But the road to creating a successful business is paved by lots of hard-work and investment by a multitude of people. Getting that buy-in, however, is impossible without a pitch that inspires action and confidence. That's why General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups are teaming up this fall to host a pitch night at INBOUND 2019.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, receive actionable feedback from an esteemed panel of judges, and get a free community pass to the INBOUND 2019 event. By applying to the pitch contest, US-based startups will also be eligible for consideration for seed-stage funding from General Catalyst.
Interested in participating? Apply now!
Deadline to Apply: August 9th, 2019
Date: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Where: District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA
Agenda: The evening will kickoff with a panel highlighting our pitch competition judges, where a moderator will ask these startup experts questions straight from the founders in attendance about how to build a winning startup. The panel will be followed by a short pitch by each of the 10 finalists. Winners will then be chosen.
Winners: Two startups will be chosen as winners at the pitch night. One will be awarded the "Grand Prize" and the other will be given the "Most Promising Startup" award.
Contest winners will be awarded a variety of prizes designed to help startups accelerate their growth including the following (prizes are subject to change):
Other Offers: Additionally, the winners may receive any or all of the following discounts, coupons, or other offers from HubSpot partners. These are subject to change and are not part of the prize:
Check back for more prizes coming soon!
Brad joined in 2007 with less than $1M in revenue and helped the business grow to a public company impacting tens of thousands of companies.
Experienced CEO, board member, advisor and teacher with a demonstrated track record of leadership in the technology industry.
Michael's goal is to build a team of fantastic developers and evangelists that are dedicated to deliver fast and effective streaming video.
For the past 15 years, in some capacity, Heather has built relationships with countless private Internet / Entertainment companies and currently consults a few.
Developer and Product Manager turned Seed Stage VC at Founder Collective. Forever founder.
More great judges to be announced soon!
Startups who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Pitch submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:
About General Catalyst:
General Catalyst is a venture capital firm with approximately $5B in total capital raised that makes seed through growth-stage investments. We back fearless entrepreneurs with the potential to build foundational enterprise technologies and ubiquitous consumer brands. With offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York City, and Boston, our portfolio companies benefit from a bicoastal network of talent, customers, and opportunity. For more: www.generalcatalyst.com.
About HubSpot for Startups:
Startups grow better and scale faster with HubSpot for Startups. The program offers education and training, 24/7 support, HubSpot Growth Platform, and access to over 200 software integrations, all at a startup-friendly price. Startups can manage contacts in our free (forever) CRM, sell better through HubSpot’s robust suite of sales tools, manage all marketing through our full suite of marketing automation tools, and close the loop with customers with our services tools. Getting your first customers or your 100,000th customer, and keeping them happy, has never been easier for startups than through HubSpot for Startups.