In its fifth year, Crossroads Pitch Competition has become the biggest pitch competition in Indiana, attracting promising startups from across the state. This year, the event goes virtual: judges will review recorded pitches, then select a handful to compete live via Zoom on October 7. The winner takes home a $5,000 cash prize and coveted slots to pitch to Elevate Origins & Flywheel Fund. You must apply to pitch by September 10: crossroadspitch.com
We’ve substantially increased the top prize. $5K in cold hard cash is pretty sweet, and so are the follow-up connections and opportunities: the winner gets a slot to pitch to Elevate for either pre-seed ($20k) or seed ($80k) investment, and a slot to pitch Flywheel Fund for $25k.
We’ve also substantially increased our diversity of judges. Our 30 judges represent all parts of our venture, startup, and coworking communities. 50% are women, 10% are BIPOC.
We’re excited to meet the 2020 startups!