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 11, 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.

Who Qualifies?

  • 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,

  • $5,000 in business law consulting and services including incorporation services, drafting of Equity Incentive Plan, and consulting on IP and fundraising from LegalLab,

  • $5,000 in legal counsel and services related to startup company transactions including incorporation, contracts, and investor materials from Bruno Group, Inc.,

  • 6 months of bookkeeping services from Anchor Bookkeeping valued at $1,200,

  • Investment structuring services and negotiations from Oceanview Capital Partners  valued at $5,000 ,

  • $5,000 in video production, printing, and copying services provided by the City of Glendale’s Media Graphics,

  • 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!