Startup Showcase & Pitch Competition


Startup Showcase & Pitch Competition

Startup Finalists



Startups will pitch to judges and investors and showcase their solutions at Tech Inclusion. Tech Inclusion is the leading diversity and inclusion conference, career fair and startup showcase, being held October 26-27, 2016 at the Palace of Fine Arts, Innovation Hangar, San Francisco, CA. These amazing and diverse startups and entrepreneurs are building new products and services in the following categories:

  • EdTech

  • FinTech

  • PeopleTech (NEW!)


Criteria: (startups must have met three out of 4 criteria)


  • product/solution must have at least reached beta, and less than 3 yrs old

  • founders/founding team should be diverse or woman-led

  • startup has received less than $2M in funding

  • product/technology addresses diversity, inclusion or exemplifies social entrepreneurship


Companies will be limited to five (5) minutes to pitch and may include a presentation (maximum 8 slides). Prizes include cash awards, coaching, accelerator interviews, and more. The Startup Showcase will be hosted during Happy Hour, Wednesday, October 26 from 6pm-9pm, hosted by Credit Karma.


Conference & Startup Showcase Details: Location: Palace of Fine Arts – Innovation Hangar, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 Dates: October 26-27, 2016 Conference Times: 8am-6pm (both days), followed by happy hour from 6-9pm Pitch Competition Times: 3pm (both days), 5 startups will pitch each day to a panel of 3 judges Theme: Inclusive Innovation

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