Innovation Showcase Regional Pitch Competition Coming to Muncie

*Original Story posted on the Muncie Journal.*

By: Ted Baker—

Muncie, IN—The Venture Club of Indiana, in partnership with the Muncie Innovation Connector, will be hosting the 3rd annual Road to the Showcase Regional Pitch Competition on July 23, 2019, at the Innovation Connector, 1208 West White River Blvd., Muncie.  This event, one of several throughout Indiana, is a qualifier for the Statewide Innovation Showcase to be held in Indianapolis on August 22, 2019.  This contest will showcase winners from all regional competitions around the state. Venture capitalists from around the US will be in attendance and will be looking for investment opportunities.  Significant prizes will also be awarded to the winners.

This competition is open to any investment-ready companies looking for the opportunity to raise capital for growth and to advance their products or services. Anyone with an idea ready for growth or existing business on a scalable growth path is invited to participate in this event. Participation is free but is limited to ten participants.  The maximum time for each pitch is five minutes with possible Q & A from the judges.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • $500 in cash – sponsored by Elevate Ventures for the winner as well as entry into the State Innovation Showcase Pitch Competition. The winner will also receive, from the Innovation Connector, direct assistance for preparing for the Innovation Showcase including pitch deck assistance, pitch delivery and follow up coaching for their business.
  • All entrants may be awarded the opportunity to receive FREE software/application development based on the need and scope of the project.

To register to pitch or if you need additional information about pitching, please contact Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Innovation Connector, at 765-285-4902. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 19that noon.

The public is encouraged to attend this event.  This event is free to attend but RSVP to Alexis Dishman at the Innovation Connector at 765-285-4900.