Pitch Day is a contest brought to you by Seattle Entrepreneurship Club where you pitch in front of a live audience. This is a platform for new tech ventures in the Greater Seattle Area. Have something awesome you want to pitch? All tech ventures welcome; AI, blockchain, robotics, e-commerce, healthcare, big data, visualization, new energy…you get the point!


September 18th ~ November 1th

Open for project submissions


November 5th

Selection for 10 finalist projects


November 11th

Pitch day

2pm ~ 2:30pm                 Introduction and keynote speech
2:30pm ~ 4:30pm          5 minutes setup and pitch/demo for each team, 3 minutes Q&A
4:30pm ~ 5pm                Judging
5pm ~ 5:30pm                Announce winners and prizes
5:30pm                             Social time

3 teams will be selected and take-home prize money to help empower your ventures.


First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize



Dave Parker is a 5X Founder and Venture Capitalist with Seven Peaks Ventures based in Seattle WA. He was the SVP of Global Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) and sold the company to Techstars in 2015. He’s been involved with eight transactions as a founder or Board Member. He runs “6 Month Startup – Ideation to Revenue” a program and upcoming book of the same name.

Dave Parker


Former Senior Program Officer and Deputy Director, Global Health Discovery and Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Board Director of P4 Medicine Institute, Seattle, USA; Chair Professor at University of Science and Technology of China; Founder of Apomax Biolab Corp.; Founder of Precision Human Biolab, Inc.; Member at Board of Directors or Advisory Board, Several US biotech companies; Former Member of the Executive Board, International Society of Vaccine; Former Global Head and Senior Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Yiwu He, PHD MBA

Global Head of R&D at BGI , CEO of BGI Groups USA

Jay Westerdal is am entrepreneur, best known for his work creating, a web service that looks up historical ownership of a website. The whois service was integrated into Google’s onebox in May 2008. He sold the company in 2008 for $16 million. Jay is currently serving as the CEO of

Jay Westerdal


Zhuang Sun joined New Tianyu Capital in 2007 as Managing Director. Zhuang Sun was the World Bank Group International Finance Corporation, responsible for investment in the telecommunications, media and high-tech industries in China. Prior to that, he was the manager of the strategic consulting department of Accenture Consulting. Zhuang Sun graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China and obtained a master’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

Zhuang Sun


Kate is CEO, founder of Bloccelerate VC. Bloccelerate VC is a global blockchain fund and an accelerator looking to invest in 50-100blockchain start-ups over the next 5 years. She is working at Gartner to partner with leading Venture Capital and Private Equity firms in Silicon Valley that are investing billions of dollars into growing technology ecosystem. 

Kate Mitselmakher


Mike Chen is president of Seattle Chinese venture capital association, angel investor. He has over 20 years of experience as a major investment institution in China and executives in top 100 companies such as Intel and Microsoft. At the same time, he has extensive experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, equity investment and real estate investment. In addition to his investment, he currently helps Chinese companies to do mergers and acquisitions and technology introductions in the United States.

Mike Chen

Angel investor

Angel investor with a portfolio of a dozen direct individual startup investments. Member of different angel networks and funds in Seattle like Grubstakes, Alliance of Angels, SWAN Venture Fund and Seattle Angel. Originally from Spain, counted with a diverse background: studied Industrial Engineering and an MBA, the last gig involved managing a small equity fund of public stocks.

Javier Soto

Angel investor


iFLYTEK 科大讯飞
Yangtze Delta Region Institute Of Tsinghua University


Seattle University CSSA
Seattle Angel Conference


2018-11-11  Sun, 2:00pm-6:00pm


Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101


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