Pitch Competitions/Events | Region 5
Name of Event
Type of Event
|CodeLaunch VII Startup Expo – Seed Accelerator Competition in Dallas||Dallas, Texas||2019||July 31||Competition||You're invited to network with the entrepreneurial community and support startup competitors as sponsors and partners help guide winning startup ventures down the path of success.
CodeLaunch is an annual startup conference featuring a national seed accelerator competition, a startup trade show, educational sessions, and a networking after-party. Each summer, startup entrepreneurs from around the globe submit their startup idea to the Code Authority team.
|CityX- Learn Design Thinking with 3D Modeling/Printing||Champaign, Illinois||2019||Jul 22, Jul 29||Program||Ages: 9-14
Hours: 3 hours a day – FIVE days a week
Join us for this innovative workshop on Design thinking and 3d Printing.
The City X Project is an international common core aligned education workshop for students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D technologies and the design process.
Humans have just landed on an alien planet and they’ve staked out an area for their rst city, City X. They need inventions that solve challenges relating to health, safety, communication, transportation, and more. These inventions are to be created by a vast team of young designers all around Earth.
|Software Engineering Immersive Info Session||Boulder, Colorado||2019||Monthly||Program||Join us for an Info Session to learn more about our Software Engineering Immersive program in Boulder!
Our full-time software engineering immersive program will teach you to create applications like you would in a real work environment. You will be able to build production-worthy applications with front-end and back-end proficiency. Ready to take your first step towards a career in tech?
|DevOps 101: Own the Deployment Process as a Developer||Boulder, Colorado||2019||Jul 9||Workshop||More and more, developers are expected not just to know how their apps get deployed, but to own that process, and “git push heroku master” will only get you so far.
Many engineering organizations now expect developers to know about CI, CD, micro services, Docker, and maybe Kubernetes and load balancing, as a baseline. This can be a burden, or it can incredibly exciting accelerator of your work as a developer.
|Game Design Studio Summer Camp||Greeley, Colorado||2019||Jul 8-19||Program||Do you love games? Do you love talking about games? Do you want to learn how to write and make a game? Are you in high school (or are you going to be this fall)?
Join us for a two-week summer day camp program at the UNC campus
Learn how to design and analyze games
Learn how games make an impact: on the people who play them and on the world
Design and make their own game over 2 weeks
Pitch game ideas to experts from the games industry
|Angelbeat Denver July 12 with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services||Denver, Colorado||2019||Jul 12||Pitch Competition||This is a unique opportunity to learn about the most relevant IT issues and digital transformation strategies, plus compare product offerings and solutions from the world's two largest technology firms: Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Click here for the detailed agenda, including comprehensive session abstracts and schedule.
Some of the specific topics covered by technical, dynamic and expert speakers are listed below. Scroll down and click on their picture to read their linkedin profile, plus all follow these presentation guidelines (no sales pitches).
|AWS Meetup – High Level Overview of S3||Boulder, Colorado||2019||Jul 11||Workshop||We all know Amazon.com is the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platform in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization, but beyond the prime 2-day loving shopper what else does Amazon offer? Amazon Web Services, or AWS!
Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud solution that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon. The technology allows users to provision servers, manage users, write code without the worry of infrastructure and much more.
Galvanize alumnus Austin Loveless is excited to introduce you to the world of AWS in this four part series!*
|Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/AI/Data||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||2019||Oct 15||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:
|RECONNECT Conference – Shaping our Future with Next Generation Sci/Tech||Marksville, Louisiana||2019||Jul 12||Conference||On Friday, July 12 the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana’s Education Program will host their 2nd Annual RECONNECT STEM Conference to provide Tribal members and the public with a free opportunity to gain information on the next generation of science and technology. The conference will take place at the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural & Educational Resources Center (150 Melacon Road Marksville, LA 71351) from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will feature topics such as virtual reality, geometric art, artificial intelligence, and aeronautical engineering. The purpose of the RECONNECT Conference is to educate attendees on the future of science and technology, its influence on the future and how businesses, organizations and families alike can stay connected.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reconnect-conference-shaping-our-future-with-next-generation-scitech-tickets-63895370774?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Tech Talks||New Orleans, Louisiana||2019||Jun 27||Panel||Want to know what's happening in the New Orleans tech scene? Join us for Tech Talks where we will highlight nine local players in NOLA tech for 15 minute lightning round talks. Snacks and drinks will be provided, courtesy of Launch Pad.
Sabrina Short, Executive Creative Director of Short Speaks Creative & Founder of NOLAVATE Black
|Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/AI/Data||Kansas City, Missouri||2019||Sep 24||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
|Delmar Loop Smart City Wi-Fi Development||University City, Missouri||2019||Jul 28||Panel||This event will describe the main elements of our Smart City Wi-Fi development and how our inclusive program will create jobs and new business opportunities, attract startups and data oriented businesses, and create educational opportunities for students in the Delmar Loop neighborhood.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delmar-loop-smart-city-wi-fi-development-tickets-63559638590?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Pitch to Pilot: Bridging Reclamation's Clean Water Technologies for Today a…||Alamogordo, New Mexico||2019||Aug 28||Pitch Competition||The public is invited to join Day One of Reclamation's "Pitch to Pilot," an event designed to identify and fund innovative water treatment technologies for enhancing existing freshwater supplies in the United States.
