Okay, okay. So you might not have won that Powerball over the weekend. But here’s a chance at $60,000+ in prizes, and you don’t have to scratch off or count numbers at all! All you need is an idea and a pitch about your Indiana startup to enter The Innovation Showcase.
To a startup, it can be tough to acquire the necessary components for kickstarting your company: the technology, the marketing capacities, and many other company needs. The Innovation Showcase is a unique conference that connects Indiana small business owners and fundable companies can connect with venture capitalists and angel investors. If you have an idea that needs a bit of funding to turn into a reality, register for the July 11 event.
As an exhibitor, you’ll get 60 seconds to pitch your company for the prize package. The top presenters from the pitch competition will gain access to the most well-known angel investors in the area. At least two presenters will go straight in that evening to make private pitches to HALO and Elevate Ventures. They (and maybe other presenters) will also gain access to guaranteed pitches to Stepstone Angels, Purdue’s P3 Alliance, IU’s Innovate Indiana Fund, Gravity Ventures, Allos Ventures and xCap Angels.
Want in? Here are the details:
When: July 11, 2013
Where: Dallara Indycar Factory, 1201 Main St. in Speedway
Time: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Exhibitor Pitches at 3:00 p.m.)
Cost for Event: Early bird tickets are $35. After May 31, general admission is $50 in advance or $75 at the door.
Exhibitor Info: Deadline for exhibitor applications is May 31 – so register to pitch ASAP! The application can be accessed here.
You might also be wondering what all goes into that $60,000 prize package. Well, the winning exhibitor will receive $5,000 in cash. Additionally, they will receive thousands of dollars in free services, including legal and accounting aid, branding and public relations consulting, and a free Max Plan from yours truly. Seriously, the prize package is awesome – you can check out the full list by clicking “Prize Package Details” on The Innovation Showcase homepage.
More information about The Innovation Showcase can be found through its website or by calling (317) 339-6205. Good luck, and see you in July!