74223-thumbThe International Accelerator in Austin is holding its second pitch event featuring ten international startups from nine countries Thursday and Friday.

The accelerator received 350 applications from around the world and narrowed the selection down to the ten finalists, said Phil Pompa, Managing Director of International Accelerator.

On Thursday morning, the startups will pitch for 15 minutes each to angel investors, venture capitalists, mentors, advisors and others. The afternoon features in-depth interviews with the entrepreneurs.

The International Accelerator will select up to four startups as the winners of the competition, Pomp said. They will be announced within ten days of the event. They also receive mentoring and coaching and transition assistance to set up operations in Austin.

Angelos Angelou started the International Accelerator in 2013 to make it easier for entrepreneurs in other countries to do business in Austin.