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TiE Pittsburgh $10K Startup Award and BMR Showcase - December 9

TiE Pittsburgh $10K Startup Award and BMR Showcase - December 9

Article Published: November 18, 2014

TiE-Pittsburgh’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring to positively affect the growth and prosperity of our region. For early stage entrepreneurs, getting a new company off the ground and into the market is an exciting but often daunting challenge. TiE Pittsburgh is introducing another innovative competition for entrepreneurs with a first-place award of $10,000. The top three companies will receive awards to promote and cultivate their start-ups. Our judges and mentor panel will be comprised of TiE-Pittsburgh Charter Members and prominent business leaders in the Pittsburgh area.

Apply for TiEPgh 10K Award

Criteria / guidelines for W. Pa-based companies applying:
1. Accomplished core management team with passion
2. Great Idea (must have a compelling value proposition)
3. Big Market (some level of validation)
4. Not looking for proven product or service; it is understood that many applicants will be early-stage companies with (as yet unresolved) technology risk
5. May have identified trial customers or confirmed trial customers
6. Pre-Series A (may have raised modest amounts of capital from angels or other sources)
Sunil Wadhwani, Chairman and co-Founder, iGATE
Rebecca Harris, Director, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Chris Ategeka, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur

Click here to register.

Event Details:

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: The University Club, 123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Pricing: Members: Free  |  Non-Members: $30  |  Student Non-Members: $10

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