dewsqDigital Entertainment World (DEW), the global event focused on monetizing digital content, announced the prize package valued at over $74,000 to be awarded to the winner of the DEW Startup Competition. The packages imcludes:

  • A $25,000 investment from Manatt Venture Fund in the form of a convertible note.
  • Professional and business services from L.A.-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Philipps   LLP ($25,000 value)
  • A full year of free hosting service on Rackspace ($24,000 value)
  • An invitation to the San Francisco office of IDG Ventures for a two-hour consultation with senior partners of the firm.

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The DEW Startup Competition pits innovative startups with products and technologies that contribute to monetization of digital content against each other in a faceoff before a panel of top digital investors. The contestants will have the opportunity to pitch their latest technological advancements at the inaugural DEW Conference to be held February 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The 12 selected startups will make live 10-minute presentations on stage during the conference to judging panels of leading investors and VCs looking for creativity, innovation, need in the marketplace, strength of team and presentation, as well as future success of profitability. Following a Q&A session, four finalists will be chosen to present to a larger investor panel that will ultimately choose the winner.