Skip to main content

The Big Santa Cruz Pitch Fest

This is it! The Big Santa Cruz Pitch Fest.
Come hear eight local startups pitch for cash and prizes.

Get your tickets now!

First Place - $5,000 in cash & services (* Could be way more!)
Second Place - $2,500 in cash & services
Third Place - $1,000 in cash & services
People’s Choice - $1,000 in cash & services

Startups and judges will be announced soon!

1st, 2nd, 3rd and People’s Choice winners will also have the opportunity to pitch at a later date in front of the Santa Cruz Works selection committee to be a part of the Santa Cruz Works Accelerator next cohort. The Santa Cruz Works Accelerator is providing up to $100,000 in funding (Yeah, you read that right, $100,000 in funding!!!). Apply now. Instructions on how to apply below.

Presented by Santa Cruz Works and The Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup.

Become a Sponsor of Santa Cruz Works Pitch Fest

Hosted by Plantronics (Thank you Plantronics!)
Santa Cruz Works Accelerator Proudly Collaborates With and Is Supported By UCSC.

How to Apply to Pitch:

1) Read about the Santa Cruz Works Accelerator here.

2) Apply to the Santa Cruz Works Accelerator on Angel List here.

3) We will be selecting eight companies out of the applications received to join The Big Santa Cruz Pitch Fest. If chosen you will be notified before Sept 15.