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Get ready for another pitch competition

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Tai Moses

Applications are now open for the Austin Fast Start small-business pitch competition, a project of the Economic Development Department and Austin Young Chamber. The quarterly pitch showcase focuses on the Internet of Things, which, according to the city’s announcement, includes businesses that “offer solutions that transform the way we live and work by leveraging the interconnection between everyday objects and internet connectivity.” Applications will be scored by judges chosen from the community. The top four applications will be selected as finalists and given the opportunity to virtually pitch their business ideas on June 15, 5:30-7 p.m. The judges will score the pitches and the audience will vote to determine a winner. The grand-prize winner receives a cash prize of $2,500 plus $4,000 in-kind prizes. Apply here. The application deadline is May 18.

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