Competition Timeline

Below is the full competition timeline. Early bird and deadlines are detailed for your convenience.

Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition

National venture

plan competition

timeline

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July 22, 2020

Early Bird Registration Begins 

Applications begin to be accepted for early bird registration at a discount price.  Also, general admission early registrations open at a discount price.

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August 7, 2020

Early Bird Registration Ends and Regular Registration Begins

Applications continue to be accepted at the regular registration price.  Also, general admission registrations continue to be accepted at the normal registration price.

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September 27, 2020

All Registrations End.  Last chance to submit Plan, Deck and Video

All registrations end. This is also the last day for competition applicants to be able to email an update to their plan, deck or video if they so desire. 

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September 28, 2020

Kickoff Day, Competition Begins, Start of Round #1

The competition begins. This day kicks off the competition. No further updates to plan, deck or video will be accepted. Round #1 begins.  The the top 100 applicants with the highest scores will emerge to Round #2.

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September 28 to October 07, 2020

Judges and Investors Review and Score All Applications; Workshops and Webinars Run Throughout

Judges and investors review and score all applications. After review and scoring, the top 100 businesses with the highest scores will be chosen to move to round #2. During this period, we will also be running workshops and webinars, which will be available to all registrants, applicants and general admission attendees.

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October 08 to October 11, 2020

Top 100 competitors are able to work on and update their Plan, Deck and Video; Webinars and Workshops Continue.

The top 100 competitors with highest scores now have a second chance to work on and update their plan, deck and video. Meanwhile workshops and webinars continue to be provided to all registrants, applicants and general admission attendees.

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October 11, 2020

Last date to update Plan, Deck and Video for the top 100 who made it to round #2

Last date to update plan, deck and video for the top 100 who made it to round #2 – if they so desire.

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October 12, 2020

Round #2 Begins

Round #2 begins to choose the top 10 applicants with the highest scores.

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October 12, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Business Products or Services (B2B) – Live Judging Panel 

Business Products or Services (B2B) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Consumer Products or Services (B2C) – Live Judging Panel

Consumer Products or Services (B2C) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Life Sciences, Med Tech, Healthcare – Live Judging Panel

Life Sciences, Med Tech, Healthcare – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Social Enterprise – Live Judging Panel

Social Enterprise – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Clean Technologies (Clean Tech) – Live Judging Panel 

Clean Technologies (Clean Tech) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Financial Technologies (Fin Tech) – Live Judging Panel

Financial Technologies (FinTech) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Hardware or Software Technology – Live Judging Panel

Financial Technologies (FinTech) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

AI, Blockchain, Robotics – Judging Live Panel 

AI, Blockchain, Robotics – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Digital Solutions (Media, Web, App, E-Sports, etc…) – Judging Live Panel

Digital Solutions (Media, Web, App, E-Sports, etc…) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Other (Government, Military, Education, Sports, Opportunity Zone, etc…) – Live Judging Panel

Other (Government, Military, Education, Sports, Opportunity Zone, etc…) – Judging Live Panel

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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November 02, 2020

Top 10 businesses will be announced

The top 10 businesses with the highest scores for each of the 10 categories move to the 3rd round.

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November 08, 2020

Deadline for round #3 top 10 qualifier to update Plan, Deck and Video if they wish.

Last date to update plan, deck and video for the top 10 qualifying businesses who made it to round #3. No late submissions will be accepted.

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November 09, 2020

Round #3 Begins

Round #3 begins to choose the #1 winner with the highest score.

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November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Live Pitches to All Judges – Group 1 (5 of the Top 10 Category Winners) – Live Judging Panel

Live Pitches to All Judges – Group 1 (5 of the Top 10 Category Winners)

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 12-minute pitch followed by a 12-minute Q&A.

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November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Live Pitches to All Judges – Group 2 (the Remaining 5 of the Top 10 Category Winners) – Live Judging Panel

Live Pitches to All Judges – Group 2 (the Remaining 5 of the Top 10 Category Winners)

Startups will have the opportunity to present a 12-minute pitch followed by a 12-minute Q&A.

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November 20, 2020

Overall competition winner will be announced.

The winner of the entire competition will be announced.