Pitch Competitions/Events | Region 2
Name of Event
Type of Event
|Make Me a Match- July 2019||Wilmington, Delaware||2019||Jul 11||Network Event||Delaware's Division of Small Business, New Castle County, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, the NCCCC Emerging Enterprise Center and YWCA Delaware are hosting quarterly, free, all-day events during which small businesses can connect with procurement officers from large Delaware companies.|
The July 11 event will focus on the financial services industry.
Participants will be able to network with purchasing agents to find out which goods or services they are looking purchase and how to get on large companies' vendor lists.
The day will also include panel discussions, interviews with key business leaders and, of course, the speed matchmaking session.
*By registering, you agree to allow the organizers to send you email correspondence. Your email address will not be shared with third parties.
|FREE 2019 Business Development Workshops||New Castle, Delaware||2019-2020||Weekly||Workshop||SCORE Delaware in partnership with YWCA Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program in order to provide FREE ongoing business development workshops to the public.|
The workshops will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month in 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
NO class in JULY or DECEMBER.
Location: Rt.9 Library , 3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720 - FREE parking
Classes are free, yet please RSVP.
Check out what classes we have in store! So much is in store:)
1) Business Plan - The Basics - Financials - Feb 12
2) Business Plan - The Basics - Text - Mar 12
3) So you want to be an Entrepreneur - Apr 9
4) Business Idea Assessment - May 14
5) Start up Basics - Jun 11
|Let’s Make A Connection: A Speed Networking Affair||Wilmington, Delaware||2019||Jul 21||Network Event||Please join us in an evening of great conversation and amazing vibes , with some of Delaware’s best small business during this fun and unique Networking affair ☺️ Each business will have 7 minutes collectively to pitch there’s to the next. Making for a quick and stress free mini meeting‼️ Think of this as speed dating without the stress of meeting someone you have no desire to call in the morning||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-make-a-connection-a-speed-networking-affair-tickets-59545964583?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Washington DC: Investor Reverse Pitch and Startup Pitch||Washington, DC||2019||Nov 6||Pitch Competition||TEN Capital Group is proud to announce the TEN Capital Washington DC Investor Reverse Pitch and Startup Pitch event.|
The DC Investor Pitch Event highlights Family office, Venture Capital, and other accredited investor groups seeking to fund high quality growth startups. The program provides an Investor reverse pitch, startup pitches with an investor lead, and networking with other investors in the area.
This is an event you don't want to miss!
|PEDC Summer Pitch Night 2019||Washington, DC||2019||Jun 27||Pitch Competition||Potential Energy DC is partnering again with Morgan Lewis to present PEDC Pitch Night Summer 2019. Mark your calendars for June 27th and secure tickets now for this can't-miss event: the only pitch night dedicated to energy and sustainability startups in the DC region. Pitching companies will be representing solar innovations, commercial building efficiency, and alternative energy generation.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pedc-summer-pitch-night-2019-tickets-60636924674?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Enthusiast to Entrepreneur: Bracing for your Startup||Washington, DC||2019||Jul 23||Workshop||Do you want to turn your hobby into a business? In this workshop, we will help you identify your motivations and better articulate the kind of service or product you have to offer. Together we’ll plot the beginnings of a strategic plan and create an outline for a pitch deck to help you determine next steps to put your passion into production!|
Workshop is limited to 20 participants
About your Hosts:
The New Homemakers is a Collaborative between Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat and Lee Pera of Kotierra
|Black Girl Ventures DC powered by Google Cloud for Startups||Washington, DC||2019||Oct 25||Pitch Competition||WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.|
Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders. The BGV Pitch Competition flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner. Donations are optional. Our partners include Google Cloud for Startups, Google Digital Coaches, and BICTech,
|VCs Tell All and Judge Ventures||Washington, DC||2019||Jul 31||Pitch Competition||The Startup Leadership Program is organizing a Pitch Exposition of the top 3-5 startup companies from their 2018-2019 Cohort. |
We are featuring a panel of three DC-based angel and VC investors who will sit for a Q&A session, taking questions from the audience. They will then go on to judge the pitches.
Attend if you:
Have a specific question for local investors
Are curious about pitching your own venture
Are seeking out community and connections as you launch and grow your startup
6:00-6:15 Introductions, about SLP
6:15-6:40 Investor Panel with audience Q&A
6:45-7:30 3-5 pitches with Q&A from the investor panel
7:30-8:00 Networking / Judging
8:00 Announcements and more networking
8:30 Close up shop
|Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Showcase||Washington, DC||2019||Jul 25||Incubator||The Summer Launch Program (SLP) is a startup incubator program for current Georgetown students and recent graduates who want to launch a new venture. The Summer Launch Showcase is a culmination of each startup team’s efforts throughout the eight-week program, where they will present their companies’ progress. Please come to our Venture Lab to meet these dedicated entrepreneurs and learn about their ventures!||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgetown-entrepreneurship-summer-launch-showcase-tickets-63678695693?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Global Builders Network Summit||Washington, DC||2019||Jul 31||Network Event||We invite you to join the Builders first Networking Event at Gallup Headquarters in Washington DC, July 31st, 2019. You will build relationships with Builders from around the world. This event will provide educational and developmental content to build brand awareness, business leadership, entrepreneurship skills, and advisory for investments. There will be CEOs of large and small organizations on the agenda.|
Our goal is to create a Builders network so we all have access to each other to connect our stories, ideas and businesses.
