SelectUSA TechThe SelectUSA Tech program connects early-stage and startup technology companies to prospects for advancement in the U.S. market. The 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit will feature exciting opportunities and programming for SelectUSA Tech participants at a discounted rate of $350 USD, including:
- Virtually exhibit products/services at a branded booth, with the opportunity to upload a three minute in-depth product/service demo video;
- Apply to pitch in front of a panel of judges and an audience;
- Participate in virtual workshops on how to finance and scale your startup;
- Tune into SelectUSA Tech Investment Academy Sessions on investment trends and opportunities in key industry subsectors, as well as on topics like smart cities, soft-landing programs, startup ecosystems in the United States, and more;
- Utilize the networking app and website to set up one-on-one meetings with economic development officials, accelerators, incubators, and others; and
- Join an invite-only networking opportunities.
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
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 can email SUSAEvents@trade.gov to get involved.
Startup Pitch Sessions - Call for ApplicationsThe SelectUSA Tech planning team is accepting applications through April 1, 2021 for Startup Pitch Sessions. For more information and to apply to pitch:
Selected 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, representatives from startup ecosystems, and industry experts. All pitches are limited to four minutes, followed by two minutes of Q&A from the panel.
Note: Only companies approved to attend the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit under the SelectUSA Tech program are eligible to participate in the pitching sessions. Please apply to attend the Investment Summit under the SelectUSA Tech registration category before applying to pitch.
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- SelectUSA Pitching Sessions
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What Happened in 2019
Pitching Moonshot to investors and winning first place at SelectUSA Tech was critical to our international expansion strategy.
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