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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June 1, 2021

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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June 21, 2021

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 30, 2021

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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October 1, 2021

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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October 1 to October 14, 2021

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 45 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 15 to October 17, 2021

Top 45 competitors are able to work on and update their Plan, Deck and Video; Webinars and Workshops Continue

The top 45 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 17, 2021

Last date to update Plan, Deck and Video for the top 45 who made it to round #2

Last date to update plan, deck and video for the top 45 who made it to round #2 – if they so desire.

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October 18, 2021

Round #2 Begins

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

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October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Business Products or Services (B2B) – Live Judging Panel 

Business Products or Services (B2B) – Judging Live Panel

Top 15 startups in this category will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Consumer Products or Services (B2C) – Live Judging Panel

Consumer Products or Services (B2C) – Judging Live Panel

Top 15 startups in this category will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 26, 2021 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Life Sciences, Med Tech, Healthcare – Live Judging Panel

Life Sciences, Med Tech, Healthcare – Judging Live Panel

Top 15 startups in this category will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST

Wildcard Group – Live Judging Panel

Wild Card – Judging Live Panel

Top 15 startups, other than the above 45 startups, regardless of category will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

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October 29, 2021

Top 10 businesses will be announced

The top 10 businesses with the highest scores – top 3 in each of the 3 categories and 1 from the wildcard group move to the 3rd round.

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October 31, 2021

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 2, 2021

Live Judging for the final 10 competitors – Group 1 consisting of 5 companies – Event 1/2

Live judging will take place for the top ten highest ranked competitors to determine the winner.

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November 4, 2021

Live Judging for the final 10 Competitors – Group 2 consisting of 5 companies – Event 2/2

Live judging will take place for the top ten highest ranked competitors to determine the winner.

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November 9, 2021

Overall competition winner will be announced

The winner of the entire competition will be announced.