How It Works

Tell us about your idea/business by filling out a short form. Our selection committee will review the applications and choose the semi-finalists to pitch at the event. If you are selected, you will have the opportunity to attend the event and network with potential partners and investors, give your 5 minute elevator pitch and participate in a Q & A session in front of a panel of judges, potential investors, and digital media experts (please limit any PowerPoint presentations to 5 slides).

Deadline to apply is January 2nd, 2014


Where & When

Thursday, January 30th 2014 from  5:30 – 8:30pm at the The Tom and Elizabeth Brady Innovation Center (inside the Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex on The University of Toledo Campus) to pitch your business idea to world class judges, business leaders, and potential investors.

5:30 - 6:00 Networking Mixer
6:00 - 7:00 StartUp Pitches
7:00 - 8:30 Award Announcements and Networking Time

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What You Can Win

The Pitch and Pour competition is an opportunity to gain attention and potential investment for your company and a chance to win cash and prizes – including leading edge business development expertise.


Previous Winners from Pitch And Pour 1, May 10th 2013

1st Place

MakeMeMakeUp -

MakeMeMakeUp is a customized makeup service where users design personalized cosmetics using a smartphone application.

2nd Place

Daystream -

Daystream is a social journaling platform that allows users to document the stories of their lives in a way that makes it easy to share and remember. Daystream was created by 11-year old Jonathan Buchanan.

3rd Place

Rootloop -

Rootloop is a social platform where users collaborate and create music with friends and other musicians around the world.