Contrary Midwest Pitch Competition

Fri, Apr 23, 2021, 10:00 PM - Apr 24, 12:00 AM UTC


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Event Information

Join us for Contrary’s Midwest Pitch Competition to win up to $1000 for your student startup.

Backed by founders from Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and many others, Contrary is a venture fund that identifies the world’s top engineers, designers, and product minds emerging from universities, connects them with a close-knit, career-long support community, and invests in companies they start or join.

If you’d like to apply to pitch, please fill this form by Wednesday, April 14th:

Each pitch will be 5 minutes long with Q&A followed right after.


Allison Barr Allen — Cofounder & COO, Fast

Turner Novak — Gelt VC, Stealth Fund

Alexandra Sukin — Investor at Bessemer VP

Marc Bernstein — CEO of Balto


1st place - $1000

2nd place - $200

3rd place - $100

+ honorable mentions!

All winners will also have the chance to have an investment meeting with Contrary HQ.

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