Always Be Closing - Pitch Competition

WeWork - Boardwalk - 18575 Jamboree Road Irvine, 92612 Irvine
Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Pitch to a group of angel investors and business experts your idea! Winners get a private lunch with one of our judges and supporting marketing media from us to help grow your startup!


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:

Send us a Youtube video link (public or viewable link) by Wednesday September 11th 10PM Pacific Standard Time. The pitch has to be 90 seconds or less (we will count this!). Winners will be notified by Friday September 13th 6PM. Please send this to

The pitch has to 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



Wednesday, Sep 18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


WeWork - Boardwalk
18575 Jamboree Road Irvine92612

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    Jessica Acosta Jaquez

    Startup Grind


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