Seeking startups to present onstage at Vator Splash LA

Vator Splash is a must-attend high-tech event where promising startups are discovered, lessons from prominent founders are learned, views from blue-chip venture capitalists are heard – and wine is continually served. Now the popular event is heading down to LA.

Vator is looking for the most promising high-tech startups to present onstage at The Highlands Hollywood in Los Angeles. If you’re a startup that’s under three years old with no more than $1 million in financing, be sure to apply to the Splash LA competition today. It’s free and it’s great exposure.

As always, the competition consists of popular and judged vote rounds. Ten finalists will make the stage and get in front of venture capitalists mostly from the LA area, including Anthem Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, MK Capital, Rho Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, Walden Venture Capital. More to be announced soon.

We know the LA area is an hotbed for emerging companies — and venture capitalists are seriously taking notice. Rustic Canyon and Javelin Venture Partners are backing Vator Splash LA to ensure the event rocks the house.

If you want to check what will be the hottest LA event for startups, there’s still time to get tickets using the VentureBeat discount. Click here and use your VentureBeat discount code “VB25″ to get 25% off the ticket price.

In addition to seeing the top 10 finalists, attendees will also get a chance to hear two amazing entrepreneurs, who will share their nuggets of wisdom about entrepreneurship. Demand Media co-founder and SVP of M&A, Shawn Colo, will talk about starting hist company in 2006 and building it to being one of the hottest IPOs this year. He’ll also share his views on the future of digital media. Zorik Gordon, founder and CEO of ReachLocal, will share his lessons on building his company in six years to becoming one of the hottest IPOs last year. Zorik will also talk about his views on the future of local.

We hope to see you there. And, remember – if you want to get onstage, be sure to enter the Vator Splash LA competition, before the earlier applicants run away with the popular vote.

At Splash, entrepreneurs learn from leading founders, such as Zynga’s Mark Pincus, Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Peter Thiel, Twitter’s Dick Costolo, Pandora’s Tim Westergren — all of whom have keynoted past Splash events. Investors from top VC firms, such as Andreessen Horowitz, Anthem Venture Partners, August Capital, AngelPad, Alsop Louie, Arizona Bay, Bessemer, Blue Run Ventrues, Bullpen, Canaan, Claremont, CMEA, Crosslink Capital, Crosscut Ventures, DFJ, FirstMark, First Round, Founders Fund, Granite VC, Greycroft, Greylock, Google Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Industry Ventures, Intel Capital, IVP, Jafco Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed, Madrona Venture Group, Mayfield, Mission Ventures, MK Capital, NEA, North Bridge, Norwest, NYC Seed, Oak Investment Partners, OpenView Partners, Polaris, Redpoint Ventures, Rho Capital Partners, RRE, Rustic Canyon, Scale, Shasta, SoftTech VC, SV Angels, TechStars, VantagePoint, Venrock, Walden Venture Capital, and 500 Startups, and more are attending or have attended the Splash events.