Funding the Big Idea: Entrepreneurs Pitch for Angel Investments


Entrepreneurs have big aspirations, imaginations and objectives. On April 21st, ambitious entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to take the stage and pitch their big ideas directly to discerning Angel investor.  Funding the Big Idea 2015 will take place at La Sierra University in the Tom & Vi Zapara School of Business. The potential contestants have submitted their business visions and those who are selected will participate in a full day of activities including two webinars and an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of Angel investors. At the end of the day, 4 finalists will move forward to the “Piranha Pool” and give their 90 second fast pitch to roughly 30 Angel investors live at the Funding the Bid Idea event.

Presented by Tritech SBDC, this is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to connect and engage with one another to fuel innovation. In addition to pitching their ideas, the competitors will be able to meet, network and interact with the investors throughout the day.

You might be asking yourself, what is TriTech SBDC? TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the catalyst for high technology economic development in the Inland Empire and Orange County. TriTech assists, educates and connects high impact companies in bringing their ideas to market with professional integrity, commitment, creativity, and courage. TriTech offers one –on-one consulting in areas such as identifying capital, startup assistance, commercializing new technologies, marketing products/services and management.

According to Mark Mitchell, Director of TriTech SBDC, “Whether you are an established business owner or an early stage entrepreneur asking ‘what is the next step, where do I need to go, who do I need to contact’ etc., this is a go to event for you.”

If you are interested in attending the Funding the Big Idea 2015 event at La Sierra University, you’re in luck because tickets are still available. Whether you are an entrepreneur competing for funding or spectating, this event will be a great learning and entertaining experience.

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