Announcing PITCH: Finding the most promising startups


Announcing PITCH: Finding the most promising startups

December 7, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Coming to SURGE? Now apply to PITCH.

Last week was a big week here at SURGE HQ, what with our official launch in Bengaluru. And we’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Today’s big news? PITCH – our startup competition.

pitch The PITCH stage at our US event Collision.

PITCH is the startup pitching competition at SURGE. Forty startups will take to the pitching stage to compete against one another for the title of winner of PITCH at SURGE.

They’ll be joining the ranks of previous winners including Connecterra, Bizimply, Ambi Labs, Blockcypher, re:3d, Basestone, Codacy and AirHelp.

wef Connecterra’s Yasir Khokhar collecting the PITCH prize at our European event Web Summit.

Startups have seven minutes each on stage: four minutes to pitch their idea followed by a three-minute Q&A from our judging panel. They’ll pitch in groups of eight for the first round with just eight proceeding to the semi-finals. Three will then fight it out in the final.

It’s a fast-moving, competitive stage but also a fantastic opportunity to gain feedback and exposure for your company.

Think your startup has what it takes? If your startup has raised less than $3 million, has not had a discernible change in business model in the previous three years and is coming to SURGE, then you’re eligible to apply. You can do so here.

Battle it out against the best SURGE startups. Enter PITCH.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.