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DEADLINE: Pitch Columbus

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Name: DEADLINE: Pitch Columbus
Date: April 20, 2021
Event Description:
April 20 is the deadline for the soft application. This indicates your willingness to pitch your business idea on May 20 Tell us about your business and how it's been funded so far. Apply HERE.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the PITCHSTRONG event on Zoom on May 5 and to "meet" with Cy Megnin, the Velocities entrepreneur in residence. By doing these two things, you will be more competitive and you will fully understand the process. 

Pitch Columbus is a pitch competition with a first place cash prize of up to $20,000 for high-growth and high-potential startups in Columbus. We seek:

- Bartholomew County, Ideation-stage companies with no more than $50,000 in revenue over the past 12-month period.

- Strong team with complementary skills, demonstrated coachability and commitment to high-growth ventures.

- Addressable market size over $500 million; clear understanding of the competitive environment; and desired competitive advantages.

- Well-articulated problem and proposed solution; clear product development roadmap.

- Identified target customers and go-to market strategies, supported with customer discovery or customer validation work and development of goto-market strategies.

- Clearly-identified and specific use of funds to support achievement of meaningful milestones.
Date/Time Information:
April 20 - Soft Applications Due
April 20 – May 11 - Application Review/Workshopping. Entrepreneur in Residence Cy Megnin will meet with prospective pitching companies.
May 5 at 2pm - Pitch Strong with Startup Studio. This is a free workshop to help applicants build a strong pitch deck and to refine presentation skills.
May 17 - Finalists Notified
May 20 - Final Competition on Zoom
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