|Global Entrepreneurship Week DMV 2019||Washington, DC||2019||Nov 18-24||Network Event||During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations.|
Global Entrepreneurship Week DMV (Nov. 18-24, 2019) is a free 7-day interactive celebration that showcases exciting local innovation, and strengthens connections. Designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, #GEW2019 educates aspiring & established founders alike on best practices, addresses common struggles and showcases regional access to the dynamic network of resources and investment within the DC-Maryland-Virginia ecosystem.
|Teen Boss Academy Workshop & Sales Pitch Competition||Oxon Hill, Maryland||2019||Aug 10||Pitch Competition||Session II (August 10, 2019), participants will compete in a "shark tank" styled sales pitch judged by business owners and executives to compete for free training, coaching and mentoring and earn a cash prize of $500.00 to further their goal to launch or rebrand their business.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-boss-academy-workshop-sales-pitch-competition-tickets-60933273060?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo 2019||College Park, Maryland||2019||Oct 29||Pitch Competition||TEDCO’s 9th Annual Entrepreneur Expo will bring together all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time.|
You can expect to see 900+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, small and large business executives, angel and venture capital investors, federal and state economic development officials, university leaders and legislators.
|Westminster Small Business Conference 2020||Westminster, Maryland||2020||April 10||Network Event||This is an 8 hour event. 200 vendors, prominent speakers discussing everything from H.R. needs to legal and marketing to accounting. and workshops to help build business skills and enhance the understanding of business processes and how to become more profitable with a catered lunch.|
Event Ticket Prices are currently $99 / $149
Sept prices go up $50 on each
|Flashstarts Demo Day||Cleveland, Ohio||2019||Aug 8||Pitch Competition||Join us on Thursday, August 8 for the 2019 Flashstarts Demo Day!|
Flashstarts is excited to present our 2019 Demo Day to mark the culmination of the Accelerator and Labs Programs. This year we're going back to our Demo Day roots with classic pitch presentations followed by networking and demos. Each year, this event brings together local entrepreneurs, community members, investors, and regional leaders to showcase innovation happening in our region.
|2nd Annual Meet The Coaches Night: Featuring A "Pitch 5 Event"||Worthington, Ohio||2019||Sep 25||Pitch Competition||The PITCH 5 Event will feature 5 business which have been in business for 5+ years, who will pitch for 5 minutes to a panel of 5 Judges with the intention of not only getting feedback from the savvy panel of Judges, but to potentially WIN a "Prize Package" worth $10,000+ of services donated by our Synergy Academy Coaches and Exhibiting Companies. The "Prize Package" has the power to enhance the focus, business strategy, business tactics and profitability of the company winning the Pitch 5 Event!||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-meet-the-coaches-night-featuring-a-pitch-5-event-tickets-63536875505?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Switched on Startup - featuring Mark Dawes - part of our NEW emc² Series||Norwood, Ohio||2019||Aug 15||Workshop||The HCDC Business Center and Queen City Angels are partnering with angel investor and serial entrepreneur Mark Dawes to present a series of workshops for founders called “Switched on Startup (SOS).”|
Dawes unpacks the often indescribably challenging founders journey. Beyond sharing frameworks and tools, he gets to the core of the “entrepreneur’s mindset” to illuminate thorny aspects of the journey and surface the principles founders need to navigate the terrain and discover their unique path forward.
This 6-part series will take place at the HCDC Business Center with Session 1 providing an overview of the "Switched on Startup" Methodology. Then subsequent follow-up sessions.
|How to do Business with NASA||Cleveland, Ohio||2019||Jul 25||Workshop||Want to do business with NASA Glenn?|
Come and explore contracting opportunities and other resources for businesses large and small.
This workshop will provide entrepreneurs with the intellectual capital needed to support NASA Glenn's strategy to drive economic inclusion for qualified diverse suppliers looking to do business with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
|Health + Tech Happy Hour with Plug and Play Cleveland||Cleveland, Ohio||2019||Jun 27||Network Event||Join Plug and Play Cleveland and your startup community for an evening of casual connecting and short, snappy startup pitches. Learn how our hospital partners are using startups to enhance innovation, and how your startup peers (and perhaps competition!) are accelerating their ventures. Plus, discover Plug and Play Cleveland's plans to work with our already-vibrant ecosystem to showcase the region as a digital solutions tech hub for health and beyond!||https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/events/plug-and-play-cleveland-health-tech-happy-hour/|
|Solutions in Sustainability||Cincinnati, Ohio||2019||Jul 11||Network Event||Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. This is not hyperbole – this is how the EPA defines sustainability. This level of critical urgency associated with sustainable practices has permeated consumer purchasing decisions and forced every corporation to consider sustainability as a key element of any future growth plans.....||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solutions-in-sustainability-tickets-61990841275?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Devopsdays Columbus 2019||Columbus, Ohio||2019||Sep 18-19||Network Event||From fledgling startups to established industry, the Midwest is home to a large, vibrant technology community. Central Ohio in particular has been a flurry of activity in the past several years, drawing attention from around the globe.|
This is our FIFTH year that we will bring 300+ development, infrastructure, operations, information security, management and leadership professionals together to discuss the culture and tools to make better organizations and innovative products.
