Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) and BusinessWest are inviting VVM alumni and members of the current class to apply for a spot in the First Annual Pitch Contest and Demo Day, which will be held at Western Mass Business Expo on November 6th. Participating startups will make 2 minute pitches to a panel of judges who will give them immediate feedback. At the end of the contest, the judges will award cash prizes of $1,500, $750, and $500 to the top three teams. An additional special prize of $500 will be awarded to an audience crowdsourced favorite. Each participant is also invited to showcase their venture at a Demo Day reception immediately following the Pitch Contest.
Application Rules & Procedures:
Eligible applicants include VVM alumni and currently enrolled startups. To submit an application for the Pitch Contest and Demo Day, please answer the questions outlined below. Responses to each question should not exceed 100 words. Finalists will be chosen based on their responses and notified of acceptance via e-mail by Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013.
1) Why should your startup be selected for the Pitch Contest and Demo Day?
2) What would you use the prize money for?
Please submit your responses and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, October 15th, 2013.
Pitch Contest Prize Sponsors
Kevin and Michael Vann of The Vann Group, LLC
Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park