Startups Pitch Investors

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ABOUT THE PITCH
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO APPLY

We have produced hundreds of startup events over 15 years using different pricing models ranging from free to $200 events. We recognize that startups have a limited budget, and many will not pay to pitch. However we also have significant costs for our staffing, planning, and execution of this event. So we have devised a business model that best addresses these issues.

We offer early and advance stage startups a chance to pitch investors in front of the group.  This is a unique chance to get in front of multi million dollar Silicon Valley investors, and investors from other regions.  We bring the brand of Silicon Valley to you! In addition to giving a pitch, you can use your tine to answer questions from judges, and receive a demo table during Showcase Demo during lunch from 12:00 to 2pm, and during the cocktail party from 5pm to 8pm.  Demo tables include WiFi and and outlets.

APPLY TO PITCH
There is no fee to apply.  If you are accepted, you will be offered several opportunities. The top contenders  will receive an option to pitch from 2 to 5 minutes at no charge. Other categories will receive an option to pitch from 1 to 8 minutes for a fee. The fees underwrite the costs to produce and mange this event which includes using our relationships to recruit top tier investors for the judging panel.
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO APPLY

  1.   Startup qualifications
    We consider both newly launched, early stage, and advanced startups. These are general categories but we will make exceptions. Contact us if you do not meet these criterion to see if you can still apply.
  • Less than $10M in revenue in last year
  • Less than five years old
  • Fewer than 100 employees
  1. Review of Entries:
    Entries will be reviewed and ranked in May 15 2016 by judges from  Angel Launch staff and partners. The finalists will be notified by June 1, 2016. Judges will consider many factors which include: technology innovation, sustainable business model, ease of use, practice applications, user adoption, partners and customers, revenue potential.
  2.  Present Your Pitch at Startup Competition at this Event
    Selected applicants will receive several options which include pitching from 1 to 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes of questions from judges. The top five selected will pitch for five minutes with no fee.  Other finalists can select additional benefits for a fee which include a pitch or demo; demo table; and meetings with investors. Presentations will consist of live demos or PowerPoint slides presentations; followed by questions and comments from judges.
  3.   Announcement of Winners
    The selection of final three winners will be made at 4:30pm at the event.  The winners will receive promotion with with company and product profile on the show web page and through other publication relations efforts. The top three winners will have chance to give 5 minutes demo or pitch to entire audience at the end of the day, and the audience will vote on the final winner.

HOST DEMO TABLES

You can separately purchase a demo table with Wifi, outlets, and table cloth.  We recommend you order a demo table so you can meet investors and partners during our Demo Showcase. We offer these options:

  • Four foot table
  • Six foot table

You can purchase yourself on our registration page.

WE HAVE THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRE IPO STARTUPS AND PRIVATE COMPANIES:

  • About to Launch or Early Startup
    Seeking seed funding or Series A
    Annual revenues under $10M
    Seeking seed funding or Series A
  • Emerging or Mid stage Startup
    Seeking Series A-C or later stage financing
    Annual revenues of $10M-$50M
    Demonstrates revenue potential
  •  High Growth or Private Company
    Annual Revenues over $50M
    Not required but could consider IPO in 12-24 months

PRESENTING TRACKS WILL BE IDENTIFIED BY THESE CATEGORIES:

  1. Life Science and Physical Science
    Biotech, Life Science, Devices, Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Health Care, Health IT, Pharma, Mining, Natural Resources, Energy
  2. Technology, Internet, Media
    Internet, software, Ed Tech, hardware, services, mobile, apps, enterprise, telecom, mobile, chips, semiconductors, SaaS, Security, networking.
  3. Products, Goods and Services-Non Tech
    Consumer and Retail Goods, Products and Services (such as food and beverage, apparel, home furnishings, hardware, retail, transportation, enterprise, entertainment)

TYPES OF COMPANIES THAT SHOULD APPLY TO PRESENT:

  • Apparel and consumer goods
  • Biotech, life science, health IT, and drug development
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Educational Technologies
  • Energy, Natural Resources, and Clean Tech
  • Enterprise and business services
  • Financial Services
  • Food products and services
  • Hardware
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Internet and digital media
  • IP Services
  • Manufacturing, industrial and fabrication
  • Media and entertainment
  • Mobile apps and devices
  • Natural resources and mining
  • Professional services
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Semiconductors, chips, electronics
  • Services
  • Software, IT, Networking. Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Telecom and Mobile