Clearco’s data-driven pitch competition is for the boldest, most innovative high-growth founders in the online space. Apply now for the chance to pitch your business live to an esteemed panel of judges, and receive up to $75,000 in prizes for your online business. Your sales & marketing accounts must be connected during the application process to be eligible as a finalist.

Application deadline is September 22nd.

Sept 28, 2021
2-3PM ET
Co-hosted with our select partners

Finalist award

Apply now for the chance to pitch your business to an esteemed panel of judges, and for the chance to receive:

  • $20,000 USD cash
  • A $5,000 USD credit on top of first Clearco capital advance
  • 1 hour session with Waseem Daher, CEO Pilot
  • 20% off Pilot Core or Pilot Select for 6 months
  • 1 hour dedicated call with Octane AI President & Co-Founder, Ben Parr
  • 30 day free trial + 20% off Octane AI for the following 3 months
  • Signed copy of Ben Parr’s book “Captivology”
  • 1:1 business review with Clearco’s investment team
  • Founder Story feature on Clearco’s Clarity Magazine
  • Access to Clearco’s benchmarking & insights technology
  • Data-driven agency and partner recommendations
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Judges panel

Waseem Daher
CEO, Pilot

Waseem Daher is CEO and Co-Founder of Pilot, which specializes in bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for high-growth technology startups. He is a three-time entrepreneur with two successful exits: his first company, Ksplice, was acquired by Oracle in 2011 and his second, Zulip, was acquired by Dropbox in 2014. He has a degree in computer science from MIT.

Ben Parr
President and Co-Founder, Octane AI

Ben Parr is the President and Co-Founder of Octane AI, the zero-party data marketing platform for Shopify merchants. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, journalist and the author of best-selling book "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention". Previously, Ben was the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, where he wrote more than 2,400 articles on technology, media, and startups. He sits on the board of directors at the Leila Janah Foundation. Ben is a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 and an alum of Northwestern University.

Chris Pinkerton
Director of Global Channel Partnerships, Clearco

Over the past decade, Chris has worked with the digital teams at companies including 3M, Google US & UK, Microsoft, Avis Budget Group, and The New York Times, all in an effort to help them better understand their digital customer & apply this insight to their acquisition and monetization models. Chris is the past President & COO of SaaS start up GetintheLoop and was VP at Mediative & Head of the Mediative Consulting Group, an award-winning digital media and research company, which was acquired by YP in 2010.

Event information

In order to qualify, please fill out the full application and ensure your sales & marketing accounts are connected during or shortly after sign-up. Your participation is dependent on the number of applicants we receive, your online performance data, and the judges we have on the panel each episode.

ClearPitch is a data-driven competition, and the finalists are selected based on their online performance which we're able to analyze via connected accounts. Connecting your sales & marketing accounts will increase your chances of being chosen as a finalist! 

A prepared 10 minute presentation of your company to date, business model, and investment round, if applicable.

  • An Executive Summary or background on your company: where you came from, what you do, how the idea came about, and where you stand today.
  • Business growth strategy
  • How many team members.
  • Why there’s a need in the market for your product.
  • How much you’re looking to raise.
  • What you’d use the capital for
  • What differentiates you from the competition?
  • Stats: your revenues (with projections), reviews, return rate, average order value, returning customer rate, order numbers, etc.

If selected as a finalist, you will be notified by Clearco a week before the ClearPitch date via email. You will be provided with all event details and asked to join a 30 min. prep call in advance of the pitch competition.

The event is 100% online. The goal is to let people from everywhere apply and pitch their brand.

All information you share with Clearco is secured during transport and at rest. We are committed to protecting your data with military grade encryption (RSA-4096 and AES-256). We also limit what we have access to. We can never see your login information for any of your connected accounts, we only have “read” level access to the data you share with us – in other words, we are never able to change or modify in any way your shared data. We have securely connected more than 30,000 customer data sources. See our privacy policy for more details.

Are you ready?

Apply now and connect your sales and marketing accounts for the chance to pitch your business and win up to $75,000 worth of prizes!

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