Always Be Closing Pitch Battle

Aug 28, 2020, 12:30 – 3:00 AM

Pitch to a group of angel investors and business experts about your Startup! Winners get a private virtual coffee meeting with one of our judges and free membership into Startup Grind's Startup Membership Program and the winner will represent OC in Startup Grind's Inaugural Global Pitch Competition!

Virtual event

About this event

Pitch to a group of angel investors! 

Winners get a private virtual coffee meeting with one of our judges and the opportunity to represent OC in Startup Grind's Inaugural Global Pitch Competition!!


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 million USD in funding and not closed a "Series A" round of financing.

Submission Process: It is now CLOSED

Please have your Youtube video link (public or viewable link) ready to go no later than Wednesday, August 19, 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 Friday, August 21st 6PM. For questions or concerns please email

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

Check out what happened


  • Ash Kumra

    88.9FM Business Radio Host & Peak Mindful


  • Janice Orlando

    Pasadena Angels

    Vice Chairman

  • Hassan Archer

    Hassan Archer Consulting


  • Grant Van Cleve

    Hangar 75

    Managing Partner

  • Tracy Stevens

    Go Daddy

    Former Head of Product & Design




Friday, August 28, 2020
12:30 AM – 3:00 AM UTC


Hellos | Lets Get Ready To Rock
Let the Battle Begin!


  • Jessica Acosta Jaquez

    Startup Grind


  • TJ Kinion


    Program Manager

  • Ariel Kramer

    CCO CELLINK | Columnist at Business Insider

  • Ash Kumra

    88.9FM Business Radio Host & Peak Mindful


  • Jessica Acosta

    SmartSpace AI

    Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine

  • TJ Kinion

    Sofar Ocean

    Co-Director, Startup Grind OC/Irvine

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