Pitch Competitions/Events | Region 6
Name of Event
Type of Event
|Angelbeat Technology Seminar on Cloud/Security/AI/Data||Tucson, Arizona||2019||Dec 18||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.
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
|Founders Live Phoenix||Phoenix, Arizona||2019||Jun 27||Pitch Competition||Founders Live is an unforgettable 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, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in Phoenix.
ALL PRESENTERS EARN GOOGLE CLOUD CREDITS – As a benefit of our partnership with Google Cloud, early-stage startups within our network can gain access to the Google’s Cloud for Startups Program. This includes between $3,000 and $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase credit, access to Google engineers for office hours, in-depth 1:1 architecture reviews, and invitations to local startup events.
ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING
|Summer Startup Bootcamp||Scottsdale, Arizona||2019||Jun 26||Program||Who: All ASU Venture Devils and aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to register.
What: A VIP startup bootcamp hosted by Anthony Sarandrea, an ASU Venture Mentor and co-founder of Siteflood.com, along with his team, and other VIP speakers and guests. You'll hear from and be able to ask questions to leaders of 8 and 9 figure companies that were born out of ASU. Everything from internet marketing, to operations, to financials. The event will be sure to take your business, idea, or personal development to the next level!
|Small Business Expo 2019 – PHOENIX||Phoenix, Arizona||2019||Oct 24||Competition||WHAT IS SMALL BUSINESS EXPO?
Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a Small Business.
Small Business Expo is a FREE one-day event to attend for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, participate in cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. If you are serious about starting or growing your business, Small Business Expo is a "MUST ATTEND" event for you. Hosted in 17 major cities across the Country, Small Business Expo is the #1 Business to Business Networking Event dedicated to helping Small Business Owners take their business to the next level.
|Escape Corporate: From Employee to Entrepreneur – Peoria||Peoria, Arizona||2019||Weekly||Panel||Are you a corporate executive or corporate employee who wants to escape the rat race and become your own boss?
Then you won't want to miss this! You will discover:
– How to start a business while keeping your paycheck
– The three essential foundations every new business needs
– The step-by-step process to smoothly transition from employee to entrepreneur
– The best type of business to start right now
– The top mistakes you want to avoid
|The Business Revolution||Mesa, Arizona||2019||Aug 1-2||Network Event||2 Days:
That's what it will take to learn what you need to learn and design your Marketing Plan that WORKS for YOU once and for all.
-Your Business Revolution Planner & Workbook Provided
-VIP Lunches with Speakers & Experts with live Q&A sessions
-Walk away with more than ideas, as we implement strategies on the spot
-Learn how to solve specific marketing problems during our real time coaching sessions
-PLUS special BONUSES that will be shared live during the event
|Startup House Pitch Festival||San Francisco, California||2019||Oct 1||Conference||The Startup House October 1st conference is one of the biggest yearly events for startups, entrepreneurs and investors in San francisco and the bay area.
We provide a platform for startup founders to reach investors and potential partners, and present their project to an audience of experienced businessmen.
|PitchForce: San Francisco||San Francisco, California||2019||Monthly||Pitch Competition||PitchForce is a monthly event for early stage high-tech startup entrepreneurs to get a chance to deliver a 4-minute elevator pitch to a panel of seasoned angel investors.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitchforce-san-francisco-tickets-59794467863?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|Alternative Protein Pitch Event||Sunnyvale, California||2019||Jul 16||Pitch Competition||Join us in Silicon Valley as we watch the latest companies in the future food and alternative protein landscape pitch to investors and entrepreneurs.
5:00 PM Registration
5:15 PM Introduction
5:30 PM Keynote Presentation
5:45 PM 10 Startup Pitches (5 min pitch, 2 minute QA)
7:00 PM Networking / Dinner / Drinks
7:30 PM Wrap Up
|Tech Startup Summit: AI/ML in the Cloud||Sunnyvale, California||2019||Jul 10||Pitch Competition||FORMAT
03:00 PM Doors Open
03:55 PM – 04:00 PM Welcome Address
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Pitches & Demos (5 minutes each including Q&A)
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM Speaker Panel I
05:30 PM – 06:00 PM Speaker Panel II
06:00 PM – 06:30 PM Pizza & Networking Break
06:30 PM – 06:50 PM Speaker Panel III
06:50 PM – 07:10 PM Speaker Panel IV
07:10 PM – 07:30 PM Speaker Panel V
07:30 PM – 07:50 PM Speaker Panel VI
07:50 PM – 08:10 PM Speaker Panel VII
08:10 PM – 08:30 PM Speaker Panel VIII
08:30 PM Networking & Closing
|The Future of Space Tech Innovation : Silicon Valley Conference||Menlo PArk, California||2019||Sep 20-21||Pitch Competition||Take a journey through space and explore the future of space technologies! The exploration of space provides unlimited amounts of opportunity for the space technology world.
The objective of this 2-day conference is to concisely survey growing technology trends and to assess how they can be effectively and affordably integrated and infused into current roadmaps of relevant organizations and business.
|Founders Live SF||San Francisco, California||2019||Jul 17||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 The Bay Area.
We continue the great San Francisco startup tradition this month at GOOGLE LAUNCHPAD, and $10 for all attendees, which includes free food or drink and a great time!
|Startup World Cup 2020||San Francisco, California||2020||May 22||Pitch Competition||Startup World Cup is a global series of conferences and competitions that bring together the top startups, investors, entrepreneurs and tech CEOs around the world. Starting with regional competitions in nearly 40 countries across six continents, hundreds of selected top technology startups compete for the chance to move onto the Grand Finale event in San Francisco to win a $1 million investment grand prize. Startup World Cup is organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures in partnership with investors and local sponsors. For more information on the Startup World Cup, please visit https://www.startupworldcup.io.||https://www.startupworldcup.io|
|TechMeeting – Powering The Energy Transition||San Francisco, California||2019||Nov 13||Pitch Competition||Renewable energies have become an important part of the energy mix. However, population growth and rising energy demand could outpace energy decarbonisation without steady R&D investments and a redesign of multiple business models. This TechMeeting will cover topics such as grid parity, energy storage, micro-grids, mobility, blockchain, energy efficiency and more.
