STEP ASIDE SHARK TANK
The Greater Madison Chamber is in search of the most promising early-stage local companies to compete in a pitch contest in front of a live audience. The Pressure Chamber will debut April 8 at the Alliant Energy Center as part of the Chamber’s neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward.
What’s at stake:
The Chamber is leading a delegation of Madison-area startups to Silicon Valley this summer. The winner of the Pressure Chamber will receive a spot on the trip and the opportunity to participate in a series of meetings with high-profile venture capital firms this summer.
How it works:
Applicants must submit a completed application and record a 90-second video of their elevator pitch.
The first round of the contest will include private interviews with an expert panel of judges. A select few will then be invited to present and compete in the Pressure Chamber before a live audience at the Chamber’s neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward. A panel of judges and audience voting will determine the winner and final participant on the west coast trip.
Who should apply:
The Greater Madison Chamber is seeking the most promising early-stage companies in our region that are ready for venture investment. At a minimum, applicants must have already raised at least $25,000 from private sources (excluding personal investment by company founders). Applicants must also be members of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and be located in Dane County by April 8, 2014.
*For more information on the Chamber’s new membership package designed especially for startups, contact Jana Moore.
For all other questions, contact:
Director, Economic Development
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
To be eligible for the Pressure Chamber, companies must:
- Be a member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
- Be located in Dane County or plan to locate to Dane County by April 8, 2013
- Have raised at least $25,000 in private equity (excluding personal investment by company founders)
- Submit application and 90-second elevator pitch video by the end of business day on Friday, March 7, 2014
Click here to download the application.
Come back in March to see all of the contestant elevator videos…