I’m so blown away by the level of support we’re getting for the payola-free TechCrunch20 conference. We just announced six–yes six–new sponsors of the event.
This brings the sponsor list (roughly in order of committing to the event I believe) to:
- Sequoia Capital
- Mayfield Fund
- Fenwick & West
- Howard Rice Nemerovki Canady Falk & Rabkin
- Charles River Ventures
- Clearstone Venture Partners
I have to say I’m very happy that my friends at AOL have joined in!!! Really great that we have a positive working relationship even after I’ve left the company. I’m rooting for them, and I’ve gotten nothing but positive vibes from TimeWarner and AOL on Mahalo and the TechCrunch20 conference.
If you’re interested in sponsoring what I believe will become a legendary event where entrepreneurs can pitch their products without paying their way on stage ping me at jason at calacanis dot com. We obviously have removed the main source of revenue from this demo-style event (i.e. the companies paying) and we can only do it with the support of our sponsors.
Again, thanks to the first eight who’ve supported this event. My hope is that we get a lot of “two folks in a garage” on stage who go on to build the next Facebook, digg, delicious, StumbleUpon, Weblogs, Inc, Gawker, etc.
Also, if you’re going to buy I ticket I suggest doing that now–it’s another great way to support the event (plus there are not that many tickets!).