Year of the SporkWhale | Feb 23 - Mar 3, 2024 Denver, Colorado

BV Pitchfest

Bufficorn Ventures’ Buffitank Pitchfest returns for its second year; this time, we're expanding our horizons. We spotlight the broader ETHDenver ecosystem's most groundbreaking and innovative early-stage startups. ETHDenver's Pitchfest will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024. BV's Buffitank Pitchfest provides a space for the many teams who have already organized themselves and are looking for investment, customers, and exposure. Ideally, teams already have a close connection to the ETHDenver/ SporkDAO community.

The Pitchfest is for startup teams, not those participating in the ETHDenver Buidlathon - they already have a spotlight. Our top 10 teams will present to 10 or 20 of our favorite VCs on the main stage and compete for bragging rights, invitations to join BV and other cohorts, and funding.

Regular Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2024 by 11:59 pm MST

About Bufficorn Ventures Pitchfest

What is it?

Bufficorn Ventures' Buffitank Pitchfest, a highlight of ETHDenver, the world's largest web3 conference, showcases 10 innovative early-stage blockchain startups on the main stage. Teams present their ideas to leading VCs and the blockchain community.

When and where BV Buffitank Pitchfest?

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 10am-2pm, the startup teams will present their ideas on the main stage at ETHDenver24 in Denver, Colorado. There's no bigger stage in web3!

Who can apply BV Buffitank Pitchfest?

Startup teams embedded within the ETHDenver community are invited to apply by the deadline, focusing on unique blockchain solutions and sound business models.

What do teams get out of it?

It's the ultimate exposure! Pitching at Buffitank is a chance to showcase brilliance to the biggest names in web3 and compete for invitations to prestigious accelerator programs, glory among the community, and possible funding.

Interested in attending or applying?

Attending Buffitank Pitchfest is free for ETHDenver24 attendees. If you have a groundbreaking early-stage web3 startup, you can apply to pitch on the main stage at the world's premier web3 event.

Important Dates

Early Bird Submission Deadline: Jan 31 12, 2024 by 11:59 pm MST
Early Bird invites Startups Announced: Friday, Feb 5, 2024

Regular Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2024 by 11:59 pm MST
Regular invites Startups Announced: Friday, Feb 17, 2024

Invited Startups RSVP: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 11:59 pm MST

Buffitank Pitchfest: Sunday, March 3, 2024 | 10 am - 2 pm
Buffitank Pitchfest: Winners Announced During Closing Ceremony, BV Pitchest Winners invited to Mountain Retreat

Apply

2024 BV Pitchfest Application

Apply now to BV Pitchfest, the leading startup showcase at ETHDenver. Check the eligibility criteria and categories, and subscribe to the ETHDenver Deadline Calendar to stay informed on key dates.

Eligitbility Requirements

SporkDAO Membership

We invite startup founders to join us at BV Pitchfest, provided they are active members of SporkDAO. Rest assured, we'll verify membership before sending out invitations to participate.

Number of Submissions

Submit just one application per startup to maintain eligibility. Coordinate with your team to avoid duplicate submissions.

Company Formation

Startups founded after March 3, 2023, must be legally registered and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations.

Company Ownership

Founders must hold majority ownership of the startup during the application, at ETHDenver 2024, and commit to avoiding acquisition discussions.

Investment Restrictions

The startup must not exceed $5 million in total funding from all sources.

Demonstrable Technology

Your product/service must be actively used by customers and its functionality verifiable. Ideas without real-world application will be disqualified.

ETHDenver Referral

A public endorsement from an ETHDenver 2023/2024 sponsor, Bufficorn Ventures LP, or a BUIDL Council member is required.

Contemplating participation?

Apply for the BV Pitchfest 2024 in Denver, Colorado.

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