Presents
PitchfestNW

PITCHFESTNW IS A CONFERENCE INSIDE TECHFESTNW SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR STARTUPS.

April 25-26, 2016   -The Armory-   Portland OR


Congratulations to our very first PitchfestNW winner, Poda Foods and thank you to Portland Development Commission for its support



Thanks to the 50 startups who proudly competed in PitchFestNW 2016


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All PitchfestNW applicants receive:

Entrance into the Pitch Competition with 5 minutes to pitch to a panel of curated VC’s, including:

YB Choi

VC, Vulcan Capital

Anarghya Vardhana

Investor, Maveron

Greg Ennis

Managing Director, Peninsula Ventures

Diane Fraiman

Partner, Voyager

Peter Horan

VC, Horan MediaTech Advisors

Tim Porter

Managing Director, Madrona

Ned Renzi

Founder, Birchmere Ventures

Angela Jackson

Co-founder and Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund

Nitin Rai

Founder, Elevate Capital

Edward Wilson

Investor, Anthos Capital

Sivakumar Ramamurthy

Managing Director, Intel Capital

Steve Barham

Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures

Tom Sperry

Co-founder, Rogue Venture Partners

Jon Maroney

Oregon Angel Fund

Bill Bryant

Parter, DFJ Venture

Zach Jonasson

Phoenix Venture Partners

Cole Younger

Arnold Venture Group

Julie Harrelson

Cascade Angels

Top 5 finalists will be chosen to pitch on the mainstage of TechfestNW

The winner will be awarded a prize package including:

• Cash
• One hour consultation with a VC
• Media coverage from Willamette Week and Digital Trends
• The PitchfestNW winner can chose a luxurious three bedroom house from Vacasa’s expansive portfolio of Oregon properties on the Coast, Mt. Hood, Wine Country or even Central Oregon. If you don’t live in Oregon, we’d be happy to find you the perfect vacation get away closer to home
• Strategic consultation with AKQA – Spend a day with global ideas and innovation agency AKQA where they will help with product design and positioning, market entry and partner strategy.
• $120,000 in cloud credits from the IBM Global Entrepreneur program – no strings attached