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Apply to Present at the Bend Venture Conference

Jul 6 to Aug 12, 2016

Applications open July 6 for the Bend Venture Conference, the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. Apply by August 12, 2016!

The event connects seed, early stage, and growth stage startups with investment opportunities. Total Awards in the 2015 Bend Venture Conference Companies hit $947,500At BVC, there are three categories of competition – Social Impact, Early Stage and Growth Stage, with five finalists (companies) selected in each category.

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Angel Investing Events

Apply to Present at the NREL Industry Growth Forum

Aug 1 to Dec 5, 2016

Each year, the NREL Industry Growth Forum recruits the most innovative, emerging clean energy startup companies from across the globe to apply to present. NREL accepts applicants ranging from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution.

Since 2003, the presenting prototype, pre-commercial, and later stage companies have collectively raised over $5.1 Billion in growth financing.

The Industry Growth Forum provides many opportunities to accelerate your company's growth. As a startup applicant, you will have the following opportunities to:

Expert Review & Selection

  • 100 leading investors and national incubators review startup applications and provide valuable, direct feedback to applicants
  • 30 companies are ultimately invited to present at the Forum and each selected company will receive one complimentary registration
  • Applicants receive one discounted registration ($250) to attend the Forum (a Startup discount code will be provided to you after application)

Mentoring & Business Support

  • Applicants receive education and resources throughout the application & selection process, provided in partnership with our sponsors
  • Finalists receive pre-Forum mentoring by leading investors and incubators to help them refine their strategy and pitch

Networking Opportunities

  • Get early access to sign up for One-on-One networking meetings with investors, strategic partners, and government agencies
  • Expand your network through hundreds of the world's leading clean energy investors, executives, and technologists

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Apply to Present in the CleanTech Showcase

Mar 1 to Apr 15, 2016

Get the recognition and exposure your cleantech organization deserves. Whether you're seeking investments, partnerships or just want to educate others on your organization’s cleantech initiative, you must get in front of this key audience to help you succeed.

Apply today to present at the 2016 CleanTech Showcase. Selected companies will receive 20 minutes at the podium in front of a who's who of Pacific Northwest cleantech industry leaders. There is no cost to apply. If selected, presenting companies must pay a $500 fee, which includes 20 minutes at the podium and two free full-conference passes (a $550 value). 

Held June 27 in Seattle, the CleanTech Showcase features keynote speakers, panels and early stage technology and research posters. The event also features networking opportunities, an elected official reception, exhibits and much more. More than 350 cleantech investors, partners, customers, media and policymakers will be on hand for networking and business development. Don’t miss the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference.

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

Apply to Speak at VERGE

Dec 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016

Put your ideas, case studies, and best practices in front of an enthusiastic, intelligent, and engaged audience. Apply or nominate a speaker by March 31.

VERGE sells out every year—mainly due to the high quality and variety of speakers: forward-looking professionals and executives from all disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives with deep, hard-won knowledge from some of the world's largest and most creative organizations and institutions.

Sound like someone you know? Want to know more? Check out the topics they're interested in and the types of presentations that will make you a success.

The deadline for proposals is March 31st, 2016.

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Apply to pitch at TiE's Pitch Oregon 2017 event by October 27th!

Oct 27, 2017

TiE’s annual Pitch Oregon is their marquee event, which attracts over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon

Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for cash and prize packages in the following categories.

  • Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product
  • Seed Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping

Event is on December 7th

Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Apply to the 2015 Seattle Angel Conference

Dec 1, 2014 to Feb 24, 2015

Seattle Angel seeks to invest in two early-stage growth companies each calendar year. Eligible companies that can apply are within a day’s drive from Seattle, operate in any industry, seek investment of $100k-$2M, and have the potential for a 10x return on investment in 5 years.

The Conference is the culmination of many months of due diligence, review, evaluation, and selection by the investors of Seattle Angel. The Conference is the opportunity for the finalists to make their best pitch for why their company deserves the investment. 

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Angel Investing Events

Apply to the 2016 Willamette Angel Conference

Jan 2 to Feb 27, 2016

The Willamette Angel Conference is now accepting applications for 2016 funding round. Apply by February 26, 2016.

Investors bridge the gap between initial seed and later venture capital investments. Submitting a plan to the Willamette Angel Conference gives your startup company the opportunity for exposure to investors, fundraising experience, and of course, the chance for an investment. 

Submitting a plan to the Willamette Angels Conference gives your startup company the opportunity for exposure to investors, fundraising experience, and of course, the chance for an investment. 

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Apply to the ARPA-E Student Program

Sep 22 to Dec 4, 2015

Are you pursuing a career in the energy sector? Apply by December 4, 2015 to participate in the Student Program at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

The Student Program at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is a unique opportunity for student energy leaders to engage with companies searching for new talent, as well as learn about new energy initiatives. The 100 graduate-level students selected to participate in the Student Program have the opportunity to attend the Summit, participate in additional student-focused panels and breakout sessions, and network with corporate recruiters. Selected students will include a diverse mix of technical, business, and policy students from top institutions, who are energy leaders on their campuses and have the goal of transitioning to a professional career in the energy sector. Accepted students will receive a complimentary student registration pass to the Summit. Each participant is responsible for making and paying his/her own travel and hotel accommodations. Submission Deadline - December 4, 2015

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Apply to the ARPA-E Technology Showcase

Sep 20 to Dec 18, 2015

Is your organization developing a transformational energy technology? Apply by December 18, 2015 to showcase your technology at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

The main event at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the Technology Showcase, which features more than 250 technologies, as well as entrepreneurs, researchers, and decision makers looking to collaborate and invest. If you would like consideration to exhibit at the showcase, we encourage you to click on the button below for additional application information.

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

Apply to the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

May 1 to Jun 27, 2016

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase celebrates the early-stage companies that are set to change the world. Application deadline extended to June 27th!

The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase is a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top impact companies from around the world. Moving into its fifth year, the event has become a launching pad for the latest innovations set to positively impact society and the environment, and serves as a place of discovery for investors, corporations, city and federal government officials, foundations and media outlets. Collectively, participating companies have gone on to receive funding totaling over $60M, acquire global brands as clients, partner with utilities and energy companies, and develop other significant business relationships.

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

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Every Month

Pitch Club PDX

2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.

Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.