National Venture Plan Competition


Entering the competition offers startups one the biggest opportunities ever to raise capital by fast-tracking them to present to many investor groups, angels, VCs and family offices. Such opportunity provides potentially more value than monetary prizes.

  1. Present to investors in ten different categories
  2. Attend invaluable webinars and learn
  3. Win prizes
  4. Biggest Value: Screen/Pitch to multiple investor groups

Final Results

After months of startups competing, the following are the top 3 companies. We started with 197 companies and after 3 rounds we ended with the top 10 then best in show. Congratulations to all!


  1. Terecircuits – Wayne Rickard, CEO
  2. GroGuru – Patrick Henry, CEO
  3. ExpressCells – Matt Handel, CEO
National Venture Plan Competition

About Pismo Ventures’ National Venture Plan Competition

Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced judges and investors, have exposure to angels and other investors nationwide, and win invaluable prizes along the way. The competition is open to all businesses pre or post revenue (not only an idea) across the nation.

Competitors apply by submitting an online application, a 3-page plan, a 15-page powerpoint pitch deck, and a 60-second video pitch.

National Venture Plan Competition
National Venture Plan Competition

Panel of Investor Judges

We have a great lineup of entrepreneurs, startup experts, investors, judges, advisors, and mentors not only to judge your business for the competition, but also to provide invaluable feedback. 

National Venture Plan Competition

Online Workshops & Webinars

Applicants and general admission attendees will be able to attend all workshops and webinars especially prepared for this competition.  Topics include finance, legal, marketing/sales, pitch deck, and much more.

Featured Sponsors

Tech Coast Angels

In-Kind Sponsors

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Startup Grind
TechCon SoCal
Keiretsu Forum
Digital Niche Agency

Apply Now!

Early bird applications start July 27 through August 9.  Regular applications run from August 10 through September 27.

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