Balloon Pitch

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ABQid, powered by CNM Ingenuity, and marquee sponsor City of Albuquerque are proud to announce the 2019 Balloon Pitch Competition on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Balloon Pitch is an opportunity for promising New Mexico-based startups to meet with and pitch to investor judges from multiple states for a pitch event like no other, just before the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

 

Balloon Pitch rises on October 3, 2019!

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Pitch Teams

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

Investor Judges

8 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 a Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension.

Event Locations

Hotel Andaluz

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

Vara Wines

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 2019!

Investor Judges

Lori Upham
ABQid Fund
New Mexico

Gavin Christensen
Kickstart Seed Fund
Utah

Hemai Parthasarathy
Breakout Labs
California

Susan Evatt
Angel Investor
Albuquerque, NM

Stuart Rose
Tramway Venture Partners
Albuquerque, NM

Matt Marsh
Sorenson Capital
Utah

Dorian Rader
NMA Ventures
New Mexico

Samantha Wang
Crosslink Capital
California

Sponsors

Platinum

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Gold

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Bronze

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