Panelists and presenters announced in anticipation of next CrowdPitch

by Mike Bollinger

Funding Universe and Rain Source CapitalOne week from today—on Thursday, July 15—CrowdPitch returns to Minnesota. Only this time, it’s on the other side of town at the Dorsey Ewald Conference Center in St. Paul.

This Rain Source Capital/Funding Universe collaboration is designed to bring together local tech entrepreneurs, mentors and service providers in an informal and energetic setting.

According to the website,

Crowdpitch is the ‘American Idol’ for those tech entrepreneurs selected to pitch their company to a panel of experts and a live audience.

The panelists will serve as a means of vetting the early stage companies through a brief Q&A session before the audience casts their vote with $100 “funny money” towards the best business. Ultimately, the winner will receive in kind services ranging from financial and accounting consulting to Amazon web services – collectively valued at $4,800.


  • Jeff Pesek — TECHdotMN

*additional panelists will be added as known



  • NOWAdvisors: 12 hour of financial & accounting services ($1,800 value)
  • FundingUniverse: startup services ($2,500 value)
  • Amazon: web services ($500 value)

Those who wish to spectate CrowdPitch can RSVP here. The event starts with free lunch and networking at 11:30 followed by the 4 minute company pitches and panelist feedback.