LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SwitchPitch is the only event where established companies pitch pre-funded and approved projects to a roomful of startups and entrepreneurs. The event is expanding westward, for its inaugural event in Los Angeles event on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, at UCLA.
"Los Angeles is quickly becoming known for its growth of startups and entrepreneurs and positioned itself at the intersection of tech and entertainment," says Michael Goldstein, founder of SwitchPitch. "We have been able to engage well-known companies that are committed to innovation and want to work with talented startups across a diverse array of industries. SwitchPitch is more than just networking, it goes straight to deal making."
The SwitchPitch event provides the opportunity for established organizations to search for innovation through partnerships with outside startups and entrepreneurs. Each company presents their needs and ideas for projects within the organization, and invites startups to submit their proposal for projects of interest and make deals with these reputable companies.
All projects are made available on the SwitchPitch website. The event is open for registration to any startups and entrepreneurs that have innovative solutions. Interested startups can register online on the SwitchPitch-LA website, early bird registration starts at $75 through May 1st.
These role-reversal pitching events have reached more than 1,200 startups across DC, NYC and Miami over the last year. More than 70 projects have been presented, resulting in more than 12 signed deals valued at $1.2 million in revenue for startups.
SwitchPitch is a role-reversal event where established companies pitch funded innovation projects to qualified startups looking for great partners. Founded in 2012, SwitchPitch plans to hold ten annual SwitchPitch events in cities ripe for forging relationships between established companies and startups in their markets. In addition to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City and Miami, plans for 2014 include events in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, London, and more. SwitchPitch was created and is managed in partnership with Exhilarator, an accelerator that helps early and middle-stage companies reach the next stage of their success. For more information, visit www.switchpitch.com.
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