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Thursday, June 16 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Idea Competition Finals - Pitchoff

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Watch the top competitors from the Idea Competition each pitch their ideas to the judges in an attempt to win a piece of the prize pool.


Chris Orlando 
Co-founder, ScaleMatrix
Gabriela Dow 
Partner, Plug & Play, San Diego
Ken Sherman 
Chairman & CEO, AKeyMark
Derek Quackenbush 
COO, Rock My World
Regina Bernal
Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning, School of Business, USD


Winner, First
ScaleMatrix ScaleFlex Cloud Service Subscription
One year subscription, worth $3000, to ScaleFlex, the on-demand cloud platform for development and testing.

Winner, Second
AKeyMark Trademark Application Startup Pack worth $2000

Protect your startup’s brand with 3 trademark applications, including the cost of a single class of goods or services for each application! A lucky prize winner will get full access to the AKeyMark platform for 3 trademark applications. The AKeyMark process includes: a strategic trademark attorney consultation, a proprietary AKeyMark Audit and use of the AKeyMark dashboard which monitors and tracks your trademark application status. This pack is perfect for a new business owner that is ready to protect their brand name, logo and slogan.

Winner, Third

HIRED Private Marketplace Access
$1000 in credits to the HIRED private marketplace upon a candidate accepting a final offer from your company. Applicable to candidates in engineering, product management, sales, and marketing for full time roles. 

Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.

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If you’ve ever pitched an idea, you know how challenging it can be. There’s rarely enough time. It’s hard to connect with the right people. And even if you have a good idea, it usually requires money, mentorship, or both—and those things are hard to come by.Well, we’ve... Read More →
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Startup Leadership Program

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs. SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $500M in funding.

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AKeyMark is a fast, easy and cost-effective trademark application platform that provides the efficiency of an online self-filing system and the expertise of a trademark attorney. Designed with entrepreneurs and startups in mind, AKeyMark brings you the benefits of hiring an expert... Read More →
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Hired is a highly curated marketplace of only the best Technical, Sales, and Marketing Talent, who are primed and ready for their next career opportunity or open to contract work. Hired empowers hiring managers and recruiters to accelerate sourcing efforts at a lower cost. Each week... Read More →
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ScaleMatrix is a San Diego-based Hybrid Service Provider delivering an array of cloud, colocation, managed services, storage, data protection and connectivity solutions under one simple umbrella. With a focus on helping clients choose the right platform and performance criteria for... Read More →

Thursday June 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT