Connected Car EXPO FASTPITCH Competition Now Open

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ANNOUNCING:   CCE FASTPITCH powered by Splunk®

Recognizing start-ups’ and entrepreneurs’ increasing importance in the connected car ecosystem, Connected Car Expo® (CCE) is staging CCE FASTPITCH powered by Splunk – an exciting competition to showcase innovators and entrepreneurs defining new mobility.

About the Competition

FASTPITCH is looking for visionaries and independent ventures in the seed, start-up or early stage of development within the automotive or technology sector (with less than $500K investment) to submit their idea for a chance to pitch their original business concept to a live judging panel comprised of VCs, incubators and CEOs front-and-center at this year’s CCE.

Individuals/groups entering the FASTPITCH competition should attempt to solve an issue related to the connected car and/or automotive industry. Original ideas can address topics including:

  • Automotive Data
  • Emissions
  • Environmental Issues
  • In-car Apps
  • In-car Entertainment
  • Mapping
  • Parking
  • Telematics

Prizes

FIRST PLACE 

Splunk Start Program Enterprise License (20GB for 12 month term, including Splunk education, marketing and support terms – $40,000 value)

SECOND PLACE

CCE 2014 Exhibit Space ($30,000-Value)

THIRD PLACE

Top Tech Showcase Space at CCE 2014 ($9,000-Value)

Enter the Competition

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

To enter the competition, please email all of the following materials (in PDF-format) to info@connectedcarexpo.com [mailto:info@connectedcarexpo.com]:

  • Entrepreneur Bio and/or Company Overview (250 words or less)
  • One-Page Executive Summary
  • PowerPoint Presentation Deck of company (10 slides or less)
  • One-Page Business Plan
  • Contact Info (name, company, email, phone)

Early Bird Entry Deadline 6pm (PST) on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 *

*Finalists who submit their idea by the Early Bird Entry Deadline will qualify to
receive a complimentary hotel room for two nights during CCE (maximum reward is
one room per finalist).

Final Entry Deadline

6pm (PST) on Monday, September 16, 2013

 

 

COMPETITION RULES + CONDITIONS

All entries must be submitted in English. Only complete entries will be reviewed for consideration; no changes are allowed after submission. Businesses currently generating revenues are allowed to submit an entry as long as revenues for the immediately trailing 12-month period do not exceed $250K. A selection committee comprised of experts in auto, tech and entrepreneurial ventures will select and notify eight finalists by October 16, 2013. Each finalist will get three minutes to pitch their business concept to a panel of judges live at CCE on Nov 19; each pitch will be followed by a three minute Q&A. Each finalist shall be responsible for their own travel/accommodations to participate in FASTPITCH during CCE. The winners of FASTPITCH will be announced at CCE on November 19, 2013.

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