Balloon Pitch 2018

ABQid Balloon Pitch 2018 brings startups from New Mexico and beyond together with investor judges from multiple states for a pitch event like no other just before the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Early-stage startups seeking seed-stage equity investment are encouraged to apply by September 7.

Day
Hour
Minute
Second

October 4-5 
Albuquerque, NM

Pitch Teams

8 carefully selected companies pitch to a renowned team of investor judges.

Investor Judges

6 esteemed investor judges choose the best pitch from the competing companies.

$10,000 Cash Prize

1 team wins a $10,000 cash prize AND a balloon ride in the Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension.

Investor Judges

Stuart Rose
Tramway Ventures
Albuquerque, NM

Gavin Christensen
Kickstart Seed Fund
Utah

Susan Evatt
Angel Investor
Albuquerque, NM

Bert Roberts
Sorenson Capital
Utah

Samantha Wang
Crosslink Capital
California

Nate Mortensen
TallWave Capital
Arizona

Tom Lopez
Aspen Vista Capital
Santa Fe, NM

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Gold 

$5,000

Silver 

$3,000

Bronze

$1,000

Event Locations

Hotel Andaluz

Historic Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, host of Thursday evening kickoff!

Vara Winery

Host of Pitch Day Events on Friday, a local startup themselves!

Albuquerque, NM

Enchanted event city, all Balloon Pitch events on the eve of Balloon Fiesta 2018!