Balloon Pitch

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

We're planning the 2019 event now, and can't wait to #elevateyourpitch in October 2019! To find out when applications open and tickets go on sale, subscribe to our newsletter!

Balloon Pitch Returns October 2019!

Pitch Teams

9 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 2018!

Investor Judges

Tom Chi
Crosslink Capital
California

Lori Upham
Serial Entrepreneur
New Mexico

Nate Mortensen
TallWave Capital
Arizona

Susan Evatt
Angel Investor
Albuquerque, NM

Stuart Rose
Tramway Ventures
Albuquerque, NM

Gavin Christensen
Kickstart Seed Fund
Utah

Don Kirby
Aspen Vista Capital
Santa Fe, NM

Dorian Rader
NMA Ventures
New Mexico

Matt Marsh
Sorenson Capital
Utah

Sponsors

Platinum

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Gold

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Bronze

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