about those changes for this year’s PITCHfest
contest, an event
designed to expose attendees to new, innovative,
online business, service or technology ideas.
First, presentations will no longer be limited
to business models designed to improve revenue on
parked domains. Second, instead of allowing judges
to ask contestants a range of questions after each
five-minute presentation, the judges will remain
silent and the next contestant will be immediately
ushered onto the stage. This will ensure that the
quality and clarity of the five minutes on stage
is maximized, exposing the audience to as many
innovative ideas as possible.
from the PITCHfest Contest at the 2010
DOMAINfest Global conference last January.
The judges will rate each presentation in four
dimensions: Creativity, Viability,
Originality and Revenue Potential. Their combined
score will determine the winner. The winner
will receive a DOMAINfest Global 2010 PITCHfest
Innovator Trophy and be featured in a press
release. The audience will also be allowed to vote
for the People's Choice winner, using a
real-time text message voting system. The
People’s Choice winner will receive a People’s
Choice trophy and be featured in a press
Peter Celeste, Senior Vice President and
General Manager of DomainSponsor, said "“PITCHfest
was a big hit last year and revealed some very
smart ideas. This year we’re extending the
boundaries of the contest to allow any new,
innovative online business, service or technology
ideas to be presented. Attendees at DOMAINfest are
Internet entrepreneurs who are always on the
lookout for new people to partner with or invest
in, so it makes sense to expand on what can be
interested in entering the PITCHfest competition
can find contest rules and an online submission
form at http://www.domainfest.com/PITCHfest.
The deadline for entry is January 14th, 2011.
On January 21st, up to ten finalists will be
selected and notified to start preparing their
five-minute presentations. The competition is open
only to residents of the United States.
the way, a discounted registratin rate of $1,195
for DOMAINfest Global 2011 is currently available.
That offer will expire December 31, 2010. To
register, visit http://www.domainfest.com/register.