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World Usability Day

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.

Food Trucks & Beverages

LaunchPad Incubation is excited to announce that local food trucks will be joining us this year! The trucks will be in the parking lot, so bring some cash to buy your dinner, then bring it inside for free beverages and hanging out with everyone else

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 Startup pitches
7:15 Presentation about innovation (judges deliberate)
7:30 Announcement of awards (more networking)

Music will be provided throughout the event by Anthony McCarty.
Anthony McCarty is a local artist, furniture designer and community activator. He is the founder of the F.A.R.M. (fine art, recreation, and music) located in the Toledo Warehouse District. Formally BOZARTS the F.A.R.M is a multifunctional makers studio, art gallery and performance space. While he is NOT a professional DJ he does have an eclectic collection of music acquired through years of hosting performance events and various art exhibitions, and loves to throw a good party.

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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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