This Thursday: Austin Pitch Slam for Innovate!2010

in2Guidewire Group’s Innovate!2010 is making its way through Austin this Thursday, November 11, as part of a 30-city international tour to seek out the 100 most promising start-ups in the world.

Held at the IBM Innovation Center, the Austin Pitch Slam is an opportunity for local tech and communications entrepreneurs to vie for a chance at being named to the Innovate!100 list of most promising startups. You know the drill:  “X” company gets 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes Q&A time with judges, executives, press, etc.  Based on theG/Score™ rating system, one company will be named a semi-finalist.

The Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams are an ambitious undertaking from Guidewire to identify and support the start-up community from Colombia to India and everywhere (okay, 28 cities) in between. Like Innovate! we obviously think Austin is a hotbed for creative companies–so put down your tacos and Lone Star and come check out what your neighbors have been working on.

We’ve got 10 free passes to share so get in on the action by registering here using the code “StartupDistrict.”  Once those are gone use the code “I2010PTR” to receive a 20% discount on the $49 ticket price.

Full disclosure:  Startup District is a media partner for this event.

This Thursday: Austin Pitch Slam for Innovate!2010