Tech Coast Venture Network $25K Pitch Competition

Nov 13, 2012 • Events
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Tech Coast Venture Network is rounding up the finest entrepreneurs to compete for $25,000 in cash prize in their Survivor 7 Pitch Competition this Thursday, November 15th. The event will be held in Chapman University and has attracted over 30 companies that have submitted their pitch videos online.

In the past, the competition allowed anyone to participate in the initial round of 30-second pitches to investors and experts. However, since the event has grown, TCVN added a pre-event round. President Ash Kumra wanted a more qualitative approach. “If [the entrepreneurs] want it badly enough, they are going to have to work harder to get it.”

More and more startup competitions are popping up in the relatively young and thriving startup tech scene of Southern California. These include the many pitch competitions, hackathons, Startup Weekends and others. Prizes vary from competition to competition including, credit for co-working spaces, free hosting accounts, gift cards, scholarships to incubators and at times even nothing more than just bragging rights. Most entrepreneurs in a startup struggle to get that initial capital needed to execute development of their great idea. As such, local organizations such as TCVN should be commended for their efforts in gathering up their resources of network needed to deliver a substantial cash prize for deserving startups. “Every little bit of funding at the start helps,” says John Junyszek of Spawnd, a social platform for video game players.

The Business Pitch Contest and Live Judging event is open to the public and includes reception, catered dinner and networking with top OC investors. For more information and to register please click here.

Denise Walker

Denise Walker is the founder and CEO of Digital Media Wave, a Digital Agency focused on game changing enterprises that have a global impact. She is a proud trojan earning a B.S in Business Administration from USC with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship. Denise loves Boba, Science, Space, Time Travel, learning about new technology and startups, reading inspirational/business books, connecting with great people, salsa dancing and is a proud Whovian!

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