Paso del Norte Venture Competition and Expo 2017
February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2017
500 West University Ave. El Paso, TX 79968
- University Texas El Paso
- To Apply: Submit the application form no later than Friday February 10th. If selected to participate you must submit a $75 fee in order to reserve your spot. Fees are not refundable. APPLY ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-pitch-competition-pdnvce-tickets-31694895285 OR To receive a copy of the Application Form please email: Nancy Lowery firstname.lastname@example.org or Leslie D. Lanier email@example.com
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- Nancy Lowery
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You are Invited to Participate in the Paso del Norte Venture Competition and Expo 2017!
The Paso del Norte Venture Competition and Expo 2017 (PDNVC+E17) celebrates entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing businesses that contribute to the PDN regional economy -El Paso, Las Cruces, Cd. Juarez. PDNVC+E provides a venue for emerging entrepreneurs to expand their network, develop new opportunities, and become active players in the regional economy. Small businesses are the life-blood of our economy, comprising 99% of all business in the United States. Whether developing products or creating jobs, increased entrepreneurship benefits everyone.
All participants together will gain exposure to possible investors, judges, and the community in an all-day Expo. Over three days the teams will present their new ventures to judges who are successful business people and entrepreneurs. Both tracks will challenge competitors to refine their value propositions and investor presentations, based on their innovative technologies and ideas.
Competition Prizes: The winning startup will receive $1,000 cash prize and 1 year affiliate incubation at The Hub of Human Innovation, a $4,000 value. Additional prizes may be awarded.
Eligibility:The PDNVC+E17 is for local created and managed ventures that meet 2 of the following 3 criteria:
- Be in the ideation phase or have been in business for less than 1 year.
- Have less than $50k in total 2016 revenue.
- Have fewer than 3 full time employees (FTEs).
Selected startups must submit a pitch deck prior to the event and participate in pitch coaching. To Apply: Submit the application form no later than Friday February 10th. If selected to participate you must submit a $75 fee in order to reserve your spot. Fees are not refundable. Visit http://pdnvc.org/home.html or http://www.hubep.org
All events will be held at The University of Texas El Paso
Important Dates: • Friday February 10, 2017. Application Due • Wednesday February 15, 2017. Notice of Acceptance • Monday February 20, 2017. Pitch Deck + Fee Due • Wednesday February 22 - Monday 27, 2017. Pitch Coaching. • Friday March 3, 2017. Startup Pitch Competition