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Pitch Columbus

April 20, 2021

Pitch Columbus is a pitch competition with a first place cash prize of up to $20K for high growth and high potential startups in Columbus, Indiana. Qualifying candidates include:

– Ideation-stage companies with no more than $50,000 in trailing revenue over the past 12-month period.
– Strong team with complementary skills or prior startup venture experience, demonstrated coachability and commitment to high-growth ventures.
– Addressable market size over $500 million; clear understanding of the competitive environment; and desired competitive advantages.
– Well-articulated problem and proposed solution; clear product development roadmap.
– Identified target customers and go-to market strategies, supported with customer discovery or customer validation work and development of goto-market strategies.
– Clearly-identified and specific use of funds to support achievement of meaningful milestones


If you fit this criteria and are interested in participating, please fill out the form linked below.

Competition Timeline:

– Competition Announced: March 29th
– Soft Applications Due: April 20th
– Application Review/Workshopping: April 20th-May 11th
– Finalists Notified: May 17th
– Final Competition: May 20th