Programs

What's Your Pitch:
Innovations Meet the Market

Are you an entrepreneur with a unique business idea, product, or service? Are you an investor looking for the next great thing to invest in? Are you a corporate buyer looking for an innovative product or service? If so, this program is just for you!

Created by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), the competition seeks promising and innovative startups from diverse industries. They will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win over $50,000 worth of prizes.

Participants will also have the opportunity to be coached by venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Houston’s technology and business hubs, and to network with Fortune 1000 executives.

USPAACC has partnered with Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University in Houston, Texas to bring this program to the next level of growth and exposure. The legacy sponsor of this competition is Wells Fargo. Co-Sponsors are Southern California Edison and Trane Technology.

Since 2017, alumni from the “What’s Your Pitch” competition have raised over $3 million thus far. They have also been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 and have delivered keynote speeches in leading industry events around the world. Previous participants have also joined the USPAACC Pitch Alums Social Group to create a strong network of Pan Asian American and other minority entrepreneurs who connect and learn from each other.

Winners will receive:

  • Cash Prizes
  • One-On-One Prescheduled Meetings with C-Suite Executives
  • Opportunity to Connect with Angel Investors
  • Access to Additional Start-Up Funds (via a letter of intent from a group of investors)
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