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If you want to mingle with top venture capitalists and angels, who are funding the next wave of innovative powerhouses, join Vator Splash for Splash SF at Cafe du Nord on the evening of February 2, 2012. Ten early-stage startups selected by their peers share the stage with rockstar CEOs who share their secrets to success with the crowd of 400 startup CEOs, investors, service providers and bloggers.

Splash is an event that brings together blue-chip high-tech startup investors, who give you insights into how they think when it comes to investments. They’ll also talk about their investment philosophies in light of the new and abundant sources of early-stage capital. If you want to be recognized as one of the 10 up-and-coming startups to present before them and an audience of some 400 attendees, be sure to join the competition. Applications are open now!

Get your 15% discount on tickets by using the promo code “STARTUPWKND” here. The best deal is in the demo tables, which include three tickets to event and afterparty, plus signage and exposure at the event. As always, there will be an open wine bar, starting at 4 pm, courtesy Cannonball Winery, and an afterparty performance, starring Coverflow.

The two keynote speakers onstage are Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of Spreecast, and co-founder of Stubhub, where he served as CEO, building the company from the ground up until the sale to eBay for $310 million, as well as Aaron Levie, founder and CEO of Box, which is currently valued at a reported half-a-billion dollars. The VC/investor list includes Michael Brown (head of Twitter Corp Dev), Craig Sherman (Meritech Capital), Saad Khan (CMEA), Charles Moldow (Foundation Capital), Mike Hirshland (Resolute VC), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Sharon Wienbar (Scale Venture Partners), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield Fund), Howard Lindzon (prolific angel investor), Frank Artale (Ignition Partners), Josh Stein (DFJ), Darcy Frisch (Hearst Ventures), Shayna Modarresi (DLA Piper), and David Hornik will be back for another segment of “Late Night with David Hornik.” The online judges include Jules Walker (KPMG), Xander Mahoney (DFJ), Craig Stern (head of Corp Dev, Nextag), and Freeman Murray (prolific angel investor). And, of course, there is the afterparty band – Coverflow, with Raj Kapoor (Mayfiled), Tim Chang (Mayfield), Phil Kaplan (ADHD Labs), Prashant Fuloria (Facebook), Ethan Beard (Facebook), and the musician timekeeper – The Mule from Smule.

Interested in attending? Get your 15% discount on tickets by using the promo code “STARTUPWKND” here.

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