3rd Annual Always Be Closing Pitch Battle

Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 5:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Winners get a 1:1 meeting with one of our judges and free Membership to Startup Grind's new membership community for Founders ONLY!!


You must be to be an early-stage company based in Southern California (We consider Southern California to be made of the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego.)

Your company must be less than 5 years old.

Your company has raised less than $1.5 million USD in funding and not closed a "Series A" round of financing.

Submission Process: Please Fill Out THIS FORM and Register for the Event

Please have your YouTube video link (public or viewable link) ready to go no later than Friday, August 20, 10PM Pacific Standard Time. The pitch has to be 90 seconds or less (we will count this!). Startups advancing to pitch to the investors will be notified by Sunday, August 22nd 6PM. For questions or concerns please email jessica@startupgrind.com

The pitch must include the following items (we will count this):

1. Introduce team members presenting and your ask (funding amount).

2. Define the problem and explain why your audience should care.

3. Explain your solution. How is your product/service going to create a solution?

4. Company traction

5. Relevant experience to back up your business

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  • TJ Kinion

    TJ Kinion


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Wednesday, Aug 25
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)

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