|Startup Workshop - Avoiding Technical Pitfalls||Washington, DC||2019||Monthly||Network Event||Building a startup is very hard but often, founders make it even harder on themselves by falling into avoidable technical traps. It is not unusual for a startup to get caught in a quagmire of technical issues which ultimately preclude any chance of success - no matter how strong the idea. In this workshop, we will explore the most common areas where startups stumble when developing their initial product. We will cover concepts such as:|
Choosing the right "tech stack"
CMS (e.g. Wordpress) vs Custom Development
Hiring technical personnel (Upwork, LinkedIn, Craigslist, etc)
|Startup Workshop - Technical Crash Course||Arlington, Virginia||2019||Monthly||Workshop||Founded a tech startup but don't know how to code?|
It's critical for non-technical founders to understand the basic challenges involved in building a tech startup. Understanding the technical impact of early decisions puts founders in a much stronger position to thrive. This is why startups with at least one technical co-founder have a much greater chance of raising institutional investment than those without one.
Join us for a two-hour crash course to learn the basics. In this session, professional full-stack engineer Dan Kwon will teach you about the basics of backends & databases: What is a REST API? What is a web framework? Should you use Node, Rails or Django? Which database should you use? How do I deal with scalability and security?
|MACH37 Spring 2019 Demo Day||Vienna, Virginia||2019||Jul 11||Pitch Competition||Twice a year, MACH37’s latest batch of startups present to an invite-only audience of investors, corporations, and media. Founders will present their companies in three minute pitches followed by an open panel discussion where you can ask the founders questions about their technologies and business models.|
A keynote presentation will feature Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agents Amylynn Errera and Kara Sidener, who are also members of InfraGard, National Capital Region, a public/private cooperative dedicated to improving our national security and creating a more resilient critical infrastructure in the DC metro area.
|Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/AI/Data||Glen Allen, Virginia||2019||Oct 4||Network Event||Leading technology providers deliver technical content (no sales pitches) while following these presentation guidelines (no sales pitches). Click here to watch talks from past events. Final details will be released in early 2019.|
The agenda/content focuses on these critically important “traditional” areas:
• Security/Compliance, Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing
• Storage/Backup and Data Center Infrastructure
• Systems Management & Automation/Orchestration
• Network/Application Performance
• DevOps and Accelerated/Automated Application Updates
• Mobility, Wireless & Collaboration
|CBIC Tech On Tap||Charlottesville, Virginia||2019||Monthly||Network Event||Tech on Tap is a recurring CBIC event and is free for CBIC members to attend and only $10 for future-members.|
Not a CBIC member yet? Join CBIC today.
CBIC's recurring event provides a monthly opportunity for tech enthusiasts to socialize, collaborate, share ideas and form professional relationships. Designed specifically for the entrepreneurial, high-tech community, this happy hour is casual. No panel discussions. No formal program. Occasionally we'll throw in tech entrepreneur pitches for added fun and a few words from our sponsors.
|GitHub Foundations||Richmond, Virginia||TBA||TBA||Workshop||Version control allows you to see who changed what—and when.|
The more people you have working on a project, the more important version control is.
An introduction to version control and source code management, this full-day, hands-on workshop teaches you to use GitHub, the world's leading software development platform.
|Workshop - Full Stack React With Node JS||Arlington, Virginia||2019||Jun 27||Workshop||React & Node JS have firmly established itself as the go-to choice for modern web development. From Facebook to AirBnB to Slack, React is used in the largest companies as well as among small startups.|
What We Will Build
In this hands-on workshop, we will create a full stack web app using React, Node and Turbo 360 for deployment (https://www.turbo360.co). On our app, users will be able to register, login, and update their profiles. If there is time, we will add file uploading for images and a comment posting section where users can post comments - much like a simple Reddit feed.
|Design Thinking With Mobius||Richmond, Virginia||TBA||TBA||Workshop||THIS IS A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP.|
You know what design thinking is, but how do you actually apply it?
Creating innovative products and services with engaging customer experiences is at the heart of design thinking. In practice though, organizations often struggle to connect Design Thinking with Agile and Lean delivery practices. The result is poorly defined customer and business outcomes and teams that build the wrong things faster.
There’s a better way: Mobius is design thinking, applied.