Win a Media Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist Consult to Bring Your Idea to Life at ONA Conference

Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - The Online News Association (ONA) is looking for a few good ideas. Six, in fact.

ONA, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, invites you to submit your media entrepreneurship idea to "6 in 60," the demo-style pitch competition being featured Friday, Oct. 2, at its annual conference -- ONA09 -- at the Hilton San Francisco.

If you're creating new mapping technology, a super hyper-local site, a new mobile platform, storytelling-related tech tools, or anything cool and interesting in the online media space, this is your chance to get your startup in front of a panel of distinguished, experienced judges -- and to win one-on-one consultations with a venture capitalist and a product development expert who can help you bring your idea to life.

Who is eligible: Startups and new online media or media tool-set businesses less than 1 year old that have received less than $20,000 in angel funding (or no outside funding at all).

Who is moderating and judging: Susan Mernit, founder, Oakland Local; David Cohn, Founder/Director,; Mary Hodder, founder, Dabble and a new stealth start-up, and Christine Herron, Principal, First Round Capital.

To apply, contact Susan Mernit, For more information, check out the 6-in-60 session. To register for the conference, go to ONA09.

The "6-in-60" session is sponsored by Marketwire.

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of online journalists. ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association annual conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

Contact Information: Contact: Jane McDonnell Executive Director Online News Association