Evansville Hosts Regional Pitch Competition

Leading to Statewide Innovation Showcase where Evansville Start-up Quarion Technologies took the Top Prize in 2018

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (May 2, 2019) – A Regional Pitch Competition will take place on June 11th in Evansville, connecting local entrepreneurs and growth potential companies with like-minded individuals and investors looking to support emerging and growing technology.

The event will begin with pitches from each company followed by Q&A with the judges. One regional winner will receive a prize package of cash and in-kind services valued at over $5,000. In addition, the winner is invited to move on to the Venture Club of Indiana’s Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis on August 22nd – competing for cash, in-kind services, and priceless exposure to Indiana’s Angel and Venture Investor communities.

Last year, hundreds of startup companies from across Indiana competed in the Innovation Showcase for the chance to prove their startup’s merit.  Evansville’s Regional Pitch competition winner, Aric Pryor brought home the statewide win and prize package for his Evansville-based startup, Quarion Technology.

The Regional Pitch Competition on June 11th is open to the public. Anyone with an interest in local startups is welcome to attend the free event. Attendees are asked to RSVP as food and beverages will be served.

If you have an idea or startup to pitch, please email Eric Steele (esteele@elevateventures.com) to register for the Regional Competition and for additional information.

Event Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Pitches begin at 6:30 p.m.

Event Location: Innovation Pointe (318 Main Street, Suite 101 Evansville, IN 47708)

Event Presented by: The Venture Club of Indiana

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Regional Event Sponsors: Gutwein Law, The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, InGen Technologies and Evansville Tech-on-Tap, Elevate Ventures Southwest

ABOUT THE INNOVATION SHOWCASE
The Innovation Showcase celebrates its 11th Anniversary this year as Indiana’s premier event for capital sources to connect with fundable companies. Companies, business executives, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs from the Midwest will attend the event, validating Indiana’s vibrant and diverse startup community. In addition to networking opportunities, there will be an expo of fundable startups and a pitch contest with selected regional winners from across Indiana.