Oregon Venture Fund Presents
What You Need to Know

PitchfestNW, the startup competition and conference within TechfestNW, brings together a diverse group of companies from around the globe and across industries to pitch to a panel of VCs.

Participating startups are chosen by a selection committee, and all TechfestNW attendees are invited to stop by, hear some pitches, and learn about the amazing work from these innovative new companies. The top 5 startups will present to the entire conference and a special panel of judges, and the winner will be announced on Friday afternoon!

TechfestNW is pleased to present The PSU Cleantech Challenge as part of PitchfestNW. Portland State University students will showcase their inspired solutions to today’s most pressing environmental problems in an exciting competition for campus cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs. Undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and faculty are invited to compete for $10,000 in grants and prizes.

Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Goodnuss!

PitchfestNW prize package includes:

Free space for at least three months at a Portland IQ incubator or accelerator
Options include: OTRADI Oregon Bioscience Incubator, Portland State Business Accelerator, PIE, and PIE Shop. The winner will be moved to the front of the line for Portland Seed Fund interviews.

Brand Situation Analysis from R2C Group
360 degree view of the winning company’s business, including: a full review of the market, products or services, identifying the target audience and competition.

Congratulations to Madorra, the winner of PitchfestNW 2017

Why Apply?

It is free to apply to PitchfestNW. If accepted, you’ll receive a ticket to TechfestNW and will be included in the pitch competition, where you will pitch to a panel of investors and industry leaders.

Accepted startups will also be given the opportunity to upgrade to PitchfestNW Amplified. Amplified gives you a table at the Startup Showcase to introduce your business to investors and TechfestNW attendees, two additional tickets to TechfestNW, pitch training, exclusive party invites, inclusion in the conference program, and more!

Applicants will be notified throughout February. For more information, please contact Meg at mmclaughlin@techfestnw.com.

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