Pitch & Launch

Big Names. Even Bigger Ideas

PITCH & Launch

What is PITCH & Launch?

PITCH & Launch places the spotlight on veterans and spouses who lead early-stage startups with exceptional potential and connects them to some of the most influential names in the military community.

It consists of our second annual Pitch Competition, presented by the Street Shares Foundation. This year, we will select thirty-two to take the stage and “Pitch” in front of a live audience and a panel of judges to determine who will walk away with $25,000.

Those selected will receive free admission to MIC, along with the opportunity to connect with investors, mentors, access to workshops and talks from successful veteran and spouse founders.

Apply for Pitch & Launch

Six Reasons to Apply

Here's why PITCH & Launch is for you...

Brand Awareness

With dozens of journalists and influencers, MIC offers you a unique platform to share your story with the world. Engage with business executives and industry leaders seeking the next big startup.

Explore MIC

MIC is an annual gathering of entrepreneurs and influencers who are united through service. If selected, you’ll receive complimentary admission for your team to participate in all of the festivities.

Connect with Investors

Here’s your chance to connect with investors who are specifically looking to provide funding to veterans and spouses. We will host meetings and mentor sessions designed to help founders connect with the investors capable of propelling them to the next level. 

Network with Founders

Begin networking before you arrive in DC. Use the MIC app to connect with potential leads and arrange meetings. At the event, you’ll continue to make lifelong connections…

Pitch your Startup

Showcase your startup by competing in a high-speed pitch competition, with a $25,000 cash prize.

Launch your Startup

Demo on our Exhibition Floor in front of our attendees with your own booth

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