Get Ready for Pitchfest coming to Edmonton on Friday, December 7, 2018.

For Technology Startup Founders

Get the Startup Resources You Need to Succeed

Apply to Pitch and You Could Get a $100,000 

Investment if Chosen as Best Pitch!

Our Partners

Interested in Partnering With Us? 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.

Pitchfest Partnership Proposal (pdf)


How Does Pitchfest Work?

Focused on Startup Founders

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.

Audience Ideas and Proposals

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.


Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018.

A guide to pitching your startup.


Startup Company Criteria

  1. Seed stage, Edmonton-area, technology growth companies
  2. Legally incorporated company with a website
  3. Committed founder and team dedicated to the startup
  4. Not have raised more than $3 million in private financing
  5. Launched a unique product or service or released a marketable MVP; beyond the ideation phase
  6. Established significant product / market fit, developed substantial traction, and shown growth potential
  7. Sustainable competitive advantage for technology product or service

Ticket Price List

Pitchfest Schedule - Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2pm to 7pm

Contact Us

Contact Us

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.

The Sprout Fund

Sprout Fund Overview

● 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

For more information about the Sprout Fund, go to or download the proposal below.

Sprout Fund Proposal (pdf)