Apply Now A Chance To Win $50K As A Cash Investment For Your Startup!
Submit your application before April 28, 2022 to enter into the competition
ATTENTION: This is an important message about the application process for the $50K Venture Battle Pitch Competition.
Do not continue until you read this right now.
Director of Investor Relations
CI Tech Ventures Inc.
Host of the $50K Venture
Battle Pitch Competition
It’s Argel here, I am the Director of Investor Relations for CI Tech Ventures, and I will be your host for this competition.
I want to congratulate you on taking the first step in applying to our $50K Venture Battle Competition.
This is a great opportunity for any startup to get access to much-needed funding and we’re excited to review your application.
However, before you continue with the application process, there are a few very important things I need to go over with you.
The Venture Battle Competition Application Criteria
First off, I want to make it very clear that this is a highly competitive process and we will only be selecting the very best companies to participate.
Many companies will apply, and only 24 will get a chance to compete for the grand prize.
With 24 companies, we will be awarding $50,000 as a cash investment to only one winner who will be chosen by our esteemed panel of judges after pitching for 3 rounds.
With that said, here are the main criteria we will be judging applications on:
- Your team must be committed to working on your startup full time if you were to win the cash prize.
- Your team must be a minimum of 2 people, and you must be subject matter experts in your given vertical.
- You must have a comprehensive pitch deck and executive summary that will give us an overview of your company, and how it is different than what it is in the marketplace.
- You must be willing to accept a convertible note as terms for the cash prize investment.
- Bonus points if your company has a need for software development.
Important Details Below – Please Read Carefully
There will be a $50 application fee, which must be paid in order to have your application reviewed.
Upon being selected as a top 24 participant, there will be a $700 entry fee to compete.
If you are selected to compete, there will be 3 rounds of pitching.
The first round will be all 24 companies to give a 3 minute virtual zoom pitch to our panel of judges.
The top 12 companies will be selected to move on to the semi-finals.
The second round will be the top 12 companies, who will give another 3 minute virtual zoom pitch to our panel of judges.
The top 6 companies will be selected to move on to the final round.
If you are selected as a finalist, you must be able to travel to Irvine, California on the date of the competition, June 9, 2022.
The final round will be the top 6 companies, who will give an in-person pitch to our panel of judges on a stage in front of a live audience of accredited investors.
What Happens If I Win?
If you win the Venture Battle Competition, you will receive a $50,000 cash investment from CI Tech Ventures Inc. in the form of a convertible note.
There will be only one $50,000 cash investment winner, and no runner ups.
This is NOT $50,000 in “in-kind services”. This will be an actual investment into your company.
As a courtesy, all top 24 contestants are invited to the in-person event in Irvine to network with other investors and entrepreneurs.
To sweeten the deal, all top 24 contestants will also receive $3,000 in development credits for FREE when you engage with our software development sponsor, Creative Interlace, LLC.
This will more than make up for your $700 entry fee.
All finalists will also receive a fully produced, professionally edited video of their pitch, as well as a promotional video of their company.
If you meet all of the criteria above and are still interested in applying, please submit your application with your $50 fee and begin the process.
Upon being selected as a top 24 candidate, please be ready to pay the $700 entry fee.
The deadline to submit your application is April 28, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific Time, and the final 24 companies will be announced by email on May 4, 2022.
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please do not hesitate to reach out directly at our email@example.com email.
Please also note this email receives a high amount of volume, we will get back to you in 48 hours or less.
This Is Your Chance . . .
This is your opportunity to take your startup to the next level with a chance to win $50,000 in funding.
If you are reading this right now and you are an early stage founder that believes in your mission and vision, then I encourage you to apply to the $50K Venture Battle Competition.
This could very well be the chance of a lifetime for you and your team, so don’t miss out and apply today.
We wish you the best of luck, and we are excited to review your application.
How To Make Your Application Stand Out
Now that you know what we’re looking for, I want to give you some helpful tips on how to make your application stand out.
Here are a few things you can do to improve your chances of being selected:
- Ensure that your pitch deck and executive summary are clear, concise, and well-organized.
- Make sure to focus on why your company is unique and knows what problem it is solving.
- Be clear about your target market and who your ideal customer is.
- Show us that you have a solid understanding of your industry, and that you know what the current trends are.
- Convince us that your team is dedicated and passionate about their work, and that they have the skills and experience necessary to succeed.
- Finally, be sure to proofread your entire application before submission!
By following these tips, you will greatly improve your chances of being selected to compete in the Venture Battle Competition.
Be sure to pay close attention to detail and follow all instructions carefully.
We will be disqualifying any applications that do not meet the criteria or fail to follow instructions.
We look forward to reviewing your application.
Best of luck,
Argel and the CI Tech Ventures Team