Here’s what you can expect on PRACTICE PITCH / Fast Funder Day, FRIday, February 3rd

8:30 am – 4:30 pm: 

  • For Practice Pitch, teams will have 20 minutes to practice their 3-minute pitch, ask questions and get feedback from the advisors. Your team's scheduled time can be found on the schedule below. 
  • For Fast Funder, you will have 10 minutes with six different investors over the course of an hour to pitch your business and get feedback. We recommend no more than 2 finalists/team.
  • We will have a computer, clicker, projector, and blank wall. Please send your pitch decks to Krystal by end of day 2/1/17 at
  • A light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Happy Hour will follow from 5pm- 7pm.
  • We encourage all teams to attend the entire day.  You will hear valuable information by watching other teams practice and listening to the feedback they receive. 
  • Below you will find the schedule for both Practice Pitch and your Fast Funder Hour.

Finalist Schedule for Practice Pitch & Fast Funder Experience

Bucketload High-Tech Harvesting: Practice Pitch 9:00 am, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

EatPakd: Practice Pitch 9:20 am, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Epicure: Practice Pitch 9:40 am, Fast Funder: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Evaptainers LLC: Practice Pitch 10:00 am, Fast Funder Meetings: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

10:20 am Snack Break: Everyone

Farm Fare: Practice Pitch 10:40 am, Fast Funder: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hazel Technologies, LLC: Practice Pitch 11:00 am, Fast Funder: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Joe’s Organics LLC: Practice Pitch 11:20 am, Fast Funder: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Local Libations: Practice Pitch: 11:40 am, Fast Funder: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

12:00 pm: Lunch: Everyone

NÜWIEL GmbH: Practice Pitch 1:00 pm, Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

Open Data Nation: Practice Pitch 1:20 pm, Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

OriginTrail: Practice Pitch 1:40 pm, Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

PHENIX: Practice Pitch 2:00 pm, Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

RISE Marketplace: Practice Pitch 2:20 pm, Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

2:40 pm: Snack Break: Everyone

Rust Belt Riders: Practice Pitch 3:00 pm,  Fast Funder: 9:20am - 10:20am

Science For Society: Practice Pitch 3:20 pm, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Smallhold: Practice Pitch 3:40 pm, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Yarok Technology Transfer: Practice Pitch 4:00 pm, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

FreshSurety Inc.: Practice Pitch 4:20 pm, Fast Funder: 11:00am - 12:00pm

4:30 pm: Wrap Up Pep Talk

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:  Happy Hour




Top 10 Fast pitches

The judging criteria for the Top 10 Fast Pitches will be based on  the same Judging Criteria as Round 1.

logistics info


  • Vuka (Now Gather)
  • 5540 North Lamar,  Austin, TX 78721


Parking is available in the back of the venue.


If you get lost, need directions or have any specific event questions, please contact:

Jen Heitler