Glendale Tech Week’s Pitchfest brings extraordinary startups, VCs, angel investors, notable CEOs and keynote speakers together under one roof. Companies selected to participate in Pitchfest will compete for a grand prize in front of a live audience, angel investors and VC judges on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
DeadLine to Apply: August 18, 2019
Each company will have 6 minutes to complete their pitch, followed by three minutes for Q&A. Companies selected to participate will also have an opportunity to attend an advance coaching session with the judges in an effort to perfect their pitch decks and address any pre-presentation questions. All participating companies will be invited to the closing reception later that evening where the winner will be announced.
Startups with zero-to-nominal revenues
Founder must present
OPEN TO ALL; applicants need not be based in Glendale
2019 Grand Prize
The grand prize is comprised of a suite of essential professional services for young startups, including:
Access to leadership expertise, strategic guidance, and assistance with valuation provided by partners at Black Diamond Ventures valued at $2,500,
3 months of complimentary office space for a small team at Industrious Glendale valued at $6,100,
Setup of 3 digital media channels for marketing, competitive analysis of digital marketing strategy, and running and optimizing a digital marketing campaign for 3 months with $500 of media spend per month from Pastilla valued at $5,250,
$5,000 in business law consulting and services including incorporation services, drafting of Equity Incentive Plan, and 3 months of Limitless Legal (basic plan) legal consulting and services from LegalLab,
$5,000 in business evaluation and strategy services, and legal counsel on contracts and third party agreements from Bruno Group, Inc.,
$5,000 in consulting and legal services in the area of intellectual property (IP) law, including procurement of IP rights, licensing, and enforcement of those rights from Phil IP Law Group,
Advisory board services for strategic planning and investment structuring from Oceanview Capital Partners, Inc. valued at $5,000,
$5,000 in video production, printing, and copying services provided by the City of Glendale’s Media Graphics,
6 months of bookkeeping services from Anchor Bookkeeping valued at $1,200,
1 month of free co-working space with childcare (8 day plan: 8 days in the month with 4 hours of childcare each day) offered by FGUMC Workspace and Playschool,
A guest presenting spot at Glendale Tech on Tap meetup,
A guest spot in the Glendale Tech on Tap podcast,
A congratulatory ad in a business and technology publication paid for by the City of Glendale,
30 minutes of pre-attendance to Meet the Funders VC networking event, and
more to come!