A hybrid program combing pitch with crowdfunding
What is it?
The BGV Pitch Program flips the traditional pitch experience on its head: we coach entrepreneurs, host a live crowdfunded pitch competition, then connect them to community and professionals to support them on their journey. We democratize funding by allowing the audience to vote with their dollars using the Raisify platform for the founders whose pitch they favor. Each founder has 3 minutes to pitch and a 3 minute Q&A from the audience.
The person with the most votes wins (not the most money raised). The live-crowdfunding event is a high-energy, fun, focused, and supportive environment that includes community in being a part of the entrepreneurial journey.
Tech and Beauty
In cash prizes
During the Pitch Program Participants will:
Create a 3 minute pitch for their business
Engage in 2 pitch practices to help them effectively deliver their pitch for the competition and beyond
Receive feedback and tips on creating an effective pitch deck
Enter the BGV Universe through our Alumni program and gain access to capital, connections, resources, and exclusive updates and offerings
Applications are now being accepted for our spring program.
What you'll gain
1st Place Winner: $10K
2nd Place Winner: $6K
3rd Place Winner: $2K
Money raised from the audience’s votes on Raisify.co
Google Cloud Credits
Salesforce for Startups package
Membership to the BGV Connect Incubator
Direct funding and access to a new network of business owners and investors.
Discounts on HubSpot + access to training.
Access to Canva for 1 year.