GAIN announcement of 16 most wanted companies in Gainesville

Companies will present to early stage investors during the 7th Annual GAIN Shootout

GAIN will announce the 16 companies selected to pitch their business plan to early-stage investors on the 7th Annual Gain Shootout. The announcement will be on October 10th at 11:00 AM. This event will take place at Santa Fe College CIED located at 530 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

About the GAIN Shootout

$10,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs in the upcoming Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN) Shootout, on November 1st, 2017. In the fight for the win, teams of startups will be granted the chance to pitch business ideas to a group of expert judges, including industry venture capitalists.

Startups from disciplines such as Technology, Fintech, Life Sciences and Manufacturing will each submit an application to pitch their business proposal. Thereafter, 16 companies will be invited to the Shootout and have the opportunity to pitch to a room of venture capitalists, win cash prizes, the coveted Stetson Hat and be named Gainesville’s Top Gun.

On the day of the Shootout, each of the 16 startups will have 10 minutes to present and discuss their business plan to a panel of experts and investors in their fields. The top four companies, one from each track, will then be selected to participate in the final Shootout to win the 2017 Top Gun award. The winners will receive funding to assist in making their job-proposal dream a reality. The first place winner will be awarded $7,000 total, with the winners of each track receiving $1,000 each. Following the Shootout, there will be an awards ceremony to celebrate the winners.

About GAIN

GAIN is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting entrepreneurship in Gainesville and the State of Florida. We help entrepreneurs form, fund, and grow their startups.

For more information, contact David Flores, davidflores@gainnet.org.

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