The South’s best early- to growth-stage companies invited to apply to present to top VCs and other investors on April 27, 2023 at TD Arena at College of Charleston
Are you a startup founder or executive currently raising funds? Apply today for Wild Pitch.
DIG SOUTH has announced its call for startups to join Wild Pitch on April 27, 2023 during DIG SOUTH Tech Summit held at TD Arena at College of Charleston. Wild Pitch is the ideal opportunity for startups from across the South to connect with more than 200 strategic investors, corporate-startup collaborators, key influencers and other founders.
There is no charge to apply to DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch and companies who are accepted will receive two complimentary badges to DIG SOUTH Tech Summit, April 26-27, 2023. Applications to join DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch 2023 are currently open through January 31, 2023 – APPLY NOW!
Billed as “The South’s Capitol of Capital,” the prize for the 2023 Wild Pitch is a $5000 sponsorship of DIG SOUTH Tech Summit plus 2 DIG SOUTH annual memberships. Check out the benefits at dignation.co. In addition to Wild Pitch, DIG SOUTH Tech Summit will offer opportunities for startups and mid-market companies to exhibit, network in the investor lounge, participate in speed-dating for startups, catch executive speaker sessions and enjoy happy hours and dine-arounds across the beautiful Charleston Peninsula.
WHO IS INVITED TO PITCH AT DIG SOUTH?
Each year, the call for startups to join the Wild Pitch is open to early, seed and growth-stage founders and companies who reside in the 16 states + DC considered by the U.S. Census Bureau to comprise the South. This includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF WILD PITCH?
Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, DIG SOUTH has presented more than 600 companies to the South’s top investors and investors across the nation. Many startups have received funding each year, with two appearing on Shark Tank, two winning Revolution Venture’s Rise of the Rest tour and more than 100 joining Techstars Atlanta, Queen City Fintech in Charlotte, Co-Labs in Chattanooga, The Harbor in Charleston and other accelerators around the region.
STARTUP–INVESTOR NETWORKING AT DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT
- Startup Alley: 50+ exhibitor spaces featuring a curated co-hort of the South’s hottest startups. Contact email@example.com for details.
- Speed-Dating for Startups: An invitation-only opportunity to join this round robin of meet and greets with investors.
- Investor Lounge: Mingle with angels, VCs, private equity and other accredited investors throughout the Summit in the Investor Lounge.
APPLICATION & SELECTION DATES
January 31, 2023: Applications are currently open here through the end of the year.
February 16, 2023: Startups are notified of acceptance into DIG SOUTH Tech Summit’s Wild Pitch.
WHY DEMO AT WILD PITCH?
DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch is the South’s Capitol of Capital, the first and foremost event specifically welcoming startups from across the region, many from the nation’s top accelerators and incubators such as Queen City Fintech, Techstars Atlanta, Bridge Community, ComcastNBCUniversal’s The Farm, The Harbor Entrepreneur Center and dozens of others.
ABOUT DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT
The 11th annual DIG SOUTH Tech Summit will be held April 26-27, 2023 at TD Arena at College of Charleston. The Summit connects leading global brands to mid-market companies and the South’s most scalable startups. Top tech leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, investors, experts and other innovators across the South attend each year. More than 1200 attendees will gather in gorgeous Charleston to make deals, share the latest digital trends and build relationships. Curated tracks include emerging technology, digital marketing, and business growth plus special topics in sales strategy, fintech, blockchain, healthtech and much more to be announced. DIG SOUTH Tech Summit curates 100+ executive-level speakers from leading global brands, fast-growth startups and top investors. Visit digsummit.com for details.
DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT BADGES
DIG SOUTH Tech Summit badges can be purchased at digsummit.com.
DIG SOUTH TECH SUMMIT SPEAKER LINEUP
Past speakers have included VaynerMedia CEO and internet personality Gary Vaynerchuk, Roadie CEO and founder Marc Gorlin, Casper Co-founder and CEO Philip Krim, Jet.com President Liza Landsman, Essentialism author and podcaster Greg McKeown, and tech leaders from IBM, Twitter, Blackbaud, BoomTown, Revolution Ventures, Benefitfocus, Oracle, Dolby.io, Sharp and hundreds of others over the last nine years. The lineup will be announced in January of 2023.
“This is one of the only conferences in my life that I’ve been to more than once. And, I believe that there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, VaynerMedia
“DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch is the South’s capitol of capital, the place where top investors build significant relationships with today’s most scalable startups.” – DIG SOUTH founder Stanfield Gray.
ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP: DIG SOUTH: The South’s Tech Hub
The DIG SOUTH membership provides contacts, content and capital opportunities members need to succeed. DIG SOUTH focuses on emerging technology, business growth, digital marketing and culture, publishing the best of what’s happening across the region and curating a passionate circle of founders, executives, investors, experts and entrepreneurs.
LEARN MORE: Apply to pitch here; visit digsummit.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details; find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digsouth, Instagram: @DIGSOUTH, Facebook: facebook.com/DigSouth and Twitter: @DIG_SOUTH