Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition is accepting applications

Columbus Startup Week is May 7-11

Our neighbors to the east are hosting a pitch competition at Columbus Startup Week, and they’re currently accepting applications for entry.

Don’t know what Startup Week is? Well, allow us to enlighten you!

Startup Week is a 5-day celebration of all things entrepreneurial and provides business owners–or soon to be business owners–with a wealth of opportunities not only to connect with other entrepreneurs and professionals but also to learn from and get inspired by seasoned CEOs, CTOs, COOs and other experts.

Dayton Startup Week is June 11-15 this year (mark your calendar), but that’s a story for another day

According to the Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition website, here’s what you should know about the event:

Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition brings the Midwest’s top startups together on stage to compete for $50,000 in advertising prizes from Dispatch Media Group and the attention of media, investors, and customers.  Judges include top VCs and entrepreneurs looking for innovative companies to grow to the next level.

First Prize: $25,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Second Prize: $15,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Third Prize: $10,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Community Impact Award: $5,000 cash from Columbus Inspires

Plus the awarding of the 2018 BBB Central Ohio Spark Award Recipients

Event: The Pitch Competition event will be hosted at the Bluestone, 583 E Broad St, on May 8 at 5:00-7:30pm


5:00pm – Pitch Competition Networking and Happy Hour

6:00pm – Pitches begin

7:15pm Winner announced!


Want to pitch for chance at taking home a chunk of the $50K  worth of advertising prizes? Click here to apply!


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