Each year approximately 12 finalists gather together with the Westly Prize community — selectors, Westly Foundation leadership, and a former prize winner — for Westly Prize Demo Day. The purpose of the day is for finalists and selectors to get to know each other in person and to celebrate and recognize the ingenuity, commitment, and community-mindedness of all of our finalists. This is not a traditional “pitch day” to win funding for a venture. The entrepreneurs are there to support and learn from each other and to share their authentic stories. It’s a great opportunity to build networks and generate serendipity.
Here are some scenes from Westly Prize Demo Day 2015 at GSV Labs.