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Tech Coast Angels seeks Quick Pitch candidates

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Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investor group in the United States, is seeking applications from technology startups for its September Quick Pitch event.

Approximately 30 candidates will be put through a detailed process beginning in August with the final 10 competing to win $20,000.

“The primary objective for this event is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and promote investment opportunities with competitive advantages that show potential for significant commercial growth,” said Gary Phillips, president of the Tech Coast Angels San Diego network. “The finalists will have one of their executive team members give a two-minute pitch on their products and technology in front of 500 attendees as well as a blue ribbon panel of judges. Each pitch will be judged based upon investment potential and presentation quality. Competition winners will be announced at the conclusion of the evening.”

This seventh annual Quick Pitch competition is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to jump-start their ventures and for investors seeking to learn about the latest innovations in Southern California. Time has been allotted during the program for networking with Tech Coast Angels investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Quick Pitch is open to all entrepreneurs and companies headquartered in Southern California that are seeking investors, as well as experienced board members and mentors. Companies can be either pre- or post-revenue, but focused in the information technology, wireless, life sciences, action/sports, energy or any other science or technology-based industry.

Quick Pitch will take place Sept. 26, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on 5775 Morehouse Drive in San Diego. Information on the event and how to apply is available at www.sdquickpitch.com.

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