Those interested in submitting applications for technology-related business ideas to potentially win a cash prize and support services may do so by midnight Sept. 14 as part of the fifth annual TechPitch competition.
The event is a collaboration between Cal Poly, Softec and the Economic Vitality Corp.
Entrepreneurs looking to participate must apply through the website http://www.techpitch.org, with an executive summary of their business.
Selected startups will receive professional consulting, contacts and opportunities from affiliate organizations, as well as help with accessing capital.
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Six applicants will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts and investors. The winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize.
The TechPitch event is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo; Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com , has been named the event’s keynote speaker.
Weinman recently sold her company, which offers online educational courses in business, creative and software skills for $1.5 billion.
The event is set to run 5 to 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $15 for students, $45 per person for the public or $300 per table of eight.
To find more information, contact Natalie Lovgren at 756-5171 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.techpitch.org.