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Anyone Can Pitch Onstage at Next Week’s Founder Showcase in Silicon Valley

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-05-06

In addition to the Founder Showcase’s Free Pitch Competition, anyone who attends has a chance to pitch onstage to hundreds of investors and press with the CrowdPitch Competition

No other event gives attendees access to so much.


To participate in the CrowdPitch Competition:

  1. Submit a one-sentence text pitch on our Facebook Contest page. 
  2. Purchase a ticket to the 15th Founder Showcase, taking place on May 15th.

Through online voting and our judging, we will select and announce the top three text pitches on Tuesday morning, May 13th.  These three companies will be invited onscreen during the live webinar at, where they will live-pitch Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, and Emcee of the Founder Showcase), who will then select the CrowdPitch Competition Winner.

This company will have their ticket reimbursed, and have the opportunity to pitch their business for 3 minutes (with slides) to a panel of experts on the main stage of the Founder Showcase, in front of hundreds of investors and press!

Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, both winners closed a significant funding round - including UpOut, who went on to raise $850,000, and Knightscope, who went on to raise $1 million

What are you waiting for? Purchase a ticket to the 15th Founder Showcase and submit your pitch today!

The 15th Founder Showcase event is on Thursday, May 15th in Mountain View, and will be attended by hundreds of investors and press. Get your tickets today

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