Applications Now Open
Rolling applications are now open for the new TechLaunch BullPen - the quarterly pitch event similar to “Shark Tank” – a perfect way to get priceless advice and mentoring, as well as the attention of investors, all while your early stage tech company prepares for growth.
The program focuses on the pitch as the way to help build and grow your business. Interested companies apply and the TechLaunch team reviews these applications.
Selected companies are mentored and the most promising 3 tech ventures are invited to pitch before a panel of investors and entrepreneurs as well as a live studio audience. Presenting Companies will get plenty of real time feedback on their pitch and business. After a team presents, they may continue to partner with a TechLaunch mentor to help in those areas where assistance is needed. Simple!
Valuable in-kind services and a guaranteed spots to present at a Jumpstart NJ Angel Network meeting and a TechCouncil Ventures meeting are awarded to the presenting company who the Investor Panel feels is the most fundable moving forward. The Investor Panel award is worth $15,000 in professional in-kind services from the sponsors of BullPen, including Withum, Gibbons Law, Gearhart Law, and Casabona Ventures.
The program is aimed at serious early stage startup companies with high growth potential, with an experienced team, a demonstrated Product or Service, and generating revenue.
We're looking for tech startups that have/are:
- A founding team with experience, complementary skills and aligned vision.
- Invested at least 6-12 months of “sweat equity” and seed capital upwards of $50K.
- Trailing revenue of greater than $50,000.
- Looking to raise $50K to $500K in additional seed capital to grow their business to the next stage.
- Ability to be coached and mentored.
- Investor type Pitch Deck ready to go.
BullPen events take place on a quarterly basis, normally at a NJ/NY University campus. Rolling application (no geographic limits) usually fill up 3-4 weeks before the BullPen event.
Apply to Pitch at the BullPen
Start using this self-qualifying checklist to begin your application process. We’ll get back to you within 2 weeks. If you qualify, you'll be asked to first submit a one page executive summary and if we like what we see we’ll ask for an Investor pitch deck. If applicable, we’ll provide Flash mentoring to prepare you to pitch at our quarterly BullPen sessions. Please check off all the boxes you believe are applicable.