Now that summer’s over, we’re back to the full swing of things and starting our SlideShare upload campaigns again! This month’s contest: My Startup Story. And we have a bonus this time, too — a panel of celebrity judges, who will each select a winner!
THE CONTEST: Every person, product, team and company started somewhere — tell us that story. What were your beginnings and how did you get to where you are now? What were the challenges, turning points, aha moments and lessons learned? Be creative — this could be the story of how a team came together, how a product evolved or how you became the person you are today — but the emphasis is on telling a good story about the startup of ____.
HOW TO ENTER: Upload your startup story by Sept. 30, 2013 and make sure to tag it MyStartupStory.
HOW TO WIN: We’ll have five winners this month, and each winner will get a free SlideShare PRO account. The first way to win is to garner the most number of cumulative social shares on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. We’ll also have four celebrity judges picking their favorite stories. The judges — all stars in the startup scene — are (pictured left to right):
- -Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups
- -Hunter Walk, partner at Homebrew VC
- -Guy Kawasaki, author and special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google
- -Douglas Crets, editor at Microsoft BizSpark
Don’t forget you win bragging rights, too!
Need some inspiration for your presentation? Here are some examples (view all submissions on the My Startup Story page):
Once you upload, don’t forget to share your SlideShare on your social media channels, embed it on other sites and get others to like it and do the same. Share and like your favorite My Startup Stories, too.
Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your startup story!