The first ever venture accelerator
The first ever venture accelerator competition in Mercer County
First Place Winning Team – $25,000 in funding + incubation space at eCenter + additional services
Eligibility – Unlike the OH-PENN business competition, VIA – eCenter will no longer be restricted to just college teams. The teams will also no longer be required to come from PA or OH. Teams from ANY state are eligible. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Applicants Age – Competitors must be over 18.
Geographical criteria – Applicants from any state are eligible; however, Grand Prize Winning Team must agree to relocate to Mercer County, PA.
Time Requirements – Applicants will be required to spend 20 weeks post funding in the eCenter Accelerator Program.
Industry sector – Companies can come from any industry sector but must have some technology component.
Company stage – Companies may be pre- or post revenue.
FINAL ROUND PITCH COMPETITION
Date: Between May 15 – June 15 2017 | Location: The eCenter
Live Pitch Elements & Timeframe
Each team will get 7-10 minutes to do live pitch via PowerPoint
Each team will then submit to 5 minutes of Q & A by the judges
May 15 (Monday) 1:00 pm - June 15 (Thursday) 1:00 pm
3580 Innovation Way, Hermitage, PA 16148
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