Westside Pitch Startup Competition

Thursday, March 10, 2022 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (PST)

Description

Washington County is brimming with doers and makers creating exceptional products and services to solve some of industry's biggest problems. Industry talent, networks, and resources converge here to make Washington County a great place to start and grow a business. It's time to celebrate this entrepreneurial ecosystem and highlight some of its emerging startup businesses. Please join us for appetizers and help us cheer on these innovative ventures

What is Westside Pitch?

Westside Pitch is a startup competition for Washington County entrepreneurs seeking to showcase their early-stage businesses. Competitors will have the chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of local investors. In preparation for the event, participating businesses will receive personalized coaching by Venture Catalyst, Laura Kubisiak.

Who can participate?

Early-stage business ventures that currently operate or plan to operate in Washington County, Oregon, as well as residents of Washington County are eligible to compete. Selected businesses will have developed or be in the process of developing a unique, scalable product or service that solves a major industry problem.

Why should startups compete?

This event will offer a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your business venture to both investors and the general public. Additionally, we will be offering several cash prizes:

  • First Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $2,500

Potential in-kind services provided by local businesses, such as accountants and attorneys, will be offered as well.

Application and Attendance

Businesses can apply to compete at no cost by completing the application below. The competition application window will be open January 5 to February 4, 2022.

Not ready to compete but wish to attend anyway? Want to celebrate local entrepreneurs? Spectators are welcome! General admission tickets are available starting in January at the link below.

Contact Laura Kubisiak at Laura@VentureCatalyst.biz and visit the Westside Pitch webpage on TiE Oregon (https://oregon.tie.org/westside-pitch-2022/)

Walters Cultural Arts Center
527 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97213 United States
Thursday, March 10, 2022 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (PST)
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