Between February 18th and March 12, Village Capital launched three pitchfest opportunities across the nation ahead of the close of applications for the FinTech US 2015 program in the Bay Area/Salt Lake City area.
12-15 innovative ventures in each city were selected to participate in a half-day event with problem-focused roundtables with local investors, a “sneak-peek” sample of a Village Capital program workshop, and one-on-one mentoring from program mentors.
The sessions culminated in a pitchfest in each city to other leading entrepreneurs in the FinTech industry. Entrepreneurs and audience members voted on the participating companies, and the top 2 ventures each received a $1,000 prize, as well as automatic consideration as a Top 20 semi-finalist in the Village Capital FinTech: US 2015 program.
Across the three cities, the audience-selected and peer-selected winners were: