Pitch Battle START Fellowship

Aug 17, 2023, 8:00 – 11:30 PM

Universidad de Las Américas Campus UDLAPark, Vía a Nayón, Quito, 170124

The START Fellowship Pitching Competition is an exciting event where aspiring entrepreneurs compete. Winners receive a fast-tracked application to our accelerator program in Switzerland, along with mentorship and resources. The event concludes with networking, providing valuable connections among participants and industry professionals. Tickets are free but very limited!

In-person event
Pitch Battle

About this event

The START Fellowship Pitching Competition brings together aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas and compete for the prestigious START Fellowship. Participants present their projects to a panel of judges, aiming to impress with their passion and well-researched plans.

Winners of the competition receive a fast-tracked application to our accelerator program in Switzerland. This program offers support, mentorship, and access to resources, propelling their entrepreneurial journey forward.

The event concludes with a networking session, allowing participants to connect with industry professionals and potential investors. This creates opportunities for collaboration and valuable connections.

The START Fellowship Pitching Competition celebrates innovation, determination, and the power of transformative ideas. It empowers the next generation of leaders, providing them with support to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Entry Requirements:

- Enrolment one of the following universities (<25 years)

  • Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Quito
  • Universidad San Francisco, Quito
  • Universidad de Las Américas, Quito
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUC), Quito
  • Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Loja
  • Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Guatemala City
  • Yatchay University, San Miguel de Urcuquí

- Committed to founding

- MVP or prototype

- English C1 Level

- Co-founder with a team of at least 2 people (no solo founders!)

Check out what happened


  • Tom Weckes





Thursday, August 17, 2023
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM UTC


  • José Alvarez

    Startup Grind Quito

    Chapter Director


  • Jose Alvarez

    Startup Grind

    Quito Chapter Director

  • Stephanie Romero

    Founder HANAMIEC

    Co-Director StartupGrind Quito

  • María Fernanda Guillen

    Team member

  • Alisson Tamayo

    Heaven Sprout Foods

    Team Member

  • Thaymara Bolivar

    Team member

  • Pablo Simbaña Cangas

    Nestlé Ecuador

    Team Member

  • Sofia Velasco


    Team Member

  • Nikita Martínez

    Team member

  • Mateo Moreira


    Growth Manager

  • Anita Sancho

    Team member lead MKT

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