Micro Pitch Competitions

Interested in pitching your startup? Have a great idea that needs to be heard? Apply to pitch in our Micro Pitch Competition!

Application Link: Click Here

To attend as an audience member (FREE!): Click Here

The top 5 pitchers (3 winners & 2 alternates) in this event will qualify for our main Start Peninsula event on November 4th, which will award 3 finalists a $5,000 prize! All other finale participants will walk away with seed funding.

Here are the rules of our Micro Pitch Competition:

Applicants must pitch their startup or a business idea they wish to put into action.

Each team will have 3 minutes to pitch, with a 3 minute Q&A session. Props and/or slides are allowed.

This is a virtual event and will be held over zoom, so please practice with your technology ahead of time.

Judges will decide upon the winners, who will qualify for the main Start Peninsula Shark Tank style event in November.

A maximum of 15 teams will pitch, but anyone can attend and watch.

Pitchers – once you submit your application and are approved, buy your pitch ticket from this page. Pitch tickets are $50. It is free to attend as an audience member. Don’t worry – once you apply, we’ll send you an email with these instructions!

This event is open for anyone to attend, but specifically intended for businesses within the Hampton Roads area. See our website and FAQ page for more details.

Want to practice for this event? Check out our Pitch Perfect events, which are designed to help entrepreneurs tailor their pitches for competition. More details at www.startpeninsula.com

Remember, a good pitch has the power to transform your dreams into reality!


September 22nd via Zoom

October 13th via Zoom

* To receive cash prizes, Micro Pitch winners must attend Start Peninsula main event in November. Those who win the $5,000 prize will not keep the $500 for qualifying. Additional updates and information about the new Start Peninsula format is available at www.startpeninsula.com , and our FAQ page. As always, you can email any questions to start@startpeninsula.com.