High Stakes Pitch

The High-Stakes Pitch Competition is back to give our state’s most promising startups a chance at an investment prize to invigorate and propel their businesses to success as we all look toward the future of entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

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This is where your entrepreneurial journey continues. Applicants must meet a set of baseline qualifications in order to be considered. The qualifications include:

  • Is a Louisiana-based business, or willingness to relocate
  • Scaleable, high growth business model
  • Less than $750,000 in 12-month trailing revenue
  • Previous BREW participants (not winners) may enter

Previous winners of HSP are ineligible. Applicants must agree to the following terms to qualify: 1) Convertible note with 20% discount and 6% interest or 2) invested in next round with a minimum match of $200,000. The official term sheet will be provided upon submitting the application.

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In order to have everything in place before the final pitch, the competition will follow a specific timeline and will be segmented into a few distinct phases.

Timeline of events for this year’s High-Stakes Pitch Competition:

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The Prize Investors

The investment being offered as a prize to the winning company comes from a two groups of Louisiana-based investors. The investment prize is managed by Innovation Catalyst and Red Stick Angels.

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