ABQid 2019 Balloon Pitch Contest Application
(Application deadline September 2, 2019 @ 11:59pm MST!)

ABQid Balloon Pitch 2019 brings together launched startups from New Mexico seeking investment and an esteemed panel of in- and out-of-state investor judges for an exciting 2-day startup pitch event in Albuquerque, NM October 3-4.

If you're a founder of a startup with an innovative product addressing a large and growing market with a strong team, we want you to apply! Your presence in Albuquerque, NM, on the evening of October 3, 2019, through 3pm on Thursday, October 4, is required in order to compete. Staying through October 5 as the winner will get a ride during Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension the morning of the 5th (weather permitting).

Accommodations, meals, and tickets will be provided for one competing member of every selected company. The winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 prize (non-dilutive funding), and a hot air balloon flight during the Saturday, October 5 Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta (weather permitting)!

For more informatoin and event details visit www.abqid.com/balloon-pitch or email info@abqid.com.

Friends and supporters of your company are encouraged to attend the event at Vara Wines on October 3 to hear company pitches and Q&A with investors judges. Tickets available via www.abqid.com/balloon-pitch

Company Name *
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Company Headquarters *
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Company Website *
Applicants must have an active website to be considered
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Name & Title of Company Contest Representative *
Must be CEO or next closest Executive, and should be comfortable flying in a hot air balloon if your company wins
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Applicant Email *
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Applicant Phone Number *
Note: You may receive a phone call from the selection committee as part of the screening process.
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Company Summary (Founding date, value proposition, status, team) *
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Describe the market your company serves, and who your customers are *
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Describe your traction to date in that market with those customers *
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What problem does your product solve, and how does it solve it better than the competition or alternatives? *
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How does your company make money? *
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Amount raised to date, and source(s) of funding *
Include funding by founders, grants, and outside capital (angels, VCs) -- just distinguish between the different sources.
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Pitch Example Video *
It's your time to shine! Please submit a video that demonstrates that you (or the member of your team who will be pitching) has the ability to pitch effectively. Enter a link (YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) to your video below:
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