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Why Pitch?

  • Get helpful, actionable feedback from our panel of technology investor judges
  • Connect and network with the Central Florida technology venture community.  Meet investors, partners, developers, designers, service providers, mentors, and the media
  • Get publicity
  • Win prizes to accelerate your company

Pitch prizes:

  • All four presenting companies will receive:
    • A free ticket for the presenter to VenturePitch Orlando
    • Pitch coaching from Florida Venture Sourcing
    • An evaluation of their executive summary and supporting material by the IDEA Fund Partners- a seed and early stage venture capital firm with offices in Orlando and Durham, North Carolina.
  • The winning Judge’s Award company will receive:
    • An opportunity for equity funding through Florida Funders, an online Florida venture capital company that connects over 250 Florida accredited investors with Florida startups seeking funding.
    • An audience with one of the partners of Arsenal Venture Partners in Winter Park.  AVP manages the Florida Opportunity Fund.
    • An opportunity to present to The Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC Selection Committee.  TAFI is Southwest Florida’s first Angel Fund and, currently, the only active angel fund in the State of Florida.
    • An invitation to meet in-depth with one of the partners of the IDEA Fund Partners - a seed and early stage venture capital firm with offices in Orlando and Durham, North Carolina.
  • The winning Audience Award company will receive:
    • Pro bono services from TBD.

Requirements to pitch:

  • You must be a Founder of a for-profit company
  • The company must be at the Seed/Startup or Early-stage of development
    • Seed/Startup Stage - The company has a concept or product under development.
    • Early Stage – The company has a product or service in testing or pilot production.
  • The company must be scalable and technology-enabled in one of the following markets: Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Consumer products and Services, Electronics/Instrumentation, Healthcare Services, Internet/Web Services, Medical Devices and Equipment, Mobile, Nanotechnology, Semiconductors, Software, Telecommunications, or Wireless.

Company selection process:

  • Pitch applications accepted March 1 – May 8,  2015
  • Pitch applications reviewed by our investor panel judges
  • 4 companies selected to pitch and notified one week before the event (by May 13, 2015).
    • Companies not selected to pitch are eligible to apply to our next Orlando VenturePitch – scheduled for 4Q 2015.
  • Pitching companies coached prior to event

Pitch format:

  • Companies pitch after our keynote speaker
  • Each company has 8 minutes to pitch
  • Powerpoint or KeyNote slides
  • Each company will have 8 minutes of feedback from our investor panel of judges
  • Judges will select winner following presentations

Apply to pitch:

  • You must first purchase a presenter ticket (includes, 1 general admission ticket)
    • If you are selected to pitch your registration fee will be refunded
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  • Then submit your application
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