Trend Forward Capital’s $30k Pitch-Off Competition


To celebrate Trend Forward Capital’s launch, we will be hosting a pitch competition at CES in Las Vegas Jan 9th-11th to award three promising startups $10,000 each. Got what it takes? Submit your pitch deck to for a chance to strut your stuff on stage.

Not sure what we’re looking for? Check out our Approach to learn more about us.


When’s the last date to submit my pitch deck?


Who’s eligible?

Tech startups already attending CES from Tues (1/9/2018) –Thurs (1/11/2018)

How do I submit?

Email a short pitch deck to

Is there a cost to email a submission?

No, just the cost of electricity

When will I know if I’ve been selected to pitch at CES?

Via email by 1/5/2018

How will submissions be selected for the opportunity to pitch at Trend Forward’s CES booth?

The quality of startups will be evaluated by Trend Forward Capital’s investor partners.

How will a winner be selected each day?

By a panel of judges.

How many total startups will be selected to pitch at CES?

Approximately 12; about 4 startup pitches x 3 days.

How many startups will be awarded a cash prize?

3 total.

How much cash will each startup be awarded?

$10,000, no strings attached.

Com’on, what else do you got besides the $10,000?

Through our partnership with TITAN (Taiwan Innovation &Technology Arena), they have generously agreed to supplement the $10,000 cash prize with an exciting free trip to Taiwan!  Each winning team will receive two round-trip tickets to Taiwan and paid accommodations (for up to a month) to be introduced to Taiwan’s robust startup eco-system of investors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and industry experts, all ready and willing to help your business scale. More details of this package will be shared at the day of the event.  Sorry, this supplemental prize is not eligible for startups already based in Taiwan.


Will the winning startups need to give up anything to accept the cash prize (e.g. shares, equity, loan interest, etc)?
Nope, no strings attached. Pretty sweet deal right? So what are you waiting for? Submit your short pitch deck now to!

Where exactly is your booth?
Sands, Halls A-D #41558 (Smart Home Marketplace)

What other events do you have planned at your booth?

Even more details:

Interested in joining our roster?