PITCH PLEASE

Twitch Pitch is the new world way for startups to pitch real investors and get completely uncensored feedback, in real-time! This competition is powered by NewMe, the awesome entrepreneur education program that has led underrepresented founders to more than $47MM in funding. 

THE RULES

LIFE'S A PITCH, BUT RULES STILL EXIST

Each show is a 3 Round Competition with 24 companies going head to head 24 → 12 → 6 → all the way to the final 3. Prizes start at the second round, 12→ $500 6 → Winner takes $5,000. There will be $8,000 in cash prizes per season, plus $25,000 in Amazon Credits. Shows are 20 minutes in length and consist of a 10 min pitch, then 10 min of feedback with 5 minutes from the judges and 5 minutes from chat Q&A. 

VOTING

There are 3 judges who assign a score up to 5, broken down like this: 2 for Candice, 1 for Brian, 1 for Alexis, and 1 for you! (the viewers). Judging will be LIVE which means you get to hear it all! 

MEET THE JUDGES

CANDICE

MATTHEWS

BRACKEEN

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BRIAN

BRACKEEN

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ALEXIS

ALSTON

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FAQ

WHAT IS TWITCH PITCH?

During this culture altering paradigm shift instigated by COVID-19, many early-stage businesses remain eager to raise capital, yet find themselves at a standstill in their fundraising efforts. Twitch Pitch is a fun, completely virtual pitch contest giving startups the opportunity to practice their pitch and win Amazon credits & up to $5K in cash prizes! Twitch Pitch is sponsored by NewMe, the awesome entrepreneur education program that has led underrepresented founders to more than $47MM in funding, and hosted on Twitch--  the interactive video live streaming platform for digital culture! 

MY COMPANY IS A NON-PROFIT BASED OUTSIDE THE US, CAN I APPEAR ON THE SHOW? 

Unfortunately, no. While we certainly encourage international startups and nonprofits to view and vote, all eligible contestant companies will be US incorporated, for profit entities. 

MY COMPANY HAS RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO APPEAR ON TWITCH PITCH, WHAT'S NEXT?!

First, Congratulations! Now, we’ll need you to submit your pitch in MP4 format no later than 3 days prior to the air date you’ll be given. Your pitch should walk us through your deck, and not exceed 5 minutes in length. On the day of your appearance, we will send you a Zoom link to sign into. If you are selected as a winner, we will follow up with the appropriate forms required to release prizes/funds. 

IF I WIN TWITCH PITCH, WILL MY COMPANY BE GUARANTEED INVESTMENT?

No. Not from NewMe or anyone on our panel, anyway! Twitch Pitch is a contest intended to do what NewMe does best-- teach startups the skills necessary to improve their investability. This is an educational exercise with the chance for the best pitches to win Amazon credits and cash prizes. Twitch Pitch is not an investor meeting! It’s a fun contest and a way for startups to practice their pitches and win stuff. 

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