"Hand Up For Your Start Up" Scholarship Contest

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hands If you've been to Affiliate Summit's "Meet Market" or dropped by the "Startup Alley" at Techcrunch Disrupt, you've seen in action the concept of a one-day exhibition hall. At NamesCon 2016, we are launching our "Network Lane" on Sunday January 10th, from 12 to 6 pm.

Companies will have a high-top table and space for a retractable banner – and a ton of attendees coming through. Being a 1-day only event, the exhibitors are free for the remainder of the conference to attend sessions and events, ideal for smaller companies who do not have the personnel required to staff a booth in the main Exhibit Hall.

Network Lane enables newcomers, entrepreneurs and other companies set up at a high-top table, with a retractable banner to have an “up close and personal” networking day. It’s a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the NamesCon community, and given that it’s on the first day of the conference it will set everyone off on the right foot for the duration of the show.

NamesCon is sponsoring a limited number of "Hand Up For Your Start Up" scholarships for start-ups in the domain name industry. The goal is to provide exposure to up-and-coming products and services for companies who might not otherwise be able to garner the publicity.

Each recipient of the "Hand Up For Your Start Up" scholarship will be awarded a pro-bono space at Network Lane. All you will need to do is bring a retractable banner. You will not be identified any differently from paid Network Lane participants.

To apply for this unique opportunity, submit your answers to the following two questions by December 31, 2015.

  • What is your website?
  • What is the problem your product/service solves for those in the domain industry?

All applications will be reviewed by NamesCon and scholarship recipients will be notified on January 1st.

To be considered for a Hand Up For Your Start Up scholarship, please email your answers to the above two questions to: producers@namescon.com. The deadline for submission is Dec 31st, 2015.