TechConnect Demo Day is a pitch competition that givesv early stage startups the opportunity to pitch their socially innovating solutions to pressing issues including public safety, voting, education, jobs, housing, health and social justice.  The top startups will be invited to our Pitch Prep Session on Thursday, August 2nd and Friday August 3rd.  During this session, each team will be paired with mentors included entrepreneurs, corporate executives, designers, and developers to help strengthen their ideas and perfect their presentations.
On Friday, August 3rd the startups will have 3 minutes to present their innovative solution, idea, or technology before a panel of judges, members of the media, venture capitalists and TechConnect attendees.  One winning team will receive $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in prizes, which may include laptop computers, business development services and mentor support for one year.
Eligible startups must:

  • Demonstrate, measurable social/environmental impact in sectors including, but not limited to:Submit a pitch deck (not more than 10 slides), explaining your company, your solution, your team, your business model, your milestones for the next year and how you will use the $5,000 prize money.
    • Edtech (i.e. enhance teaching/learning process, improve quality/impact of education)
    • Foodtech (i.e. nutrition/quality, safety, environmental/ethical impact)
    • Greentech (i.e. clean energy, environmental, and sustainable or green, products and services)
    • Healthtech (i.e. devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and /or systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives)
    • Any other solutions that address issues that affect underserved communities
  • Be able to attend the Pitch Prep Session on Thursday, August 2nd from 9am-5pm and Friday, August 3rd from 9am-3pm and present at TechConnect Demo Day on Friday, August 3rd from 3pm-5pm.