants!