Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchNET's 4th annual Elevator Pitch competition. $1,000 in prizes including best business pitch and best personal pitch!
EveryWednesday from 2-4pm, outside the LaunchNET office on the 2nd floor of the Library, CED advisors will be on hand as well as LaunchNET "pitch consultants" to get your resume, cover letter, AND elevator pitch polished and ready to go.
Participants will need to apply online at hudsonlibrary.org for one of the 10-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications must be received by Monday, October 30, 2017.
The seven finalists chosen to pitch will be notified by Monday, November 6. A $3,000 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $500.
FUEL by The Bit Factory is a competition for entrepreneurs. Any software startup can apply for a chance to present at the competition. Winning startups will pitch investor sharks and negotiate a $10,000 investment as well as quick admittance into our exclusive accelerator that will help fast track you to success.
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. These events are very community focused and provide a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas.
Hyland's Women in Tech Conference - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hear from female IT front-runners who have paved the way in technology. This event will provide you with insight into a day in the life of IT professionals and using computational thinking in your everyday life.
The Cleveland Medical Hackathon (#clemedhack) will bring together doctors, nurses, researchers, public health workers along with IT professionals over an intense 24-hour period at the Global Center for Health Innovation on October 21-22, 2017.
Launched in 2015, Cleantech UP builds on its precursor, the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which expanded student engagement in clean energy technologies from 2011 to 2015. Since the competition started, participants have formed more than 200 ventures, created 120+ jobs, and raised more than $120 million in follow-on funding.
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country.
The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy; healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, or consumer devices.
LET US KNOW! Has your company reached a significant milestone? Gotten some great press coverage? Hired an employee? Launched a product? Exhibited at an event?