Pitch Night for Startups

What is Pitch Night for Startups?

Pitch Night for Startups is an exciting competition designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to showcase their business ideas. It provides a platform for selected applicants to pitch their startup or new business idea to a panel of judges, with the opportunity to win prize funds. This event is specifically tailored for pre-revenue companies that have accumulated less than $5,000 in total revenue. Unlike other competitions, no business plan is required to participate, making it accessible to a wide range of early-stage ventures.

How the Application Works

To apply for Pitch Night, interested startups can submit an application (below) detailing their business idea. The application process is simple and straightforward. If your application is chosen, a representative from the organizing committee will contact you to provide further instructions and details. Applications will be considered for one event only. Candidates are required to submit a new application for each event.

Winner Selection Process

At the end of the event, the judging forms will be carefully evaluated, and four winners will be announced. The prize funds will be distributed to the following:

  • First Place Pitch Winner
  • Second Place Pitch Winner
  • Third Place Pitch Winner

Audience Favorite Pitch (This winner can be any of the pitchers, including the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners.)

In the event of a tie, a ghost judge will be brought in to determine the winner. It's important to note that there is no payback requirement associated with the prize funds. Even if you don't emerge as a winner, you can reapply and participate in future Pitch Night events. Please refer to the Pitch Night Handbook to learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria. Additionally, our organization will stay in touch with the winners periodically over the next 12 months to monitor the progress of their business ideas and the impact of the funds received.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your entrepreneurial spirit and take your startup idea to the next level. Apply below for Pitch Night for Startups and unleash your potential for success.