ECSV Pitch Event

May 2, 9:30 PM – May 3, 12:00 AM

Joe's Mill Hill Saloon, 300 South Broad Street, Trenton, 08608

ECSV is BACK and better than ever! We are now hosting on the Startup Grind platform! We are also back at our original location: Mill Hill Saloon! Something just feels right about pitching here.

In-person event
Pitch Battle

About this event

Simply put, ECSV is a catalyst. It's purpose is to help spark the first startup ecosystem in Trenton. It's not as hard to create a startup ecosystem as you may think... Essentially, there is Supply (startups) and Demand (investors). Then, you just need a catalyst in order to tie it all together. That's what ECSV is! 

We are back at our original location where we hosted the first two ECSV pitch events: Mill Hill Saloon on S Broad Street! There's something about the vibe here. Going back to our roots. We are also now scouting startups for the first venture capital firm in Trenton: TRENTON MAKES. Hosting with Startup Grind is amazing! This is exactly what we needed to help cultivate the startup community in New Jersery's capital city. 

The emergence of local events like ECSV mirror a larger trend: Trenton, New Jersey is rapidly undergoing a remarkable transformation, evolving into a dynamic and thriving startup and tech hub that captures the essence of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, which has been here all along. The city's vibrant ecosystem is pulsating with energy, creating an atmosphere that is truly incredible for those involved in the burgeoning     tech scene.

In the past, Trenton was synonymous with the manufacturing of steel bridge cables, contributing significantly to the industrial landscape of the United States. However, as globalization shifted manufacturing overseas, Trenton, like many other cities, bore the brunt of the decline in traditional industries. The echoes of the past, encapsulated in the iconic phrase "Trenton Makes The World Takes," now serve as a rallying cry for a new era of innovation and economic rejuvenation.

With a growing number of startup founders actively shaping the city's destiny, Trenton is poised to carve out a niche in the digital realm. The transition from traditional manufacturing to cutting-edge technology marks a pivotal moment in Trenton's history, symbolizing its resilience and determination to reclaim its position as a hub of industry and progress.


If you are interested in pitching your startup company then please apply by messaging us from our Startup Grind page here. We are looking for great startups as we build this fundraising ecosystem. 

We hope that you attend our next ECSV startup pitch event! You'll love what #TrentonMakes 

Check out what happened



May 2 – 3, 2024
9:30 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


  • John Snee

    Startup Grind Trenton

    Chapter Director

  • Lindsay Codispoti

    Social Media Manager

  • Darnell Storey

    Alphamega Media

    Event Entertainment

  • Ruby Bonilla


  • David Stengle

    Startup Grind Princeton Director

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