Sometimes the only thing stopping a great business idea from becoming reality is access to capital. Hill Country Pitch Day exists to bridge that gap.
We are bringing the best area entrepreneurs into a room full of potential investors to pitch their idea "Shark-Tank-Style".
The event is free and fully open to the public thanks to our generous sponsors.
We will have between 4 and 7 selected teams pitching their best startup or business expansion ideas and seeking funding between $20,000 and $2,000,000.
We will have a panel of judges who will ask questions of the pitching teams during the Q&A time. Following the Pitch Presentations in the beautiful Cailloux Theater, there will be a Meet & Greet Mixer in the lobby with Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres. The event is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends.
Observers will be able to vote on their favorite pitch team and have their votes counted towards prizes that will be awarded to the best presentation and the runner-up.
Hill Country Pitch Day
The Cailloux Theater
910 Main St.
Kerrville, TX 78028
October 17th, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019 HILL COUNTRY PITCH DAY SPOTS ARE FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A PITCH FOR 2020 FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.If you are a business-minded individual and would like to pitch your idea at the event, this is your opportunity. All submissions will be reviewed for approval and additional information will be required after an initial screening. You will receive instructions by e-mail on next steps.
The 2019 event is FREE and open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!
In addition to the teams' efforts to win an investor, pitches will also be competing for prize packages determined by live vote by the audience. The Pitch Team with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the 2019 Pitch Day and awarded the Grand Prize. The Pitch that has the 2nd most votes will receive the Runner Up Prize. These prize packages from our generous sponsors are designed to propel you into greater success with your business. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE A PRIZE SPONSOR BY E-MAILING [email protected]
- 1 Year Gold Membership in the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce ($600 Value)
- Number Crunchers Bookkeeping $500 Gift Card
- Charlie Givens CPA Services $500 Consultation
- ACE IT Group Coaching session from Improv To Grow
Focus: Learn dynamic exercises to confidently think on your feet while having fun. Improve your communication styles with improvisation to authentically connect your message so it resonates with powerful results.
[1.5hr Session in person or zoom call tbd]
- 1 hour legal consultation with Gregory A. Richards Attorney at Law Board Certified - Pattillo Richards, P.C.
- 1 Year Bronze Membership in the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce ($250 Value)
- Number Crunchers Bookkeeping $500 Gift Card
- ACE IT Group Coaching session from Improv To Grow Focus: Learn dynamic exercises to confidently think on your feet while having fun. Improve your communication styles with improvisation to authentically connect your message so it resonates with powerful results. [1.5hr Session in person or zoom call tbd]
Hill Country Pitch Day was started by Clint Fiore, President of Texas Business Buyers, and is facilitated by his teammates and colleagues there. The first event was November 2017 and they hope to make it a long-term, annual event that will bless the Texas Hill Country.
Clint previously successfully raised 7-figure angel investments for two different companies he was a partner in, and has helped several other startups raise money and now angel invests himself periodically.
Although his business, Texas Business buyers, focuses on selling established businesses, because of his background in startups and working with angels, he would regularly get approached by aspiring entrepreneurs looking for assistance raising investment to get their ideas off the ground.
Rather than send these entrepreneurs to startup hotbeds like Austin, he figured "Why not have an event here?". The communities of Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, and others around the Hill Country do not have established Pitch Day events for local entrepreneurs to participate in, even though there is a lot of wealth here and experienced business people interested in investing in projects. They just need to be able to find each other.
This event is simply a forum, or an outlet, to fill a room full of dreams, cash, and a supportive community including universities, government, and media, to encourage area entrepreneurs to start their businesses here, with investors from here. No guarantees are made for investors or entrepreneurs, but this event is operated in faith that "If you put all the right people and ingredients in a room, sometimes magic happens!"