Application deadline for TechPitch competition is extended

kleslie@thetribunenews.comSeptember 18, 2013 

UPDATE: The deadline to apply to the third annual TechPitch has been extended to midnight Oct. 7.

Original story: The Cal Poly Small Business Development Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Softec, the Economic Vitality Corporation and the Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College are asking all local startups to apply for their third annual TechPitch competition.

To qualify, applicants must be a seed or early-stage startup — defined as having less than $2 million in investment and no more than $1 million in annual revenue, according to a news release.

Once selected, eight qualified applicants will pitch their technology-related business ideas to a panel of industry experts Oct. 23 at an event in the Alex Madonna Expo Center. The winner will receive follow-up services, contacts and opportunities from affiliate organizations to help grow their startups.

To enter, entrepreneurs should apply at and submit an executive summary of their business plans before midnight Sept. 25.

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