On October 4 and 11, 10 companies (20 in total) will be selected to pitch online to Silicon Valley strategist Sramana Mitra as part of the TradeKing Financial Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition. Each 5-minute pitch will be followed by a 5-minute strategic analysis by Sramana. Following the pitches during each online roundtable event, Sramana and Dan Raju, CIO of online brokerage TradeKing, will select the top 6 entrepreneurs (12 altogether) who will be awarded a full tuition by TradeKing to Sramana’s 1M/1M program – valued at $1,000 each!
To compete, please complete the application form found here. Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. The deadline to apply is September 28, 2012. We are interested in financial businesses for this competition, especially online tools providers, mobile tools providers, platform SDKs, and data visualization tools.
8:00 a.m. PDT – Greetings, Sramana Mitra and Dan Raju
8:05-9:45 a.m. PDT – 10 pitches, 10 minutes each (5 minute pitch + 5 minutes of discussion/questions)
9:45-9:50 a.m. PDT – Judges deliberate privately
9:50-10:00 a.m. PDT – Winners announced, closing remarks