50 startups vie for attention during TechFestNW's inaugural PitchFestNW

When you’re just starting out, getting the attention that you firmly believe that your earth shattering startup idea deserves? That can be challenging—at best. So opportunities to test your story with an audience, get in front of potential investors, and hone your ability to convey the value of what you’re building are always welcome. And that’s why a new event from TechFestNW attracted more than 100 applicants.

It’s called PitchFestNW. And it provides the opportunity for early stage startups to tell their stories at TFNW:

The results are in: TechFestNW’s first annual PitchFestNW pitching competition has an inaugural class! Over the last few weeks, more than 100 startups from across the United States, Canada and Europe applied for the opportunity to pitch their companies to panels of angel investors, venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs at TechFestNW 2016. The selection process was arduous, but our team of experts narrowed the field down to 50 promising startups, each of which will be presenting their companies on April 25 and 26 for the chance to win cash, investor access and more.

While your opportunity to pitch has passed, there’s still an opportunity to attend the event. Tickets for TFNW are $119.

For more information, visit TechFestNW.

[Full disclosure: I am the cofounder of TechFestNW, but these days, I only advise them from time to time.]