Apply to Pitch at the Rice and CTAN 2017 Startup Pitch Competition in Austin

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Want a shot at winning an investment and other prizes?

Early stage startups are encouraged to apply to pitch at the 2017 Startup Pitch Competition, organized by the Rice Alliance-Austin Chapter and Central Texas Angel Network, known as CTAN. The deadline to apply is Dec. 5th at midnight.

The pitch competition, sponsored by American Bank, will be held on January 25th at Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. starting at 6 p.m.

A select panel of judges and investors will pick the winners at the event. The target companies for the competition are pre-Series A which have raised less than $1 million to date. Each startup selected to participate will give a five minute pitch to the panel of judges and a large theater audience.

The prizes include the opportunity to receive cash investments from CTAN members and others and in-kind prizes including legal services, marketing and human resources support and office space.

Finalists for the pitch competition will be announced shortly after the application deadline of Dec. 5th.

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