Startup Competition

  • The 2015 Pitch Competition will take place again during the Startup Conference on May 14, 2015 in Redwood City. Startups will be able to apply through AngelList at this link.

    2015 Competition

    *** UPDATE: all 8 startups have been selected and notified ***

    Earn your chance to pitch on stage in front of more than 1,000 people and launch your startup. Will you be voted “Best Startup” of the conference in 2015?

    The Pitch Competition is now open. To enter the competition:

    1) If you are local to the Bay Area, join one of the Friday open lunches with the organizers to pitch your startup in person (install the app and search for the next lunch called “Office Hours with the Startup Conference Organizers”). This is the best way to raise above the noise of the hundred applicants. This way, we can dig through details, ask questions and really understand what makes your startup the best.

    2) The formal application entry must be submitted through AngelList, by using this link. Early applications receive extra consideration (due to time constraints), so don’t apply at the last minute. The drop-dead deadline is April 22.

    Apply to Pitch Now

    If you do not have an AngelList profile yet, now is a great time to create one. You do not have to be currently looking for money to have an AngelList profile, any startup at any stage can create a profile.

    The competition will be fierce. Of the 100+ applications, the best 8 will get to give their elevator pitch on stage in the morning. The top 3 pitches will qualify for the afternoon VC panel, which will determine this year’s winner.

    Startup Demo Pit

    If your product is ready to launch, book a Startup Demo Pit table at the Startup Village. This is a great way to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, including some of the key influencers of Silicon Valley, whether it’s press, investors or power users.