PortTech Pitch Applications

The 5th Annual PortTech Pitch is attracting another superlative group of start-up teams from all over North America.  The applicant pool so far includes: a southeastern advertising firm with a unique approach to event marketing; a personal vehicle designer from British Columbia; an air purifier company with an elegant approach to cleaning indoor air; a local company with a disruptive cargo handling system; a natural product for cleanup of oil spills; utility scale energy storage systems; AZ based company converting CO2 to fuel; advanced battery designs and a San Diego based wave to energy company.    We already have enough applicants in the pool to put together a strong program. But we want the very best businesses showcasing their cleantech products, services, platforms and systems.  So #PortTechPitch is accepting applications for one more week.

Go to PortTech Pitch and register (it is simple!)  We’ll send a request to forward collateral and schedule a time for you to give a quick (90 sec – 2 minute) elevator speech via video conference call (Skype or Anymeeting).  Finalists will be selected and invited to meet with a group of coaches and mentors for personalized workshops.  These workshops are aimed at improving presentation skills; developing appropriate messaging for customers, partners and investors; and directed feedback on models, strategies, KPIs and metrics.

The requirements to participate:

  • Start-up team with cleantech or sustainable design or zero waste or low-to-no impact products, services, systems or platforms;
  • Attendance at a workshop to work directly with coaches;
  • Availability on Sept 16th to participate in the Final Pitch before a panel of investors, service professionals and environmental specialists.

There is no cost to participate other than effort and energy needed to improve.  Workshop participation is mandatory and may be via video conference for remote applicants.  Mentors with specific expertise are available upon request.  Preference is given to businesses focused on reducing or remediating environmental impact; cargo handling and transportation; alternative fuels, energy production and storage; and enhanced safety/security.  All finalists must be available on the evening (5:00 PM to 9:00 PM) of Sept 16 for the Pitch at the Plaza in Cabrillo Marina.  All finalists will receive free admittance and exhibit space at the PortTech EXPO July 17th held in Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

Attendance at the #PortTechPitch is limited to Finalists, Judges, Coaches and Mentors, sponsors and invited guests.  If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the event, please contact the PortTech office for further information.