Pitchfest.org is seeking funding partners to help cover the costs of marketing and hosting Pitchfest Edmonton. Partnerships are available at these levels: Diamond $10k, Platinum $7k, Gold $5k, Silver $3k, and Bronze $2k.
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.
After each startup founder pitches, the audience asks questions and then offers ideas and proposals to the founder for ways they could help the startup grow bigger, faster, and more profitable.
STARTUPS: APPLY NOW TO PITCH
Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018.
A guide to pitching your startup.
50 tickets available until September 30th
50 tickets available from October 1st until October 30th
50 tickets available from November 1st until November 30th
The Pitchfest committee chair introduces the event and thanks the various partners, investors, and audience for attending.
Given by an entrepreneurial leader or community role model, the keynote inspires the startup founders and audience members.
A number of local venture capital and angel investors will answer questions from the host and selected 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.
All of the audience members can fill out a form on their smartphones to send ideas and specific proposals to the startup company's founder.
The investor judges will announce the top pitch ($100k), the audience favorite ($70k), and the next 2 best pitches ($50k and $30k).
Contact us if you are a startup founder who wants to pitch at the event,
if you have any ideas, comments, and suggestions to share with us,
or if you'd like more information about The Sprout Fund.
● Managed by Sprout Fund GP and KLM Management Corp.
● $1 million fund size targeted with two $500,000 tranches
● Expected 5 year life of the fund for investment return
● Investments in the fund of $20,000 minimum size
● 2% annual management fee for legal and financial costs
● 20% carried interest fee after return of initial investment
● Anticipate investing in 15-20 local seed stage financings,
with an average investment size of $50,000 per company