Watch Sessions Live and Online
If you weren’t able to make it to IdeaFunding 2012′s Pitch Arizona event, you can view sessions from the comfort of your own computer screen:
Gary D. Rhoades, Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, moderated a roundtable discussion on practical contributions of entrepreneurship in our community. Harry A. George, Managing General Partner of Solstice Capital, Richard T. Myers, Chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, and others will take part in the roundtable.
Pitch Arizona Prizes Announced
Pitch Arizona provided startups exceptional exposure and expert advice. In addition to pitching their ideas to venture capital and mezzanine lenders, angel investors, corporate VCs, investment firms and private equity representatives, the 40 entrepreneurs and teams making pitches had four ways to win.
- Eller College of Management Award for Greatest Potential to Create Jobs – $2,500
- IdeaFunding Award for Best Pitch - $2,500
- Arizona Center for Innovation Award for Most Innovative - $2,500 and a three month service package
- Grand Champion Award - a five-minute presentation to the Desert Angels at 6 p.m.
Anyone seeking capital and exposure for their innovations could apply to pitch. A full business plan was not required. Learn more about the pitch!
Pre-Session: Lean Pitching
This interactive workshop with Aaron Eden, Director of Gangplank Tucson, provided tips and tricks for applying lean startup techniques to your pitches to increase your chance of success.
Matt Muehlebach Interviewed David Allen, Executive Director of Tech Launch Arizona
David N. Allen, Ph.D., joined the University of Arizona in September as the first Executive Director of Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), a technology commercialization center that aims to help move knowledge and inventions developed at the UA to the market. TLA’s goal is to ensure greater cohesion among University researchers, the business community and organizations supporting technology commercialization, and to consolidate and significantly enhance the University’s tech commercialization efforts.
IdeaFunding 2012 Schedule: October 25, 2012
- 12:45-2:00 p.m. Pre-Session – Lean Pitching: A Lean LaunchPad offering
- 2:00 p.m. Registration, Check In and Networking
- 2:30 p.m. Kick Off and Roundtable Discussion
- 3:15 p.m. Pitch Round 1
- 4:15 p.m. Networking and Judges’ Deliberations
- 4:45 p.m. Pitch Round 2
- 5:15 p.m. Interview with David Allen, Executive Director of Tech Launch Arizona
- 5:45 p.m. Winners Announcements and Closing Comments
About Pitch Arizona
Whether you’re looking for new deals, to raise funding, for new clients, or to build regional capacity, IdeaFunding 2012 Pitch Arizona was the place to connect in Arizona. At Pitch Arizona 2012, the region’s top innovators took center stage and connected with leading early stage investors and mentors.
Every Fortune 500 company started with an idea and vision. Finding the right resources, partners, and capital to execute on an idea is one of the greatest challenges that entrepreneurs face. In today’s economy you need to identify the right partners and opportunities to bring it all together. Pitch Arizona provided one of the highest densities of investors, executive management, and sharp entrepreneurs with great ideas. It’s an event you didn’t want to miss.
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