Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Plug & Play Tech Center Opportunity

University Expo 2010-Elevator Pitch & Information Booth

Friday, October 1, 2010
2:30pm – 8:00pm

Startups can apply to pitch here:

Sunnyvale's Plug & Play Tech Center will be presenting a valuable opportunity at the annual University Expo for start-up companies developed by current students and recent graduates. The entrepreneurs will pitch in a three-minute elevator pitch format to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors, and potential corporate partners. Much to the company's benefit, each start-up will have a two-minute Q&A session with the panel. The University Expo 2010 indeed is advantageous to emerging start-ups, as they receive name exposure, feedback from an experienced panel, and practice with public speaking. Following the presentation of pitches, all of the start-ups companies will be exhibited at their own booths, where they can network with investors and other interested companies.

To apply to the University Expo 2010, submit an application with a one-page executive summary about your start-up online. The presenters are required to be currently enrolled as a student or a recent university graduate. There is no fee to apply. If selected, companies are guaranteed a two-minute elevator pitch spot, a demo table for live demos and marketing, a one-page executive summary page included in an investor booklet, three tickets to the Expo event, access to the networking reception, and three months of access to the Plug & Play network.

If you would like to attend the University Expo 2010, register online for tickets at


2:30 - 3:30       Registration/Networking
3:30 - 3:45       Opening Remarks
3:45 - 4:00       Keynote Speech
4:00 - 5:00       Startup Pitches I
5:00 - 5:15       Break
5:15 - 5:30       Keynote Speech
5:30 - 6:30       Startup Pitches II
6:30 - 6:45       Break
6:45 - 7:00       Winners Announced
7:00 - 8:00       Startup Exhibition

For more information, visit!

~Arlene Bhagat
CIE Marketing, Communications & Logistics Assistant

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