LA startups: Now is the time to strut your stuff, to show what you have been so diligently and passionately working on the last few years, months, weeks, even. Crowdfunder is kicking off the Fall 2013 CROWDFUNDxLA contest as a part of Social Media Week LA, and that means you have the chance to win a sizable chunk of dough to help your startup rise. Don’t worry, there are still 17 days left to enter.

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If you’re wondering whether you should take the time to enter your startup, I submit this wee fact for your consideration: the Grand Prize is $100,000 from Launchpad LA, plus an Investment Raise on Crowdfunder. Remember: Even if you think it’s a long shot, your chance of winning is zero if you don’t enter.

You can read the official rules and registration guidance on their website; the quick breakdown is this:

  • Enter your business on Crowdfunder;
  • Get people to “Follow” you (following = voting) – use that network!;
  • Top 10 selection: Chosen by a combination of popular and judge votes;
  • Top 10 do a live pitch of their startups for a shot at the Grand Prize.

Do you really need another reason to enter? I didn’t think so, but here’s another anyway: Exposure for your startup is never a bad thing. Participating in and fully engaging with contests shows you that have enough confidence in your idea that you are willing to expose it to criticism.

So go forth and enter – be bold, be brave, be unforgettable. Register Now