This event will feature a unique competition approach where chosen applicants make an in-person "pitch" explaining why their water technology should be funded for further development. At the end of Day One, the public will have an opportunity to vote for Crowd Favorite.
Day Two consists of private sessions where applicants offer a second pitch to a panel of technical and business experts. This panel determines who will receive funding of up to $150,000 per project by Reclamation’s Research and Development Office.
|Datathon Final Pitches||San Antonio, Texas||2019||Jun 28-30||Competition||Datathon is an event hosted by Geekdom, a partnering organization with CivTechSA. Teams, from throughout the city, of two or more have the chance to enter and win prizes for Most Insightful for $3,000, Most Compelling for $3,000, Most Solvable for $3,000, and Crowd Favorite for $1,500. The competition will consist of the teams solving a specific issue concerning Transportation, Sustainability, and Access Services within the City of San Antonio.||https://www.civtech-sa.com/datathon/|
|Founders Live Houston||Houston, Texas||2019||Jun 28||Pitch Competition||Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in Houston.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-houston-tickets-62947935971?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Founders Live Austin||Austin, Texas||2019||Jul 16||Pitch Competition||Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the country where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in Austin.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-austin-tickets-63586292312?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/AI/Data||Dallas, Texas||2019||Oct 17||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 mid-to-late January 2019.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelbeat-dallasarlington-nov-13-with-microsoft-vmware-amazon-keynotes-registration-54216624383|
|LASCON X||Austin, Texas||2019||Oct 24-25||Conference||The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the state of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, and technology advancements.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lascon-x-tickets-51832268711?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|The 2019 Texas Blockchain Summit||Austin, Texas||2019||Sep 14||Conference||Texas Blockchain and the McCombs Blockchain Initiative invites you to attend The 2019 Texas Blockchain Summit hosted on campus at UT Austin.
The focus of this conference is to showcase the work happening in the blockchain space here at UT Austin, the surrounding area, and industry as a whole. We are excited to bring together great minds to highlight the rapid innovation being done in academia, startups, and enterprise.
If you are a current UT student, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a free student ticket. We will be checking student IDs at the door. (limited supply)
|5G Roadshow – Dallas – Sept 2019||Dallas, Texas||2019||Sep 25||Network Event||5G and Healthcare
After a very successful technology cycle of 4G, industry is setting its sight on 5G that is likely to usher in a new set of capabilities that will create new ecosystems, billion-dollar startups, high-paying jobs, and bring about substantial change in the global economy. 5G will be have a transformative impact on the enterprise sector. 5G Roadshow will take a critical look at the opportunities created by 5G and how it will shape industry verticals, supply chains, and computing itself. Each session will look at the realistic timelines, 5G features that will enable new business models and companies, and the 5G roadmap for the industrial sector. Additionally, we take a look at deeper look into the vertical segments.
|Enventure Biodesign Workshops||Houston, Texas||2019||Bi-weekly till Aug||Workshop||Biodesign workshops is a free course designed to provide new entrepreneurs with an understanding of the innovation process, teaching them how to evaluate a life science technology as the basis for starting a new business. Whether you're an engineer, scientist, physician, or business expert, this class will bring you up to speed on the medical innovation process.
This series of interactive classes is hosted by Enventure once a every other week, and provides trainees with the opportunity to gain skills that you won't learn in the lab.
|Successful Developers: Habits and Practices that Make Good Programmers||Austin, Texas||2019||Jul 29||Network Event||Let’s face it – navigating the ever-changing world of development can be overwhelming. New frameworks, technologies, and standards come and go at a moment’s notice, making your career feel less like a marathon and more like a never-ending sprint.
How do you pick what to learn? How can you keep your skills from getting outdated? What are employers really looking for?
We're here to help answer these questions and demystify the life of successful developers with a panel discussion between lead engineers, technical recruiters, and talented developers in the Austin area. We'll provide drinks (including beer!) and heavy hors d'oeuvres in Capital Factory’s beautiful 16th floor event space.
|Pitch Forum: Pitch To Roomful of Investors Sharktank Style||Houston, Texas||2020||Jan 25||Pitch Competition||Join us for the opportunity to connect with Venture Capitalists, Mentors, Entrepreneurs and Connectors. We have a group of investors and venture firms looking for startups to Invest in. Will that be you?
11.00 am – 12.00 pm: Registration and Networking
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Presentations by Founders and CEOs of Startup Companies
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm: Networking & One-on-one investor meetings between founders and investors