Pitchfest.org is seeking funding partners to help cover the costs of marketing and hosting Pitchfest Edmonton. Partnerships are available at the following levels: Diamond $20k, Platinum $15k, Gold $10k, and Silver $5k.
Like a community-based Shark Tank or Dragon's Den, Pitchfest is for startup founders to pitch their businesses and specific needs to an audience of public and private investors, service providers, business leaders, and community members.
The Pitchfest investment committee chair introduces the event and thanks the various partners and investors.
Given by an entrepreneurial leader or community role model, the keynote inspires the startup founders and audience members.
An investor panel of venture capital and angel investors will answer questions from the host and select audience members.
The startup founder pitches their business and describes their specific needs and challenges to the audience.
An expert audience panel asks questions about the business and its needs and challenges, moderated by the host.
The audience members fill out a form on their smartphones to send ideas and specific proposals to the startup company's founder.
Investors will provide funds to the top judged pitch $100k, the audience favorite $70k, and the next 2 best judged pitches $50k and $30k.
Contact us if you are a startup founder who wants to pitch at the event
or if you have any ideas, comments, and suggestions to share with us.
100 tickets available from June 1st until August 31st
100 tickets available from September 1st until October 31st
Our work-in-progress document for planning and organizing the event.
Any ideas, comments, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!