F19 Concept $5K Finals
November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
10 student teams have perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete!
Join us for an exciting Concept $5K Finals, previously known as the Velocity Fund Finals $5K, where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges.
To start the event, special guest speaker Marcelo Cortes, Co-founder and CTO of Faire, will sit down for a fireside chat with Velocity Director Jay Shah. Faire is a curated boutique wholesale marketplace connecting local retailers with emerging and established brands. They will discuss Marcelo’s journey turning his concept into a reality, and talk about his experience founding and running a company. After the fireside chat, we will take a quick lunch break and then dive right into the pitches! Audience members will have the chance to network with all ten finalists after the winners are announced.
11:00am: Fireside chat
12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch break
12:30pm: Pitches begin
1:30pm: Winners announced
1:30pm-2:00pm: Finalists booth