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TechSparks: CONNECT Week: Pitchfest & Entrepreneur Mixer - 10/21/15

TechSparks + Friends

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - Includes Food & Drink Oct 21, 2015 $15.00 $1.82
At the Door - Same Day - Includes Food & Drink Oct 21, 2015 $20.00 $2.09
Event Ticket + $10 Donation to NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Oct 21, 2015 $25.00 $2.37

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2015 CONNECT Week #Pitchfest & Entrepreneur Mixer

Coming up with an idea for a tech startup is one thing. Getting investors to believe in your idea and give you money is an entirely different story. Is your startup pitch refined and ready to go?

The Pitchfest is a collaborative session for entrepreneurs and startups to practice and refine their pitch and create a positive first impression. We offer a supportive and friendly community environment with only the best of intentions - to help you make progress, share tips, feedback and receive help for your business idea.

Don't have a business pitch? Come and network, learn or simply mingle with like minded friends! Our October CONNECT Week SparkUp at Cross Campus in Pasadena will feature: 

  • Food & Drink @ Cross Campus and Beer at Barney's Beanery
  • All registrations are only $15 online or $20 at the door
  • Special $25 registration includes event ticket and a $10 donation to NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), the organization inspires young people from low income communities to find their paths to success. You can learn more at about volunteering or supporting the organization. 
  • Apply to pitch at
Cross Campus Pasadena, 85 N. Raymond Ave
• 6:00pm-7:00pm - Registration, Networking 
• 7:00pm-7:15pm - #FastPitch 
Up to 5 early-stage startups will present 30-second elevator pitches. Come and join early stage entrepreneurs, help validate their product or market. Vote for your favorite! Five (5) fast pitch slots available - click here to apply.
• 7:15pm-7:30pm - Updates
Entrepreneurs who have pitched at TechSparks before will give a 3-minute update on where they gone since and share key learnings.

• 7:30-9:00pm - #InvestorPitch
Up to 5 Investor-ready startups will present 5-minute pitches followed by 10 minutes of Investor and Audience Q&A's. This is perfect for those who want community feedback or just a chance to practice! click here to apply.
The Investor/Judges include:
Alex Maleki, Idealab
Brad Schwartz, SLP Ventures
Julie Ann Pina, Pasadena Angels
Sugath Warnakulasuriya, Pasadena Angels
The grand prize winner selected by the Investor/Judges will receive a generous package including meetings with Idealab and SLP Ventures, a bypass screening for a Pasadena Angels pitch, $5K in legal services from Strategic Law Partners, 3 months free membership at Cross Campus Pasadena, and a pitch video produced by CreatorUp
Apply to pitch for the #FastPitch or #InformalPitch at
• 9:00pm - Onwards
Mixer @ Barney’s Beanery, 99 E. Colorado Blvd
We’re moving the party over to Barney’s Beanery. The beer's on us, so join us! 


Getting to the Event: 
  • Take the Gold Line into Pasadena 
  • Driving - there are several nearby lots and ample street parking
  • Carpool to the event
This event is made possible by the following sponsors and partners: 
Our partner Cross Campus has a special offer for all Techsparks community members!. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or joining the Cross Campus community click here to schedule a tour. 
Have questions about TechSparks: CONNECT Week: Pitchfest & Entrepreneur Mixer - 10/21/15? Contact TechSparks + Friends

When & Where

Cross Campus
85 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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TechSparks + Friends

TechSparks aims to spark innovative new ideas by providing a social forum for entrepreneurial minds. Our events include networking, games, raffles and pitch opportunities to encourage interaction and collaboration. TechSparks is an Innovate Pasadena program. TechSparks events are made possible thanks to our friends at Barney's Beanery, Idealab and SignworksUSA.

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TechSparks: CONNECT Week: Pitchfest & Entrepreneur Mixer - 10/21/15
Pasadena, CA Events Networking Business

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