Compete with the Best
In partnership with SDSU, Connect, and NuFund Venture Group, hand-selected startups from local colleges, universities, and startup ecosystems will compete in the toughest pitch battle around! Our all-star judging panel will crown the heavyweight champs. The winner will get a $10,000 Grant sponsored by ALEPH ONE. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will get Logicboost Labs office hours and bragging rights. Make sure to sign up and get in front of the Startup Week audience and expert judges.
- Affiliation with an incubator/accelerator/ecosystem support organization
- Have either revenue or customers
- Seed + funding
Pitch Competition eligibility criteria:
- The company must be doing business in SD county OR looking to move to do business in the region
Watch the Pitch Competition & Tournament LIVE at San Diego Startup Week!
Get in Front of Potential Investors
Not only will competitors be pitching in front of expert judges with years of experience in startups, tech, business development, funding, etc. they will also be pitching in front of hundreds of community members, venture capitalists, angel investors, business professionals, and more. Gain support for your startup, connect with potential investors, and network with the startup community.
Take your Startup to the Next Level
The selected pitch competitors will go through 3-rounds, going against fellow startup founders. Judges will score based on a number system, and the winning startups will continue until the finale and will get to present a longer pitch with a deck presentation. After, the remaining startups will be given rapid-fire questions to test their expertise and strategy. Everything will be put on the line to impress the judges and the crowd.
2022 Startup Pitch Competitors
Alumni Pitch Competition Judges
Program Director at Founders Institute
President at NuFund Venture Group
Interim VP of Research & Innovation at San Diego State University
Founder & Managing Partner at Spark Growth Ventures
CEO at LogicBoost Labs
Silicon Valley Technology Scouting Leader at State Farm
Partner at Crescent Ridge
President & CEO at Connect
Director of Business Development
Chairwoman & Founder at Stella Co
San Diego Startup Week
Join us for the biggest startup event of the year: San Diego Startup Week! Learn from top notch speakers, discover the hottest topics in your area of expertise, pitch your startup idea in front of investors, join career development workshops and meet other startup enthusiasts!