“Blowing up startups with design, data and distribution.” That’s what 500Startups is doing in the rapidly changing world of startup investing…And now, 500Startups’ cofounder, Paul Singh, will be blowing up Will This Float?, our platform for innovative startup ideas on Thursday, November 15th!

We expect an incredibly diverse set of pitches from a variety of interests and industries, but we will undoubtably have a few really cool tech startups. And since 500Startups invests only in tech, they are providing the top tech team a chance to pitch Paul for up to $250,000 in investment from their fund! This just raised the stakes for tech-based startups and innovators pitching their ideas at Will This Float?.

If you’re not familiar with 500Startups, they are currently the most active investors in the world. When catching up with Paul at Venture Atlanta last week, and he said that they’ve made over 400 investments in tech startups in the last couple years. Compare that to typical “full-time” investors who usually invest in three to ten deals per year…these guys are not “typical.” You can read more about their investment interest and philosophy here.

For details about attending Will This Float? or if you would like to apply to pitch an innovative idea in any industry to an audience of potential mentors, collaborators and investors, go here. Applications close on November 2nd. Even if you’re not pitching your idea on stage, make sure you attend this year’s event…it’ll blow your mind. Seriously.