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Startup Pitches & Hot Wings 🎀πŸ”₯

Hosted by Jake Schwartz & 5 others
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San Francisco, California
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About Event

​Startup Pitches & Hot Wings brings together some of the best companies and investors in San Francisco for an evening of entrepreneurship and tasty pain. Come prepared to this free event with a resilient palate and help decide which startup will win, and which will endure more capsaicin. Think Hot Ones meets Shark Tank, Silicon Valley style.


  • ​Saturday, September 30th @ 6pm

  • ​Event held in The Mission in San Francisco (register to see venue)

  • ​Expecting 100 - 200 attendees in the startup community, including founders and investors in Seed and Pre-Seed stages (See who's coming:

  • ​Partnering with Women in AI as well as local hot sauce producers

  • ​Local hot sauce producers! Chef Sarah and Hot Boi Chili

  • ​8+ startup pitches, including judge Q&A

  • ​Afterparty with Music.FWD!


​6 – 7pm 🀝 Hang out, meet other guests, and eat some spicy food (don't worry, we'll have different options for milder palates)

​7 – 9pm πŸ”₯ Pitch competition! Founders will get a set amount of time to pitch their company while eating spicy wings. Audience feedback through Umoh, and judge Q&A.

​9pm+ πŸͺ© DJ Disco Jarvis and DJ Misfit from Music.FWD spinning spicy house and techno tracks

β€‹πŸ’‘ We believe in the power of community and bringing brilliant people together via entrepreneurship events with a fun twist.

β€‹πŸ‘‰ Founders & Investors: Sign up on to apply to pitch, be a judge, or sponsor. πŸ‘ˆ


​ Foster meaningful community with events, analytics and audience building AI-native products to help your team find the best talent faster and smarter
Chef Sarah: Local ingredients, great sauces, fresh from Oakland, CA
Hot Boi Chili: The crunchiest, crispiest, garlicky, hot chili oil – perfection in a jar
Spice King's Firefly Hot Sauce: Straight from the King of Wings himself, a custom recipe for the event!
Women in AI: Foster a vibrant community dedicated to empowering, connecting, and elevating women in artificial intelligence