2017-09-07 / Business News

Make your pitch to win fourth-quarter funding

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

Does you company have what it takes to win the fourth-quarter VenturePitch Southwest Florida? The VenturePitch series is part of Tamiami Angel Funds’ initiative in partnership with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem from Naples to Sarasota.

Applications are being accepted now for companies to make presentations at 4Q2017 VenturePitch Southwest Florida. Applicants must be in Southwest Florida and cannot have raised more than $1 million in total. They must have been in business less than two years and be either pre-revenue or in the early months of producing revenue. And they must have a scalable business model and a large addressable market.

Deadline for applications is end of business Friday, Oct. 13. Those chosen to make their pitches will do so on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Four finalists are typically selected.

A panel of judges will determine the “Most Investible” pitch, and audience members will vote for their favorite. “Most Investible” for 3Q2017 was BooqSmart (www.booqsmart.com), a booking platform for online career and job-training classes that works much like Travelocity and Expedia do for airlines and hotels.

For an 4Q2017 VenturePitch application, visit www.tamiami-e.co. ¦

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