Announcing the Competitors for Ski Lift Pitch 2018!

The field is set for Ski Lift Pitch 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about the amazing companies who will converge on Taos Ski Valley February 21-22 for an event like no other.

This year we received our highest number of applicants ever for Ski Lift Pitch (the word’s getting out about the scene in New Mexico!). In fact, we had so many quality applicants that we’ve increased the competitor field from 12 to 15 companies, making this year’s event the biggest and best yet.

Here they are in alphabetical order:

  1. AdWallet
  2. Apostrophe
  3. Charge Running
  4. DataButterfly
  5. DeferPanic, Inc.
  6. Drop Water
  7. Elemental
  8. Hangtime
  9. IP Fact Scout, Inc.
  10. Makeena
  11. PhenoMx
  12. Rodin Scientific
  13. Tesseract Space
  14. Trusted Herd
  15. Twistle

These companies hail from around New Mexico as well as California, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. They’ll each present to an esteemed group of judges, some of whom are Ski Lift Pitch regulars like Bert Roberts of Sorenson Capital in Utah. Others are brand new to the event like Hemai Parthasarathy of Breakout Labs in California, and Pat Riley of GAN Ventures in Colorado. For a full list of judges visit

Join us on the slopes or in the lounge

Day-of tickets are available for $50 and cover lunch pitch session, finalist announcement reception, and, new for this year, access to The Lounge, a space that will host non-skiing participants, entrepreneurs, and investors. ABQid’s Directors, T.J. Cook and Trisha Terhar, will be on hand to help you make connections, talk all things startups, and host special guests like Andy Lim, Founder/CEO of Albuquerque startup Addmi.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors and partners!

And, of course, a huge shout out to our major sponsors, Taos Ski Valley and Wells Fargo for helping us make Ski Lift Pitch a reality. Other amazing sponsors include Crosslink CapitalFeynman Center for Innovation, Peacock Myers, Sun Mountain Capital, Sorensen CapitalEpic Ventures, GAN VenturesSiarza Social Digital, Taos Mountain Energy Bars, and Taos Mesa Brewing. Lastly, we’re honored to be joined by ICELab at Western State Colorado University as a Partner Program for this year’s contest.