NEXT Venture Pitch is an opportunity to hear from notable tech founders and connect with venture capitalists and entrepreneur leaders. An exciting afternoon awaits with a full agenda from Fireside Chats and VC panels to startup pitches.
Whether you're an entrepreneur, innovator, angel investor, or a community leader, join NEXT for the largest gathering of venture capitalists in the Upstate.
Venture Pitch 2019
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Pitch Companies 2019
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT TO EXPECT
This year's keynote address is headed by Rob Bearden, former CEO of Hortonworks. Hortonworks was the fastest enterprise software company to reach $100M in annual revenue and the first open source company to successfully IPO since RedHat.
Highly accomplished founders will discuss entrepreneurship in the region, providing success stories, advice, and room for growth.
8 innovative South-based startups will pitch to an audience of approximately 300 business leaders and venture capitalist.
Venture Capital Panel
Panel of leading venture capitalists will assess investment trends in the Southeast.
Entrepreneur & investor social mixer offers prime networking opportunities.
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Workshop: 8:30am - 11:30am
Conference: 12:30pm - 5pm
Networking Mixer: 5pm - 6pm
Greenville ONE Center - 2nd Floor
2 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
WHAT TO KNOW:
Will there be lunch?
Will will have an intermission from 11:30am – 12:30pm allowing you time to grab lunch in beautiful downtown Greenville.
Where can I park?
Richardson Street Garage: 66 Richardson Street
ONE City Plaza Garage (Aloft) : 34 Richardson Street
Can I just attend the CEO workshops?
No. Workshop seats are highly limited and are only available to those also attending the Venture Pitch Conference that afternoon.
**Alcoholic beverages will be available during networking mixer. Appropriate identification is required. **
APPLY TO PITCH
Last year, Venture Pitch hosted a record number of venture capital principals from around the U.S. – the largest collection of VC’s in S.C!
A key reason for their participation is the opportunity to hear pitches from top ventures. To begin finding the best companies to put on stage this year, we’re pleased to open the pitch application process!
To apply, entrepreneurs must email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 18th.
Executive Summary: a brief 1-2 paragraph overview of your company as you would present it to potential investors
Traction: a short summary of recent market traction and investor interest/engagement
Pitch Deck: a draft pitch deck (assume a 5 minute pitch format)
Applicants will be notified of their status by Wednesday, March 25th with final pitch selections announced by Friday, March 29th. All application information will be treated confidentially and will be used for pitch selection purposes only.
An independent Pitch Selection Committee will review all completed applications and determine the top 6-8 ventures to pitch. We anticipate, as in prior years, receiving applications from ventures across South Carolina and neighboring states.