Apply for Startup Pitch
Shoptalk Startup Pitch features 15 early stage companies with pioneering technologies, products and business models. These companies will compete for two $25,000 prizes. Each company will have three minutes to pitch and three minutes for Q&A with a panel of venture capital investors. Two winners will be selected: one by our panel of investors and the other by audience vote.
Companies are selected on merit and likely interest to Shoptalk attendees.
All Startup Pitch contestants must also purchase a space in the Shoptalk Exhibit Hall. We require this so that you can benefit from significant onsite exposure and so that Shoptalk attendees can engage with you to learn more about your company. This results in an overall better experience for everyone. Please note that this is not pay-to-play (startup exhibitors are not eligible for Startup Pitch simply because they paid to exhibit). We offer a special exhibitor rate of $3,700 for Startup Pitch contestants, which includes a ticket for the Startup Pitch presenter and one additional ticket.