Forty cutting edge, and never-before seen, technology companies will debut at the LAUNCH Conference on March 7th and 8th 2012. There will be two competitions held at the event:
LAUNCH 1.0 This competition is for completely new companies that have never had any press, public demos and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta.
LAUNCH 2.0 This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products, or significant new versions of an existing product. For example, if Microsoft, Google or Aol were to launch a completely new social network, that would qualify. Additionally, if Twitter were to launch a completely new interface--like they did in the fall of 2010--that would qualify as a "significant new version" of an existing project.