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The Monthly Startup Event for everyone
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Startups

There's $120,000 and momentum-building exposure on the line in a high-stakes pitch competition for early-stage tech startups.
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Attendees

Limited tickets are available for a front-row seat to watch the most innovative tech startups compete for investment.
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open to tech entrepreneurs everywhere

Startup Showdown is a unique opportunity for early-stage startups to present to well-known investors and innovators in the tech ecosystem as they look to take their company to the next level. All finalists will pitch to VC investors while at the same time building long-lasting connections in the innovation ecosystem. This is the competition to be a part of, showcasing the next frontier of innovation and the most promising talent of the day.

Hosted monthly by Panoramic Ventures, there are 6 open application periods and 12 events each year.

Startup Showdown will broadcast globally on June 24 and is open to entrepreneurs everywhere.

Event Overview

Round
1
25 Semifinalists are selected from hundreds of applications to attend Mentor Day and further refine their pitch.
Round
2
After Mentor Day, five finalists will be selected to pitch to a panel of judges with $2B+ of portfolio exits.
Round
3
Finalists compete for a $120,000 investment and Showdown bragging rights in front of a live audience.

Guest Investor Judges

Our guest judges are eager to select tomorrow's success story today.

Kobie Fuller
Kobie Fuller Partner, Upfront Ventures

Kobie has been a partner at Upfront since 2016, with a core investing focus in SaaS, marketing technology, and emerging technologies including VR and AR. His notable Upfront investments include Bevy, Wave, Cordial and MetaCX. While at Upfront, Kobie also founded and incubated Valence, a platform to unlock economic opportunity, investment and community for Black professionals; he is also on the Advisory Board for PledgeLA, an organization working to increase diversity and equity in tech.

Anna Mason
Anna Mason Manager Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Anna Mason is a Managing Partner on Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, where she has led more than 50 investments. She currently serves on the board of AppHarvest (AgTech; Eastern Kentucky; NASDAQ:APPH), is a board observer for Kenzie Academy (Future of Work; Indianapolis, IN) Dispatch (Logistics; Minneapolis, MN), and Collective Retreats (Hospitality; Denver, CO). Anna also leads the strategy for the Rise of the Rest Platform, which is anchored by the firm’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip, and has been covered widely in the media including by 60 Minutes and The New York Times. She has more than fifteen years of experience in finance, startup operations, and venture community programming.

Daley Ervin
Daley Ervin Managing Director, Engage VC

Daley is a Managing Director of Engage, a Corporate Venture Fund comprised of 13 Fortune 500s based in the Southeast such as Delta, Honeywell, The Home Depot, and UPS. He focuses on enterprise investments, leads corporate partner relationships, and assists portfolio founders in partnership development and go-to-market strategy.

Daley has spent more than ten years leading four venture-backed startups on three continents.

Mentors

Katie Christian
Katie Christian
Head of Customer Success
Calendly
Jack McGlinchey
Jack McGlinchey
Co-Founder and CPO
Sonar
Jeff Perkins
Jeff Perkins
CMO and Head of Product
ParkMobile
Asia Orangio
Asia Orangio
CEO and Founder
DemandMaven
Christy Johnson
Christy Johnson
CEO
AchieveIT
Stephen Weber
Stephen Weber
Associate Vice President
Nasdaq
Aly Merritt
Aly Merritt
Head of Community
SalesLoft
David Rudolph
David Rudolph
CEO
PlayOn! Sports
Kaushal Amin
Kaushal Amin
CTO
KMS Technology
Stefanie Jewett
Stefanie Jewett
Program Manager
Square One
Patrick Wiseman
Patrick Wiseman
Founder and CEO
Spaceship
Allyson Eman
Allyson Eman
CEO
Venture Atlanta
Kasey Webb Olaiya
Kasey Webb Olaiya
Manager, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Practice
PwC
Scott Tapp
Scott Tapp
President and COO
Trella Health
Nakia Melecio
Nakia Melecio
Startup Catalyst & Research Faculty
ATDC
Jacqui Chew
Jacqui Chew
Managing Director
iFusion
Ashish Thakur
Ashish Thakur
Board of Directors
Atlanta CEO Council
Brendan Tolleson
Brendan Tolleson
Co-Founder
RevPartners
Larry McHugh
Larry McHugh
Board of Directors
Startup Atlanta
Harry Lee
Harry Lee
Managing Director
BlueSky Strategic Advisors
Harold Solomon
Harold Solomon
Principal
Georgia Tech Venture Lab
Mike Watson
Mike Watson
Mentor
TechSqaure Labs
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Startups

There's $120,000 and momentum-building exposure on the line in a high-stakes pitch competition for early-stage tech startups.
Learn More

Attendees

Limited tickets are available for a front-row seat to watch the most innovative tech startups compete for investment.
RSVP

FAQs

Are you ready to submit your application or register to attend the event but still have questions? We answer all of them here.
Learn More

Apply to be a Mentor