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Powderkeg Holiday Pitch Night at The Hi-Fi

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The Hi-Fi

1043 Virginia Ave #4, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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It's the most wonderful time of the year AND it's our last event of the year!

If you’ve never experienced a Powderkeg pitch, now’s your last chance in 2017 to catch 3 of the most exciting companies in the Midwest. Each tech company will have just 5 minutes on stage to pitch their startup—no exceptions. It's sort of like the hit TV show Shark Tank, but without the ego and show biz.

This is our holiday event - expect some extra cheer! In the spirit of giving, we will donate $10 of every ticket sold to CoderDojo Indiana, an initiative of TechPoint Foundation for Youth.

More on our speakers and advisors below. First, we want to give a HUGE thanks to our partners for an amazing year!

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The founders will have 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of investors and entrepreneurs after each pitch, when you'll get to learn exactly how investors think and how the founders respond on the fly. Our on-stage advisors bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which is sure to make for interesting questions and discussion...

Advisor #1: Angie Stocklin | Co-founder and COO of One Click

Angie Stocklin

As the co-founder and COO of One Click, Angie oversees business operations, including customer service, order fulfillment, and merchandising. She also helps set and implement overall company objectives, as well as strategic direction for the company's three eyewear e-commerce brands: Readers.com, Sunglass Warehouse, and felix + iris.

Advisor #2: Sam Mallikarjunan | Harvard professor, Executive Strategist for Hubspot

Sam Mallikarjunan

Sam Mallikarjunan is an Executive Strategist at HubSpot and former Head of Growth at HubSpot Labs, the somewhat-secret experimental arm of the world's #1 Sales & Marketing platform. Sam teaches Digital Marketing at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business and is the co-author of the book "How To Sell Better Than Amazon."

Advisor #3: Becci Medhurst | VP of Operations, Kenzie Academy

Becci Medhurst

Becci is an Aussie serial intrepreneur who with over 10 years experience in operations, project management and business development. She has worked in hardware, software and service products, selling in the enterprise, business and consumer space across multiple industries, and is VP of Operations for Kenzie Academy.


Powderkeg Pitch Night - Canvas, Zylo, ScriptDrop

  • Canvas: the first text-based interviewing platform leveraging machine learning to empower human to human conversation.

  • Zylo: a SaaS optimization platform, allowing you to discover, manage, measure and optimize all SaaS applications from one system of record.

  • ScriptDrop: a prescription delivery and medication reminder service with no apps to download for the pharmacist and no costs to the patient.


Matt Hunckler | Entrepreneur, international speaker, and CEO of Powderkeg

Matt Hunckler

Matt Hunckler is an entrepreneur, international speaker, emcee, podcast host, and CEO of Powderkeg.

Matt has grown Powderkeg into a community of more than 10,000 tech entrepreneurs, developers and investors building high-growth tech ventures around the world in areas outside of Silicon Valley. This platform connects its members to a suite of resources including high-energy events, exposure, and education. Powderkeg founders have collectively raised more than $500 million in capital and are disrupting industries, creating wealth, and changing the world from areas beyond Silicon Valley.


As always, there will be plenty of time to connect with our growing community. Here’s the agenda:

  • 5:30 — Doors open: general networking

  • 6:00 — Pitches from 3 fast-growing Midwest companies

  • 7:00 PM — General networking and Open House with The Hi-Fi

  • 8:00 PM — Go out and celebrate


Think we would let you go hungry? We got you. Get your full from our great local partners at Nameless Catering, with their tasty eats! We are going to have access to the Hi-F's fully stocked bar, this will be a cash bar and a +21 event!

This is going to be huge! But tickets won't last... RSVP to reserve your spot now.


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