On Thursday, May 23, VentureClash will host a pitch event where 10 pre-selected companies will pitch for a $500,000 investment and the opportunity to advance to the semifinals of VentureClash. Winners will also be invited to visit and explore Connecticut during the semifinalist round.

Applications
Closed

In addition to the investment awards, companies will be able to test and receive feedback on pitches, meet with investors, learn about the resources available in Connecticut, and receive guidance on whether it makes sense for them to grow their business in Connecticut.

Investment Awards

$500,000 investment
Fast-track to semifinalist round of VentureClash 2019
Fast-track to semifinalist round of VentureClash 2019
$500,000 investment
Fast-track to semifinalist round of VentureClash 2019
Fast-track to semifinalist round of VentureClash 2019

What Is It?
VentureClash is Connecticut’s global venture challenge for early-stage companies disrupting digital health, financial technology (fintech), industry 4.0 and insurance technology (insurtech). We know that breakthroughs in these industries are critical to our global future, so we created VentureClash to give a leg up to the companies with the most potential in these areas.

The Process
Companies will give eight-minute pitches on the day of the event, followed by a brief Q&A by the judges’ panel. After deliberation by the judges, three winners will be selected. All three winners will be invited to the semifinalist round of VentureClash 2019. Award winners must complete a second-round application to receive grant funding.

Timeline
To be considered for the Tel Aviv pitch event, companies must apply by Friday, March 29, 2019. The top 10 companies will be invited to pitch at the Hilton Tel Aviv on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Agenda
9:00 a.m.
Registration and check-in

9:15–10:00 a.m.
Networking

10:00–10:45 a.m.
Opening remarks, keynote

10:45–11:50 a.m.
Company pitches

12:05–12:45 p.m.
Company pitches

12:45–2:00 p.m.
Networking lunch 

2:00 p.m.
Announcement of winners and closing remarks

2:15 p.m.
Coffee bar reception