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Virtual Pitch Competition & Remote Networking

Next Event
Tuesday, September 1st at 6pm

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The Evolution of Founders Live

It was founded in 2016 and successfully hosted many live events all over the world. Now it has transitioned to an online platform that allows more interaction, more people to join while keeping them safe, and even more networking opportunities than before, all from the comfort of your home.

Phoenix Event Partners

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Founders live was an awesome experience! Events like this are not being put on by some random organizations coming in and taking over for a night and then leaving; it feels like a part of a community. I’ve been in a startup community of Phoenix for a few years now and I even knew several people in this audience.

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Jérémy Chevallier

Before this event I didn’t know about all these companies, and now I have a new app on my phone, I have new contacts and business cards, and that could lead to many things, a friend for me, investment for him, you never know what is going to happen at these events. You don’t know if your next customer is gonna be there, next investor, team member, co-founder. If you’re looking for something, show up and make some magic happen!

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Mat Sherman

It helps build your morale, it helps if you’re trying to raise money, it helps if you’re trying to find users, no matter what the case is, even if you’re trying to get a job at a startup, there’s so much opportunity here.

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Marcus Jones

Why Sign Up To Pitch?

Founders Live affords entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain recognition for their business start-up concepts from thousands of sponsors and fellow entrepreneurs around the world as well as learn and connect with other leaders in the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem. Participants in the competition have the chance to take home a variety of prizes and incentives from the continuously changing and growing Winners Package. With thousands of dollars in Amazon and Google credit on the line to help your startup gain traction, there’s a lot at stake for competitors around the world, beyond recognition within this global startup community.

Who Attends Founders Live?

In looking at our attendees over time, the diversity of our cohort is apparent and includes other founders, developers, investors, marketers, educators, attorneys, members of the media, students, employees of startups, and many more, but let’s be clear, we want everyone that is even remotely interested in the startup space to attend this event. It gives more than just the chance to learn about other startups, it also grants the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs.

Founders Live attendees

What's Required?

The entire Founders Live event is free of charge for both attendees and pitching startups, all we ask is that you make a Founders account prior to the virtual event so that you can vote and select a winner and to give you the ability to network with this global entrepreneur community beyond the event. A $5 membership will give you more access to networking and resources within the Founders Live community and help us to further build out this entrepreneurial networking powerhouse.

Founders Live Timeline

Founders Live Timeline
Open Entertainment
30 min

During each event, a local entertainer will entertain the audience for 20 min. A 10 min of Q&A will follow.

The Competition
60 min

The competition consists of 5 startups. Each gets 99 seconds to pitch and 4 min for Q&A. Once they are done, everyone will vote and the winner will have a several more minutes for any additional questions.

Open Happy Hour and Networking
30+ min

This is where the magic happens! Network with other founders & etrepreneurs. We will be coordinating zoom breakout rooms, and making sure to create an enjoyable virtual networking experience for everyone.

Local Entertainer
Savannah Hernandez is a rising comic based in Phoenix, Arizona. She recently won Phoenix’s “Best New Female Comic,”  and has participated in numerous comedy festivals in the United States within her first year of stand up. Her comedic style brings out the quirky, uncomfortable, endearing young lady that lives within every man, woman, and child.

Past Phoenix Winners

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Ready to pitch at Founders Live? Apply here! 

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Ryan Quinn / brightguest.com

BrightGuest connects brands with their customers through real-time and at scale text messaging campaigns and personalized mobile-first landing pages driven to specific calls-to-action

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Rebecca Clyde / botco.ai

Botco.ai is a conversational marketing platform that enables intelligent chat between businesses and their customers. The intelligent conversation processes messages and smoothly handles customer requests. Botco.ai can deploy chatbots on messaging apps, SMS and websites.

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Nirit Rubenstein / dovly.com

If you are just starting to build a credit history, Dovly will help you make the right choices to avoid ruining your credit. If you already struggle with poor credit, they will help you work your way up to a good score. And if you are satisfied with your credit score, Dovly will help you stay ahead.

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Cory Sorrels / birdiescope.com

The BirdieScope app gives you a bird’s eyes view, along with all the info you need to be the best golfer you can be on any golf course. Play every course like you already know it by heart!

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Leslie Pico / civicd.com

Take back the power and monetize your data all while becoming a political genius. Data brokers make billions on selling your aggregated data to politicos. Online vote registration, candidate donations, news, congress understanding and much more in one place.

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Marcus Jones / beammit.com

Beammit is an iOS app that lets you discover things that are nearby. Within the app, users can see who is nearby, post locally, and discover content from nearby publishers.

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Bill Birgen / soggyfoodsucks.com

Former aerospace engineer Bill Birgen started Soggy Food Sucks to combat the issue of food getting soft and soggy after it travels. To do so, he developed a patch you can stick to the food carton to absorb condensation, thereby keeping food crisp and fresh-tasting while it’s in transit. In other words, no more limp delivery french fries or lackluster restaurant leftovers.

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Dave Rogers / devfarm.io

DevFarm was started to help teams grow by adding great developers and by promoting a culture of mentorship. Senior Developers will mentor your Junior Developers while helping you build features. They will help you hire Developers that have skills and guide them through the first few weeks on the job. They give new developers experience and give teams a chance to work with them before hiring.

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Akshay Nair / eyestoai.com

Be proactive in stopping crimes and accidents at your house or work. With the state of the art object detection, face recognition, and activity identification EyesToAI will give you perfect security solutions to all kinds of threats!

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Joseph Marsh / iconiqallure.com

IconiqAllure is creating next-gen undercover ballistic protection for fashion & athleisure clothing that is flexible and comfortable for everyday wear. Combining aerospace technologies and applying it to the fashion industry redefines the boundaries of the traditional industries that have been considered separate, until now.