2021 Next event will be July 29
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.
Guest Investor Judges
Our guest judges are eager to select tomorrow's success story today.
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 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 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.