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).

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Pitch & Pour 4.0 is proud to partner with Toledo Web Professionals in celebration of World Usability Day. Innovation in User Experience means that people can do what they need and want to, with technology, products and services that enhance their experience.

Where & When

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from  5:30 – 8:30pm at the The Tom and Elizabeth Brady Innovation Center, located inside the Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex on The University of Toledo Campus. Participants can rub elbows with world-class judges (who are fellow entrepreneurs), business leaders, students, mentors and potential investors while enjoying locally-sourced beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

5:30 Networking Mixer
6:30 Start-Up Pitches
7:30 Award Announcements and Networking Time

Music will be provided throughout the event by Nathan Mattimoe.
Nathan is a DJ, visual artist, and producer located in Toledo, OH. He has been a DJ and producer of a variety of genres for over 15 years. He is a resident of Old School Fridays (Wesley's, Toledo), a three year running weekly that covers the spectrum of funk, soul, reggae, hip hop and disco. As a member of the Bang Tech 12 DJ collective, Mattimoe is known for playing deep and dubby house, with a nod to techno, broken beat and experimental styles. His productions and remixes have been released on Bang Tech 12, Moehouse Records, Red Robot, and his own ENDIEM label. He also has releases as MATTIMOE | PERRINE (with Todd Perrine) on Red Robot, Moehouse, Eternal Underground, and Soiree.

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What You Can Win

The Pitch & Pour competition is an opportunity to win cash and prizes, but perhaps more importantly is the unique opportunity to showcase your business concept in front of (and network with) potential investors, mentors, prospective team members, and other valuable community resources, such as access to leading edge business development expertise.

Winners from Pitch & Pour 3, October 2014

1st - Happinin
2nd - Daily Fantasy Cricket

Winners from Pitch & Pour 2, January 2014


1st - Therapals
2nd - Earigator
3rd - Launch Thought


1st - Grypshon
2nd - Hephaestus
3rd - Point Start

Winners from Pitch & Pour 1, May 2013

1st - MakeMeMakeUp
2nd - Daystream
3rd - Rootloop

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