Five TBD startups will have the floor to give their best appeal in front of a live audience that will determine which two get a shot at going to Google HQ this year.
Two ventures — the judges choice & crowd favorite — could fly into Mountain View to pitch at ‘Demo Day’ March 26-29 with other ventures from across the country. The experience is part of a relationship between CoCo and Google dating back years, formalized under the ‘Google for Entreprenurs’ network.
Judges include Anna Mason, Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Rob Weber of Great North Fund and Field Nation founder + CEO Mynul Khan.
Minnesota tech startups that have raised a minimum of $100k with traction and are seeking to raise another $1-$5m are encouraged to apply; the startups themselves need to be members of CoCo to participate in CoCo Pitch Night, nor do event attendees.
Kidizen, Players Health, Step One Foods, 75F, CoSchedule and Docalytics have repped Minnesota in Silicon Valley since the relationship began some five years ago and four of the six have gone on to raise further capital investment.