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 1 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014.


Where & When

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 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 will network with world-class judges, business leaders, students, and potential investors as they enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres during the event.

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.