The 2013 Startup Pitch Competition is open, in partnership with Younoodle.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday May 12, 2013 11pm
UPDATE: we are working hard to evaluate all the pitches and hope to announce the results to the startups in the next week. Stay tuned.
The morning includes an elevator pitch competition. If you are selected, you will pitch in front of 1,000 people, on the main stage! And that’s just the beginning. Be ready for brutally honest feedback on your pitch. Then, if your pitch is one of the top three of the morning, you’ll qualify for the afternoon investor panel. There, you’ll get 3 minutes to pitch famous VCs, answer their questions and do your best to seduce them.
How hard is it to be selected? Last year, we received close to 100 applications. After interviews, we selected 8 to pitch. The best three were invited back in the afternoon, and only one was the winner!
- To qualify, your startup should have received less than $500K in funding to date and be less than 3 years old.
- Entering the competition is free (but you must be registered for the conference)
And The 2012 Winners Are…
Winner: Flipgigs - the one place for student jobs
Finalist: GZPoints – reward students with discounts based on their grades
Finalist: Daring – what are you looking to buy?
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.