Startup Showdown is a pitch competition where five early-stage startups compete in front of a live audience for a chance to win a $120,000 investment prize from BIP Ventures. For others in the innovation community, it’s a front-row look at the most compelling new businesses, founders, and emerging categories.
Hundreds of applications are submitted from founders across the country.
The 25 semifinalists attend Mentor Day to refine their pitch for the judges.
The remaining finalists present to a panel of top-caliber VC judges, competing live for a $120,000 investment prize.