Mr|Ms Silicon Valley 2016 Candidate Application


The 4th Annual Mr|Ms Silicon Valley Competition will take place on August 13th, 2016 at the Fairmont in San Francisco and will once again showcase some of San Francisco's most innovative entrepreneurs and ideas. Contestants will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges comprised of notable VC's and Entrepreneurs, and an audience of potential investors during an elegant dinner. Results will then be announced at the after-dinner black-tie gala.

The competition is modeled after the real-world life cycle of a startup. In order to reach the final stage of the competition and have the opportunity to unveil their idea to the live audience, contestants will first need to complete a "Seed Round" and raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. The rounds are as follows:

Seed Round: Once accepted into the competition, candidates launch a campaign to fundraise for the LLS and sell tickets to the dinner and gala. The fundraising target is $1K per candidate, achieved through ticket sales, traditional fundraising, sponsorships, etc.

Series A: Contestants pitch their ideas, concepts, and/or products in front of a panel of established VCs & Entrepreneurs and a live audience. Previous years' panels included have Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and Founder’s Institute.

IPO: Audience votes based on the candidates' pitches.

The company with the most points at the end of all three rounds wins the title of Mr.|Ms. Silicon Valley.

All funds raised from this event will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient aid, and family support services.

Previous finalists have gone on to be part of Y Combinator, raised multimillion dollar rounds, gone on ABC's SharkTank and received unprecedented investments from the sharks ($1 million), won the MaiTai Extreme Tech Challenge Pitch Competition on Richard Branson’s private island, and more!

We look forward to having you as a contestant!

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