2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit
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June 1-3, 2020 | Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

SelectUSA Tech

The SelectUSA Tech program connects early-stage and startup companies to prospects for advancement in the U.S. market. The 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit from June 1-3 will feature exciting opportunities and programming for SelectUSA Tech participants at a discounted rate of $500, including:

Companies interested in applying for SelectUSA Tech must fit the following criteria:
  • Less than 8 years old
  • Up to $10 million in revenue
  • Up to 40 employees
  • Developing a new technology product or service, or delivering an existing technology to a market in new ways

Apply for SelectUSA Tech

Incubators and accelerators can qualify for a discounted rate to participate in the Investment Summit as a Tech Partner. To apply, email SUSAEvents@trade.gov.

Private equity investors and venture capitalists interested in judging the SelectUSA Tech Pitching Sessions on June 1, 2020 can email SUSAEvents@trade.gov to get involved.

Startup Pitch Sessions - Call for Applications

The SelectUSA Tech planning team is accepting applications through May 1, 2020 for the Startup Pitch Sessions on June 1 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Selected companies will participate in one session in the following categories:
  • Aerospace
  • Cybersecurity
  • e-Commerce
  • Fintech
  • Health IT
  • Software
  • Other

Companies will make their pitch in front of an audience of Investment Summit attendees and a panel of 4-6 judges, including venture capitalists, corporate investors, and other experts. All pitches are limited to four minutes, followed by two minutes of Q&A from the panel.

Apply to Pitch

Note: Only companies approved to attend the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit under the SelectUSA Tech program are eligible to participate in the pitching sessions. Please apply to attend the Investment Summit before applying to pitch.

Check Out These Sessions

The 2020 Investment Summit will include sessions on a wide variety of topics related to startup expansion and success, including:
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Emerging Trends with Business Analytics and Startups
  • Entrepreneur Ecosystems
  • Scaling your Startup
  • Smart Cities
  • Soft Landing Programs
  • Startup Funding and Financing: Accelerating your Business
  • Startup Success Stories
  • Research & Development (R&D) Trends
  • Transformative Technologies

Check Out These Locations

Make the most of your time in the United States by attending a tech-focused Spinoff Event. Find the local knowledge, connections, and resources necessary to turn your investment plans into reality.

Stay Up to Date

One of the best ways to stay in the Investment Summit know: sign up for email updates! We also encourage you to follow SelectUSA on Twitter. For additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the SelectUSA team.


What Happened in 2019

Pitching Moonshot to investors and winning first place at SelectUSA Tech was critical to our international expansion strategy.

— David Suriol, CEO of Moonshot

SelectUSA Tech Infographic

From the 2019 Investment Summit Academy: Startup Sessions

This panel discussion from the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Academy breaks down how companies can access that capital and includes success stories.

In this video: Emily Miller, Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration; Allie Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Village Capital; Tim Hwang, CEO, FiscalNote; Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Maryland, College Park; and Lindsay Karas Stencel, COO and Fund Manager, Launch NY Inc

How do you expand a startup in the United States? Where do you start? These panelists have asked those questions and had them answered successfully. Hear their stories!

In this video: Ellen Bateman, Director for U.S. Ecosystems, Global Entrepreneurship Network; Meirav Naor Weinstock, Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer, IMNA Solutions; Mandy Sebel, Senior Vice President, Head of People - Americas, UiPath; Charity Weeden, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Policy, Astroscale