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$100,000 Quantum & Photonics Pitch Competition

Win $100,000 Investment from Luminate Accelerator and Qubits Ventures

Sep 20, 2022
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
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The Founder Institute, Qubits Ventures, and the Luminate Accelerator are excited to host the first annual $100,000 Quantum and Photonics Pitch Competition! During this live, online event, you can watch promising Quantum and Photonics startups pitch to a group of investors for a chance to win at least a $100,000 investment from investors, including the Luminate accelerator ( and Qubits Ventures ( Join hundreds of angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs at this event. Apply to pitch and win a $100,000 investment here:
About the Competition:
Our goal is to invest in the top new quantum and photonics companies coming from the global startup ecosystem. Any startup with a focus on Quantum and Photonics solutions that has raised less than $2.5M in funding is eligible to apply.

To submit your pitch for consideration, please apply below by Sunday, September 18th 2022.

Seven finalists will be selected who will pitch live at the online event on September 20th.

The winner of the pitch competition will receive at least a $100,000 investment from investors, subject to terms and conditions. Runners up will receive a fellowship to the Quantum & Photonics Accelerator.
Apply to Pitch:
Are you a Quantum and Photonics startup founder seeking funding? Then apply to pitch and win a $100,000 investment here: 

Learn more about the FI Quantum and Photonics Accelerator here:

About Luminate
Luminate is a startup accelerator focused on advancing next-generation optics-, photonics-, and imaging-enabled companies. For more info, visit 
About Qubits Ventures
Qubits Ventures is interested in scalable technology companies applying quantum technologies to solve hard problems. For more info, visit 

Who Should Attend?
  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their startup 
  • Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early-stage businesses and products
See more Online Startup Events, or for more information about the investors, incubators, and accelerators in Quantum Americas, see our list of Startup Resources.



Nardo Manaloto

Managing Partner @ Qubits Ventures


Andrew Simon

Director of Acceleration @ Luminate Accelerator


Robert Gingrich

Head of Due Diligence @ Qubits Ventures


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