Startup requirement to participate in pitch competition:• Actively Fundraising (or will be soon)• Stage: Around MVP or later• Around 1-3 years in business• Raised less than $3m• At least one founder located in Charlotte (within 30 miles of city-center)
The top startups will be judged on a point-based system. Criteria include:• (10 pts) Creativity- Originality of the idea• (10 pts) Potential – Longevity, actualization and profitability• (10 pts) Team – Who is your team and how will they make your company a success?• (10 pts) Pitch – Clarity and Performance
We will be tallying votes for 3 categories at the Seed the South event (prizes will increase with sponsorship): • Judge Big Pitch Favorite ($1,000 sponsored by Lowe's Ventures), $3000 worth of Bookkeeping Services from Reconciled and a one-year membership to BIG• Attendee’s Favorite Big Pitch ($1,000 sponsored by Castle)• Best Quick Pitch at demo table ($1,000 sponsored by Hygge)
All Big Pitch winners will also receive two months free coworking membership at Advent Coworking. All Big Pitch participants will receive an one-year membership at Packard place.All Seed the South participants will receive $1,000 in AWS Credits.
We will select up 4-8 startups to do the Big Pitch, based on scores. If your startup isn't selected to pitch, you can still participate with a demo table. The 22 startups with the highest scores will be invited to participate with a demo table and Quick Pitch competition. Only two leaders from each startup can participate for free.
***If you want a demo table, but aren't interested in the Big Pitch, fill out the application and email email@example.com ***