Startups, mark your calendars! Deadline for TiE AZ Rapid Fire Pitch is Friday 10/10

Two minutes is a short amount of time. It may be the time spent watching a commercial break or waiting for a large pot of coffee to brew-but for some startups, it’s the chance to capture the attention of an investor and take their product to the next level.
TiE Arizona is hosting its annual Rapid Fire Pitch on October 21 and only accepting 15 startups. If chosen, the founders will present their entrepreneurial concept to a panel of seasoned judges and room full of investors. The deadline for application is this Friday, October 10, by 5 p.m. Selected presenters will be announced on October 14. Fair warning, the competition is fierce as 89 early-stage ventures applied last year. But if you think you’ve got it to win it, then fine-tune that pitch to two  minutes and fill out an entry form here.
Out of these 15 companies, top early-stage startups will be given the opportunity to present their business ideas at their prestigious TiE AZ Venture Capital Event in early 2015.
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Besides a spot at the TiE AZ Venture Capital Event, the top Rapid Fire Pitch presenter will also receive an automatic entry into Venture Madness, which is an event that pits 64 of the region’s most promising startups against one another in an intense bracket-style competition.
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The March 2015 event is hosted by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority and the ultimate prize is $50,000.
TiE Arizona is a chapter of TiE International, which is a global network that links over 15,000 entrepreneurs across 14 countries.
Learn more about TiE Arizona here