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NEXT Venture Pitch 2020 offers growth-oriented businesses the opportunity to pitch to a sold-out event featuring Angels, VCs, and Entrepreneurs. Throughout the day, you’ll get to meet, mingle, and showcase to the most influential venture funds across the Southeast. The winner of the pitch will be invited to the Venture Atlanta showcase in October where you’ll have exposure to the nation’s top investors! 

History of NEXT Venture Pitch

Over the past few decades, there has been a steady rise of entrepreneurial epicenters and tech-rich cities across the southeast and as digital entrepreneurship has begun transforming the region, NEXT Venture Pitch was founded to meet the growing demands of businesses ready to grow. 

With its initial conference beginning in 2016, the 5th annual NEXT Venture Pitch has evolved to focus on entrepreneurs, now features a Founder’s Panel, includes content-rich actionable methods to implement tactical change for your company, and new ways to connect companies with capital.

Keynote Speaker and Panelists

NEXT Venture Pitch 2020 will feature a host of lucrative information delivered by world-class leaders. 

Keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman will share his impressive experience as a CEO, provide insight on how to grow and scale ventures, and teach us how to build great teams that achieve success. 

The Founder’s Panel will highlight entrepreneurship and feature a diverse set of founders and CEOs including: Bob Youakim, founder and CEO of Passport, Jon-Michael Carter, founder and CEO ChartSpan, Sue Marks, founder and CEO of Cielo, and Marty Osborn, founder and President of Advoco, and will be facilitated by Dru Armstrong, CEO of Grace Hill. 

The “Building Winning Teams” Panel will dive into the similarities of building world-class teams both on the field and in the business landscape. The panel will feature South Carolina’s own, Tajh Boyd, former Clemson University Quarterback, and George Hincapie, Tour de France Stage Winner, and will be moderated by Joe Schmidt, former Notre Dame Linebacker and Team Captain.  

Winner Advances

For the first time ever, the winner of the NEXT Venture Pitch 2020 will earn a spot at Venture Atlanta’s premier showcase in October. Showcase companies will receive dedicated presentation space and maximum exposure via the conference’s marketing and PR teams.

With NEXT Venture Pitch 2020, your funding journey begins in the Carolinas and has the potential to pick up investors at one of the largest events in the Southeast. Sign up today for your chance to pitch in Greenville on April 7th. But hurry, the deadline to apply is March 15th!