Pitch your Startup to the Right Leaders

The Pitch Deck Summit is a 2-day event that unites investors, corporate executives, incubators and accelerators with innovators from around the world to pitch their solutions for investment opportunities, mentorship and potential customers.

Startup Discovery

Finding groundbreaking startups that meet the selection criteria—which includes stage, team and theme—is no easy task, so we rely on our partnerships scattered across the country for insider knowledge and input regarding up-and-coming startups in their regions.

Investment Opportunities

We are committed to supporting early-stage startups (up to series A) as we know how difficult it can be to allocate or raise funds. Through the Pitch Deck Summit, you are ideally put in front of leaders and innovators that have the potential and the resources to increase your bottom line.

Networking

Network with the elite of the startup community, hedge funds, VC firms, qualified investors, incubators, accelerators, and corporate executives with supporting events including the Summit Networking Drinks.

App

Get the most out of Pitch Deck Summit with the mobile app. Personalize your profile so that attendees know who you are and plan your schedule so you don’t miss an essential pitch. You’ll also be able to connect with all our attendees and chat with them throughout the event.

MatchMaking

Our matchmaking feature allows founders and investors attending the conference to request meetings with one another, schedules a time and assigns a specific table at the event for them to meet within the Summit area at the event.

Complimentary Services

Not only do our startups receive an opportunity of funding but they are offered complimentary services worth up to $5,000 and spots in accelerators and incubators.

Eligibility and Investment Criteria

Pitch Deck Summit is open to growth startups with clear monetization strategy, scalability of business model and that:

Funding

Have received under $2 million in funding to date and have not had a discernible change in business model in the previous three years.

Innovative

The activity is based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology.

Proof of Concept

Have a proof of concept, a prototype, scientific validation of your claim, or are in the process of producing one.

Independent Business

The project is not part of a larger company.

Early Stage

The project/startup is in early-stage (up to series A).

Strong Impact

The project has the potential to have a strong impact on the industry they target, and on society.

Agenda

Our intimate setting offers investors and startups a platform to make the deal flow as seamless as possible with the added benefit of months of meetings packed into 2 days under one roof.

Pitch Day
December 11th, 9 AM to 5 PM

100 Startups will pitch in one of the different track stages in front of qualified investors, Family Offices, VC Firms, Incubators, Accelerators, and Corporate Executives for an opportunity to get funding, clients, and complimentary services.

Each startup will have 3 minutes for their pitch following 5 minutes of Q&A.

Pitch Day
December 11th, 9 AM to 5 PM
Summit Networking Drinks
December 11th, 7 PM to 10 PM

Join us for networking, drinks, and fun. Our Summit Networking Drinks will be open to our Investors, Incubators, Accelerators, Corporate Executives, and Startups. During the cocktail, you will have a chance to get to know all of our attendees and break the ice.

Summit Networking Drinks
December 11th, 7 PM to 10 PM
MatchMaking Day
December 12th, 9 AM to 3 PM

On our final day interested Investors, incubators and Corporate Executives will have an opportunity to have a meaningful 1-on-1 conversation with the team of each startup they wish to engage. Private tables will be set up for a 15-minute appointment created by the interested investor, accelerator or executive for a closer view of the project.

MatchMaking Day
December 12th, 9 AM to 3 PM

The Event

Our mission is to unlock the potential of those that will shape the world of tomorrow offering valuable opportunities and expanding their network.

The Kauffman Foundation named the Austin area the “Most Business-Friendly U.S. City”

Austin places at or near the top of fDi Intelligence’s annual “American Cities of the Future” rankings.

Forbes calls Austin “America’s No. 1 Boom Town.” These evaluations are made based on performance and on the criteria that business uses for making location decisions—like workforce quality, capacity for innovation, low cost of doing business, and the quality of life that Central Texas affords.

Austin was named the No. 3 ``Most Inventive City`` due to patent activity by the Wall Street Journal.

Forbes named Austin No. 2 of ``America’s Most Innovative Cities``, based on per capita patent activity and VC investment.

World Economic Forum ranks Austin the #1 city for tech in the world. (April 2017)

Forbes ranks Texas the #2 best state for business and #1 for economic climate

Texas ranked #1 for capital investments in the U.S.A. (2016)

Register

Register now to get access to Texas most influential startup pitch event.

Startup Pass
Pitch your Project
$500
Per StartupApply
Startup Pass
Access to thousands of dollars worth of complimentary services.
Multiple attendees per startup
Dedicated time slot during Pitch Day for your presentation to investors.
Networking app to book your 1-on-1 meetings.
Dedicated space for meetings.
Full List of incubators and accelerators.
Access to the exclusive Summit Networking Drinks.
Investor Pass
Find the next Unicorn
$600
Per PersonRegister
Investor Pass
One night at the Fairmont Austin
Breakfast and Lunch on Pitch Day
Coffee breaks during both days
Reserved seating at dining table during Pitch Day
Networking app to book your 1-on-1 meetings with startups
Full List of startups
Access to the exclusive Summit Networking Drinks

Inquiry

To find out how you can promote your organization to our unique audience of decision makers, simply complete the form and one of our sales team members will be in touch.




Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

We open the event with our Pitch Day where 100 startups will pitch their ideas to investors, incubators, accelerators and corporate executives. Then on the second day, we will have a MatchMaking day that will allow interested parties to have a 1-on-1 meeting for funding possibilities. At the Summit Networking Drinks, you can network with investors, venture capitalists, and the entrepreneurial community. Startups also have the potential to earn thousands of dollars in services.

Startups will present their ideas to investors, incubators, accelerators and corporate executives during a three-minute pitch. After the pitch, investors, incubators, accelerators, and corporate executives will engage in a Q&A session with each startup.

MatchMaking Day is an event designed to get startups in front of investors, business owners, and the entrepreneurial community. During this second day, startups will get a chance to win complimentary services, get funding or receive mentoring.

The Pitch Deck Summit Organizing Committee only grants access to submitted executive summaries and pitch decks to the members of its selection committee. Steps are taken to limit access to the submitted executive summaries.

The selection committee of the Pitch Deck Summit are venture capitalists, investors, accelerators, corporate executives, and lawyers who are used to dealing with confidential material on a regular basis.

They all sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement, available upon request. However, if you believe some information might be too sensitive (because of a pending patent for example), we advise that you get legal advice from someone within your institution. If you do not have access to legal counsel, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

  • Deadline for applications is October 31st.
  • Approval for Startups is 2 weeks after applying.
  • Final Startup list will be announced November 22nd.
  • Pitch Slot selection deadline November 29th.
  • Pitch Deck delivery deadline is on November 29th.
  • Pitch Day is on December 11th.
  • MatchMaking Day is on December 12th.

We don’t recommend it. You should pick your favorite idea and apply with that one.

Sure. We have many companies who have already raised over $1M, just as long as you haven’t raised more than $2M.

Yes. If you’ve applied before and not gotten in, we strongly encourage you to apply again. Having made progress since your last application is a strong signal for us.

We don’t get directly involved with visas, but we have a list good immigration lawyers. Getting a visa for the event is rarely a problem.

Event Info

Here, you will find directions to the venue.

WHERE

Fairmont Austin

WHEN

December 11th and 12th, 2019

EMAIL US

contact@pitchdecksummit.com