We invite startups attending the 2019 Next Gen Summit to participate in PITCH!, our annual startup fundraising competition. You will have the unique opportunity to present your company to a panel of experienced VCs, angels, and executives across industry. Past PITCH! Investor Judges include General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Brand Foundry, Bain Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Samsung ventures, Loeb Enterprises, Red Sea Ventures, Contrary Capital.

The winner of the 2019 PITCH! will receive an all-expenses paid, 2 day trip to Tampa Bay (includes hotel, flight, tour for up to 2 people) offered by Embarc Collective, a startup hub in Tampa Bay, Florida with a mission to help startup talent build bold, scalable, thriving companies. The winner will not only immerse in Tampa Bay’s startup community through curated meetings but also meet with Jeff Vinik’s investment team while in town.

Before applying to pitch, you must secure your pass to attend the 2019 Summit. If you have yet to do so, please apply to attend the event at Any pitch applications that are received from unconfirmed attendees will not be considered.

The deadline to apply to PITCH! is June 2, 2019.

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Next Gen Summit 2019 PITCH!

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