E1 Ignite Cup Pitch Competition

Date: May 7, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm


GreenSeam Events

About our Pitch Competition…

If you love the Shark Tank, you’ll love watching local and regional businesses make the case that they have potential!

The E1 Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup. Watch startups who are at various stages of their business pitch for a chance to grow their company.

A panel of judges assembled from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders will have a chance to question and advise the entrepreneurs after each pitch, as well as forge connections with local and regional resources.

Thank you to our Judges 
Steve Mercil — Investor, Rain Source Capital
Pam Bishop — E1 Partner, SMIF
Mark Thein — Regional Partner, SBDC
Jessica Berg — Regional Partner, MN Cup
Sam Ziegler — E1 Partner, Greenseam
Traci Downs — E1 Partner, Collider
Jerry Olson — Community Member, Olson HR

Are you a business that wants to pitch?

Do you have a business idea you want to pitch to prospective investors and earn the potential to be an automatic semi-finalist in the MN Cup? 

E1 Ignite Cup Prizes
1st Place Winner
· Automatic Semi-Finalist in MN Cup
· $500 Cash Prize sponsored by Great North Labs
· 30-minute mentoring session from each judge
· Designated spot in Startup School Cohort by ILT Studios
2nd Place Winner
· 30-minute mentoring session from each judge
People’s Choice Award 
· To be announced

Deadline to apply: April 22nd at 11:59pm CST
Notification of acceptance: April 24th 
Pitch will be pre-recorded and submitted prior to the event. 
Instructions for video recording and submission will be sent along with notification of acceptance.
The deadline for the video submission is April 30th 11:59 pm CST