5 World-Class Start-Ups to be Featured in 2017 Start-Up Pitch Competition

The second annual “Open” Pitch Competition will feature 5 world-class start-ups from all over the United States.

While each company differs in size, years in existence, and prior funding received all have a common thread – open source enables the business and each has chosen one of the many “open” business models being utilized today.

The five teams will deliver 6 minute pitches from the main stage (Ballroom B) on Monday, October 23 starting at 12:30 pm ET. Each will present their company to a celebrity panel of investors, VCs, CEOs, and company founders. Pitches will be in front of a live plenary audience.

The five semi-finalists include:

The panel of judges include: