Tracks: Enterprise and E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Blockchain and Big Data, Hardware and Robotics, Consumer Products.

Apply for Pitch Competition By Oct 5. 12:00 PM     Apply for EXPO Table

Learn about the Pitch Competition Judges for each of the tracks.
Questions? Contact Organizer contact@ignitersv.com,
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Pitch your startup at Computer History Museum infront of 40+ prominent investors of Silicon Valley ranging from Garage Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Alchemist Accelerator, Grishin Robotics, Swarm Funds and more.

Pitching Competition

Entrepreneurs, you are invited to Pitch at IgniterCon, Oct 13-14 Computer History Museum! We have multiple tracks covering Artificial Intelligence, Hardware & Robotics, Enterprise, Consumer products and Blockchain. Here is the complete steps for the Pitch Competition.

Steps for Success at Pitch Competition

  1. Apply for the Pitch https://bit.ly/IgniterPitch2018
  2. GET your Ticket and reserve your Spot. You need the ticket to attend the exclusive webinar. Use one of the following We have few more spots left with discounted tickets so hurry up. (if you are not selected you can always get a Full refund)
    • If you are a single Founder use the promotion code IGNTPITCHSINGLEFNDR at https://ignitercon2018.eventbrite.com to sign up for $250 ($250 discount) for Pitch Competition. This includes one conference ticket.
    • If you are more than one founder planning to come to the conference and don't need an Expo booth. Use the Discount Code “IGNITERPITCH-NOEXPO” to sign up for $500 (Discount of $500) for Pitch Competition. This includes two conference tickets but does not include an Expo Booth. This is good for Startups with 2 or more founders.
    • If you need an EXPO booth table. Use the Promotional code "IGNITERPITCH” to signup for $1000(discount of $500), this includes 2 Conference tickets and a Startup Expo booth to showcase your product. This is good for Startups with 2 or more founders.
  3. Phone Screen:Setup a 15 minute time for Phone Screen/ orientation at https://calendly.com/ignitercon/15-minute
  4. Learn the Pitching Format

    PITCHING - 5 Minute Each Pitch by the presenter with One Slide for Background the background with company logo on it (no notes). You do not use notes or flashcards while pitching, it must be by memory.

      5 PITCHING CRITERIA TO WIN (Judges will vote on each criteria)
    1. Is it a good idea?
    2. Is it clearly communicated?
    3. Is the pitch interesting?
    4. Would you like to see this idea developed further?
    5. Overall impression.

  5. Attend the Webinar Friday (need to get your ticket before this to attend) · Sept 28, 3PM-4PM: by our Pitch Coach - Donna Griffit
  6. Mark your calendar for the important dates.
    • NOW: Apply for Pitching https://bit.ly/IgniterPitch2018
    • By Sept: Get your Discounted Ticket for IgniterCon Pitch Competition
    • Sept 21, 9AM-10AM: Attend the Webinar on Pitch by our Pitch Coach - Donna Griffit
    • Oct 5, 5Pm - 8PM: Attend the In-person screening for Pitch Competition at HackerDojo
    • Oct 12, 1Pm - 5PM:Training for Startups, Pitch Workshop and Communication with Investors workshop
    • Oct 13, 3PM - 4PM:Pitch Contest - Enterprise and E-commerce,
    • Oct 13: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMPitch Contest - A.I. and Robotics
    • Oct 13, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pitch Contest - Award Ceremony
    • Oct 14, 3PM - 4PM:Pitch Contest - Consumer Products
    • Oct 14, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM:Oct 14: Pitch Contest - Blockchain and Crypto
    • Oct 14, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pitch Contest - Award Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Do we need to pay for the Pitch Competition?

You are paying for the entry ticket and for the Startup Expo booth at the Conference.

Can I pay after I get selected?

No, to be eligible for the Pitch Competition Webinar, Screening process, and dedicated Startup workshops, all applicant has to pay so its fair for everybody.

Do I get refund if I am not selected for Pitch Competition? YES

The Pitch Competition Screening is 1 week before the conference, if you are not selected and does not want to attend the workshop and conference you get a full refund.

What is the Startup EXPO booth?

The Startup Expo booth is a 3ft round table you get to promote your product to all attendees, in the Startup EXPO area to display your product, or software on a computer. An Expo booth give you extra visibility among Investors and potential partners.

Do we always get a Discount?

No, we have few discounts left, early Pitch applicant will get a discounted ticket. but we have limited discounted tickets and you get it on first-come-first-serve basis. See the Discount Codes above for applying.

I have a different Question.

Email raj@ignitersv.com or or call me https://calendly.com/ignitercon

Startup EXPO Table

Startups interested in showcasing your product, can also apply for an Expo table along with their Pitch Competition pass. Apply for Pitching https://bit.ly/IgniterExpo2018

  • Make your brand visible in Silicon Valley
  • Get infront of prominent investors
  • Find potential partners among 500+ attendees

Pitching Workshop with Donna Griffit

October 12, 1PM-2:30PM, HackerDojo, 3350 THOMAS ROAD, SUITE 150, SANTA CLARA, CA 95054

Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for nearly 15 years with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages. Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Donna also created www.invisu.me – a tool that helps startups create their pitch to investors and get the meetings they want! To learn more, visit DonnaGriffit.com

Communication workshop with Tom Marcoux

Convince Investors to Fund You: Master the 3 Critical Factors of Pitch, Network and Follow-up

October 12, 3PM-4:30PM, HackerDojo, 3350 THOMAS ROAD, SUITE 150, SANTA CLARA, CA 95054

Want to pitch so well that you get funding? Or give a speech that gets you a lot of YES’s? Or network so well that you instantly build rapport and connection? When you want to be heard and trusted … work with Tom Marcoux, the Spoken Word Strategist and Executive Coach. Need help to take the big stage in the world?—with a pitch, new brand, a business, a TED Talk, speeches, video marketing, a book? Imagine your impact with all of these elements optimized for Your Leap Upwards to Success and Fulfillment. Tom Marcoux has built his expertise with his life journey. Tom won a special award at the EMMY AWARDS, and his feature film went to Cannes Film market. He taught MBA students at Stanford University. Writer of 45 books, Tom has two required textbooks for MBA students at Sofia University (on Authentic Marketing and Authentic Leadership Communication … the leadership book is “Shape the Future, Lead Like a Pro”). The San Francisco Examiner has designated Tom Marcoux as “The Personal Branding Instructor.” As a pro member of National Speakers Association (over 18 years), Tom taught effective Pitch delivery to Stanford Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs ... and more. As a CEO, Tom has led teams in the U.K, India and USA simultaneously. Visit PitchPowerFest.com and GetTheBigYES.com


Check all the Speakers who are doing the startup session and workshops.

Get LIVE feedback on your startup from the brightest investors in the startup world.

Meet the Pitch Competition Judges for the Enterprise and E-commerce track!

Meet the Pitch Competition Judges for the A.I., Blockchain and Big Data track!

Meet the Pitch Competition Judges for the Hardware and Robotics!

Meet the Pitch Competition Judges for the Consumer Product track!