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Pitch Slam

DATES & LOCATION OCT 2019 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

We bring together innovative brands to pitch and present to high-level investors looking for the next big thing. See below 2018’s participants and schedule.

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the LEAFWIRE PITCH SLAM champion?

Will you win the $10K prize?

The Leafwire Pitch Slam is the startup pitch competition at New West Summit that brings together the up-and-coming cannabis startups for a live on-stage quick-fire contest with $10,000 on the line.
  • The competition is open to early-stage companies that have received less than $500,000 in funding. We will select the top 10 companies that apply and fit this criteria.
  • Selected startups will have the opportunity to participate in free pitch coaching sessions provided prior to the event by Leafwire.
  • Each founder will be allotted 3 minutes to pitch their business on stage in front of our distinguished panel of judges, influential media, and other cannabis business operators.
  • The judges will provide feedback and score the companies live.
  • The winner of the competition will be awarded $10,000 from Leafwire and will be crowned the hottest up-and-coming cannabis startup to watch.
Applications reviewed and accepted or declined in the order received. Final applications are due by September 30th  or once the 10th company is chosen, whichever comes first.

Hosts

Peter Vogel
CEO and Cofounder at Leafwire
Jeff Hassemer
COO and Cofounder at Leafwire

Emcee

Brian Zisk
Venture Partner, Exponential Creativity Ventures, Co-Founder/Co-Producer, SF MusicTech Summit, Co-Founder/Co-Producer, Future of Money & Technology Summit

Judges

Emily Paxhia
Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management
Tahira Rehmatullah
Managing Director of Hypur Ventures
David Meltzer
CEO and Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing
Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
CEO and Founder of New Frontier Data
Scott Williamson
CFO, Big Rock

Competitors

Coming Soon

Schedule

Coming Soon
Applications reviewed and accepted or declined in the order received. Final applications are due by September 30th  or once the 10th company is chosen, whichever comes first.