The event will start with a discussion with industry experts followed by a startups pitch session and a networking cocktail.
|TechMeeting – Blockchain Applications for Business||San Francisco, California||2019||Dec 11||Pitch Competition||Blockchain technology has brought in a new approach to managing and creating enterprise systems. Since the all-time high of Bitcoin prices in 2017, the blockchain ecosystem has grown a lot and there has been a notable rise in pilot testing, patent applications, as well as proof-of-concept forms of research and design. This TechMeeting will cover blockchain applications in the enterprise including cost savings, efficiency improvements, security enhancement, regulatory compliance and more.
The event will start with a discussion with industry experts followed by a startups pitch session and a networking cocktail.
|Founder World 2019||Silicon Valley, California||2019||Oct 18-19||Pitch Competition||Founder World 2019 is the Bay Area’s largest community-based, public event dedicated to startup founders and developers in the early-stage space featuring “Founder World Championship” and the “Global Community Leadership Summit.” early-stage startups will compete for a chance to win the title of Founder World Champion.||http://founderworld.com/|
|THRIVE Innovation Summit 2020||Santa Clara, California||2020||Mar 25||Conference||The THRIVE Innovation Summit is held annually in Silicon Valley and each year attracts 250+ agribusiness leaders, investors, agtech and foodtech startups, and California and Midwest growers. The summit is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from our THRIVE Top 50, fifty companies shaping the future of the agriculture supply chain as well as leaders of Fortune 500 food and agriculture corporations implementing these disruptive technologies.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrive-innovation-summit-2020-tickets-61940445540?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|The Transformative Technology Conference & Expo 2019||Palo Alto, California||2019||Nov 15-16||Conference||The Transformative Technology Conference is the only conference focused on tech for mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human flourishing. We sit at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We leverage exponential technologies like AI, AR/VR/XR, networks and sensors, biotech, neurofeedback, robotics and more to build tech to enable human wellbeing at scale. The 5th annual, two-day conference offers a combination of keynotes and panels alongside hands-on demos of cutting edge tech. SEE http://www.ttconf.org
➡ EARLY BIRD TICKETS END ON JUNE 15, 2019. Register now.
|IDEAS SoCal AI & Data Science Conference 2019||Los Angeles, California||2019||Oct 26||Conference||Keynotes
A key highlight of the event will be presented by thought leaders in the data science industry. They will reveal the latest trends as well as insights on the future of data scientists.
We provide a diverse selection of trending topics through multiple tracks, including Artificial Intelligence & Automation, Big Data and Infrastructure, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Data Visualizations, Data Analytics, Healthcare & IOT, Business Practice, and Data Security, etc. Both industry-leading companies and startup firms will present at the conference and demonstrate innovative data analytics technologies. Previous featuring speakers from IBM, Intel, Capital One, City of Los Angeles, Caltech, Alibaba, Accenture AI, and other industry-leading companies.
|8th Innovation Summit – China America Innovation Network||Santa Clara, California||2019||Jul 27||Conference||China America Innovation Network’s 8th Annual Innovation Summit is coming up on July 27, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, California. The latest advances in 5G, Cybersecurity and privacy, commerce and Fintech, and Innovations in strategy and technology will be presented by world-renowned experts, startup founders, corporate executives, and venture capitalists.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-innovation-summit-china-america-innovation-network-tickets-63439691826?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|
|The Summer 2019 Demo Day||Los Angeles, California||2019||Aug 19-20||Conference||On Demo Day, the latest batch of Y Combinator-funded founders present their companies to a room full of specially selected investors and press. "Demo Day" is actually two days.
Demo Day is a private, invitation-only event and is always oversubscribed. You must have received an invitation and RSVP'd YES to attend.
|Disrupt SF 2019 – TechCrunch||San Francisco, California||2019||Oct 2-4||Conference||Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place. Be inspired by the insights of today's leaders and tomorrow's best startups, learn from industry analysts sharing their business expertise, witness the latest innovations and up-and-coming founders, and make the right connections easily to propel your business forward.||https://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2019/|
|Think Big Festival 2019||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho||2019||Sep 20-21||Pitch Competition||The Think Big Festival is an annual event that educates and empowers entrepreneurs by focusing on the speed at which technology is moving and our role in its progression. September 21st & 22nd, 2019 will highlight the field of robotics and host brilliant minds from companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Mixing together a beautiful lake town, thought-provoking speakers, live startup pitch sessions, drones, autonomous vehicles, robots, tech parties around town, and innovative minds like yourself is the perfect formula for a professional– and personal– an experience you won't want to miss this summer!
|PDXWIT presents: Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!||Portland, Oregon||2019||Jul 22||Pitch Competition||Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.
Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you're somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections. 90% of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a no-pressure way to tap into their connections and get early feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.
|VertueLab Impact Summit 2019||Portland, Oregon||2019||Sep 13||Conference||network with Extraordinary People
Get Inspired by Cleantech Startups
Learn from Leaders Working at the Intersection of Climate Change, Technology Innovation, and Impact Investing
The clock is ticking. The time is now. To make the technology leaps needed to reverse the climate crisis, we need to connect and collaborate with those who share our inspiration to accelerate climate solutions. VertueLab Impact Summit is the place to meet your fellow doers, thinkers, and innovators working to speed clean technology development across the Pacific Northwest.