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2019 Startup.Burbank: Pitch Festival | Presented by the City of Burbank in Partnership with TechFire

The City of Burbank, and TechFire

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

2019 Startup.Burbank: Pitch Festival | Presented by...

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2019 Startup.Burbank Pitch Festival 


Join us for the second Startup.Burbank Pitch Festival!  Presented by the team behind the popular Burbank Tech Talks & Burbank Tech Summit series, this startup pitch event features a keynote by a VC, followed by a fast-paced pitch event. Pre-screened entrepreneurs take the stage to fast pitch their startups in front of a panel of judges, and receive feedback and mentoring live on stage in front of a live audience. 

 

Join us for a fun event supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem!

 

Doors open at 4 pm for a reception followed by the program, concluding at 6 pm.

 

Click here to learn more about last year's event.

 

 

Special Thanks to CommonGrounds Workspace

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Special thanks to CommonGrounds Workspace for hosting the event at their new Downtown Burbank location, and supporting the local tech & media economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem! Check out their flexible, scalable, modern workplaces with a vibrant culture cultivated to help your people focus, collaborate, learn, socialize and thrive.


  

APPLY TO PITCH YOUR STARTUP

http://bit.ly/startupburbank2019 

 

Apply to "fast pitch" your startup on stage at the Startup.Burbank Pitch Festival and to receive feedback and mentoring live on stage from a panel of judges!  

 

Visit bit.ly/startupburbank2019 to apply to be a part of this exciting, fun, fast-paced event. 

 

A limited number of pre-screened startups will be selected to pitch at the event and to receive feedback from our panel of judges.

 

Everyone with an early stage company is welcome to apply, whether you're just starting out or already have traction. You don't have to be based in Burbank (although local startups are particularly welcome to apply, and those who aren't are always welcome to relocate to Burbank as you grow!)  There is no cost to apply or present, or to attend, but space is very limited.

 

Don't have a company of your own right now? Join us to attend the event in the audience by RSVPing here on Eventbrite.


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JESSE DRAPER
Founding Partner,
Halogen Ventures

Jesse Draper is a mother of 2 boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of Emmy nominated television series,The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Among her 50 portfolio companies, are the Skimm, Carbon38, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Company, Eloquii (recently sold to Walmart) & Sugarfina. She stars on SET's television series Meet the Draper's currently in it's second season and has a new podcast called Lady Bosses co-hosted by former ABC's The Bachelor - Ben Higgins. Draper was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Mashable, Forbes, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including TLC’s Girl Starter, The Katie Couric Show, Fox’s Good Day LA, CNBC’s Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor? & Freeform’s Startup U. She proudly sits on the board of directors of enterprise technology company Werk, Blue Fever, Preemadonna (creator of the Nailbot) and the non-profit board Bizworld. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community.

 

ADDITIONAL FAST PITCH JUDGES / MENTORS

Matt Hallinan, Partner, Cooley LLP 

Dori Howard, Co-CEO, The Jane Club

Sophia Khan, Investor, Greycroft

Ani Torosyan, CEO & Co-Founder, DishDivvy


 

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Venue: CommonGrounds Workspace - Downtown Burbank  (note: new venue)

40 E Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA United States 91502

Parking: Click here for a map of Downtown Burbank parking structures.  

 

PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF BURBANK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TECHFIRE:

City of Burbank and TechFire

 

ABOUT BURBANK: A hi-tech hub, Burbank remains on the cutting edge with no city income tax, and no gross sales receipt tax. The City’s investment in the ONE Burbank High-Speed Fiber Optic Network has favored the growth of the creative industry, offering the ideal environment for media, entertainment, and hi-tech companies. Business forward initiatives, and a high concentration of LEED Certified office/tech space tailored to media, creative, biotech, and green industries, have made Burbank the perfect home base for companies wanting to grow, prosper, and compete. For more information, visit http://econdevburbank.com/.

 

ABOUT TECHFIRE: TechFire is a leading producer of tech conferences and events, known for attracting high-profile titans of tech from Silicon Valley and beyond to come speak in the Los Angeles region. TechFire has been recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally significant tech events, and C-SPAN broadcast a recent TechFire summit nationally on TV. Our 45+ past events have featured speakers such as VCs from Kleiner Perkins and Greylock, and founders/CEOs from Aurora, HotelTonight, About.me, Dollar Shave Club, and many more. Learn more at techfire.co.


Note: event capacity is limited. While we have never had to turn anyone away, in the event the room reaches capacity, an RSVP does not guarantee admission. We suggest arriving right at 4 pm.

Have questions about 2019 Startup.Burbank: Pitch Festival | Presented by the City of Burbank in Partnership with TechFire? Contact The City of Burbank, and TechFire

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CommonGrounds Workspace - Downtown Burbank
40 East Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)


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The City of Burbank, and TechFire

Burbank Tech Talks are jointly organized by the City of Burbank and TechFire. For more information, contact the City of Burbank's Community Development Department:  818.238.5180 • www.burbankusa.com

ABOUT BURBANK: A hi-tech hub, Burbank remains on the cutting edge with no city income tax, and no gross sales receipt tax. The City’s investment in the ONE Burbank High-Speed Fiber Optic Network has favored the growth of the creative industry, offering the ideal environment for media, entertainment, and hi-tech companies. Business forward initiatives, and a high concentration of LEED Certified office/tech space tailored to media, creative, biotech, and green industries, have made Burbank the perfect home base for companies wanting to grow, prosper, and compete. For more information, visit http://econdevburbank.com/.

ABOUT TECHFIRE: TechFire is a leading producer of tech conferences and events, known for attracting high-profile titans of tech from Silicon Valley and beyond to come speak in the Los Angeles region. TechFire has been recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally significant tech events, and C-SPAN broadcast a recent TechFire summit nationally on TV. Our 35+ past events have attracted 6600+ registrants to hear speakers such as VCs from Kleiner Perkins and Greylock, and founders/CEOs from Aurora, HotelTonight, About.me, Dollar Shave Club, and many more. Learn more at techfire.co.

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