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Startup Pitch Competition

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Want to enter the competition?

Entry Requirements/Guidelines

  • Product launched in the last 12 months OR to be launched in the next 60 days
  • Must have raised less than $1 Million in funding from third-party investors
  • Must be currently raising a round higher than $500,000
  • Must be a registered entity in the United States
  • One presenter per startup will be invited to pitch if selected
  • Female and minority founders are highly encouraged to apply
  • Application does not guarantee final selection
  • Applicants will be invited for a pre-selection screening session
  • The decision of screening committee will be communicated within 48 hours following the screening session
  • The winner will be selected by the panel of judges and their decision shall be final


Apply to pitch your solutions before investor judges


(Application Deadline - Nov 20)

About the event

A virtual pitch competition that will feature early-stage startup founders pitching their businesses before our panel of esteemed investor judges. Every pitch will be followed by a round of questions to the presenting founder from the judges.

At the end of the event, the judges will pick a winner from among the presenting startups. The winning startup will receive $10,000 in in-kind services. With prominent early-stage angel investors, VCs, and Family Offices in attendance, this event is a fantastic opportunity for the participating startups.

  • NOV 23, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
About us

PAST PANEL OF JUDGES

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CHELSEA BURNS
PRINCIPAL
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Chelsea Burns is Founder of Escaladora Ventures, a company that invests in the booming rock climbing sector. Currently she is part owner of Pura Roca, an indoor climbing gym in San Pedro, Costa Rica. In addition to climbing, Chelsea’s main passion focuses on natural resource management. She has a decade of experience working in the water and energy efficiency space. Previously she was the COO of Urban Energy Group, an ESCO that finances and installs LED lighting projects across Washington State. Chelsea holds dual BAs in International Relations and Anthropology and dual MAs in International Relations and Natural Resources & Sustainable Development. She lives in Seattle with her husband and dog, Rusty.

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TOM WELLS
PRESIDENT & CEO
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Tom Wells has more than 25 years of operational experience leading senior management teams to maximize the execution of goals and to build shareholder value. Prior to 2013, Mr. Wells owned and operated Wells Manufacturing Company, the only producer of continuous cast iron in North America and the largest in the world. He sold the company in December 2012 and is now CEO of WMC Holdings, his family office formed to manage investments with particular focus on private equity and venture capital. Mr. Wells earned his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and his Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Past Competing Startups

ALONZO BLACK

FOUNDER & OWNER & CEO

YASH DAFTARY

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

WILL CIOLINO

CEO

DEVON OAKLEY

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

JAMES MOREL

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

AGENDA

NOV 23, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
11:00 AM to 11:05 AM CHECK IN & WELCOME NOTE
11:05 AM to 11:10 AMKIWITECH INTRODUCTION
11:10 AM to 11:55 AM STARTUP PITCHES
11:55 AM to 12:00 PMWINNER ANNOUNCEMENT