Panoramic Ventures opened applications for its Startup Showdown, the first in a series of pitch competitions designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies. The first competition in the monthly series will broadcast globally on June 24. It is open to tech startups across the country. Entrepreneurs can now apply to pitch for the inaugural Startup Showdown. Hurry, as the deadline to submit an application is May 16.
Hosted by Panoramic Ventures, the venture capital investing team of BIP Capital, Panoramic is led by entrepreneurs and investors Paul Judge and Mark Buffington. Finalists will pitch to VCs while establishing long-lasting connections in the entrepreneur ecosystem. The goal is to democratize the funding process and to showcase the most promising talent in the next frontier of innovation, regardless of race, gender, or geographic location. Panoramic intends to host future events on the road in emerging tech centers in the Southeast, Midwest, and other regions of the country.
Every application submitted for Startup Showdown will be thoroughly reviewed by the Panoramic investment team. The team will narrow the applicant pool to 25 semifinalists who will then reap the benefits of a Mentor Day, during which they will receive pitch support and advice from founders and tech executives from 20+ leading companies in the region. Mentors include leaders from Calendly, Georgia Tech VentureLab, NASDAQ, ParkMobile, PlayOn! Sports, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, SalesLoft, and others.
Five Startup Showdown semifinalists will be selected to virtually pitch on June 24 in front of a panel of guest judges. The winner will be provided with the opportunity to have Panoramic Ventures invest up to $120,000. Guest judges for the inaugural event include Kobie Fuller, Partner at Upfront Ventures, and Daley Ervin, Managing Director at Engage VC.
To submit an application to pitch for the June 24 Startup Showdown, or to secure a ticket to attend the event, visit startupshowdown.vc.
Original Source: PR Newswire