Pismo Ventures is proud to announce the launch of its first National Venture Plan Competition. The objective of the National Venture Plan Competition is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and startups to learn, compete, win prizes, and most of all to give them the opportunity to be heard by investors, angels and VCs. We strongly believe that innovation is the life of our society. Our goal is to foster the startup ecosystem and for every entrepreneur to be provided with the support and direction needed to launch, grow and expand their business.

The competition is open to all businesses pre or post revenue with a legally formed entity and at least one full time founder (not only an idea) across the US. Applicants apply to one category and go through 3 judging rounds based on a predefined rubric and scoring system. Judging panels are made up of experienced investors in their respective fields. After the first round, eligible companies with the highest scores will emerge. Through th...
Pismo Ventures is proud to announce the launch of its first National Venture Plan Competition. The objective of the National Venture Plan Competition is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and startups to learn, compete, win prizes, and most of all to give them the opportunity to be heard by investors, angels and VCs. We strongly believe that innovation is the life of our society. Our goal is to foster the startup ecosystem and for every entrepreneur to be provided with the support and direction needed to launch, grow and expand their business.

The competition is open to all businesses pre or post revenue with a legally formed entity and at least one full time founder (not only an idea) across the US. Applicants apply to one category and go through 3 judging rounds based on a predefined rubric and scoring system. Judging panels are made up of experienced investors in their respective fields. After the first round, eligible companies with the highest scores will emerge. Through the second round, 10 companies will emerge. The third round produces the top 3 companies and the overall winner. All events are virtual with round 2 and 3 having live pitches and Q&A in front of their respective panel of judges.

In addition to cash and in-kind prizes, we believe giving the 10 top companies (including the overall winner) the opportunity to pitch to several investment groups (angels, VCs, and Family Offices) by fast-tracking them to screening, would be of great value and potentially greater than any monetary prizes.
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