5th Annual B.E.A.T. Pitch Competition

5th Annual B.E.A.T. Pitch Competition Flyer

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Apply today for the Pitch Competition at the 5th Annual B.E.A.T. (Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay) event on November 15. Offered in partnership with BioFlorida, B.E.A.T. is a collaborative pitch event for companies actively engaged in established startups across the Tampa Bay area, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a showcase of innovative start-ups, educational programming, and opportunities to pitch for capital.

The Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their companies to venture capitalists and other investors. This competition features two rounds: a preliminary round and a final round. In the preliminary round, selected companies deliver a closed-door pitch for a spot in the Top Three. In the final round, companies will pitch before a panel of investors, capitalists, and B.E.A.T. attendees.

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Minimum Qualifications: Entrepreneurs with an established high-tech or life science startup. Preferred Qualifications: Active member of an incubator or accelerator in the Tampa Bay area (e.g. USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, Tampa Bay Wave, Pasco SmartStart, etc.), or a BioFlorida member.

To apply:

Send your pitch deck to Alissa Costabile ( by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Pitch deck should include:

Sample Pitch Deck (PDF)