Trout Tank Pitch Event

Hear the top entrepreneurs from the Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator present their ideas in front of the local lending, investing, and business community. The pitch event will be followed by a unique networking opportunity that introduces you to the region’s funding and start-up community.

At the Trout Tank: Pitch Event you will hear the top entrepreneurs from the Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator present their ideas in front of the local lending, investing, business, and water community.

The pitch event will be followed by a unique opportunity to connect with the region’s funding, startup, and water community. As a part of the networking, all Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator participants will demo their ideas and share their business with attendees to give an opportunity for participants to engage with and learn more about the companies in the program.

August 28, 2019

4:00-6:00 pm
Pitches • Connections • Happy Hou

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St,
Denver, Colorado 80202


Community Partner Sponsorship

$ 200
  • Includes 5 VIP tickets and food and beverage

VIP Investor / Lender Ticket

$ 50
  • Includes food and beverage

General Admission Ticket

$ 35
  • Includes food and beverage

Bronze / Silver DMCC Members

$ 20
  • Includes food and beverage

Gold DMCC Members

  • Includes food and beverage

Trout Tank FAQs

We, along with our partners, have designed Trout Tank to educate and integrate entrepreneurs into the business community and serve as a platform to connect them with funding sources and connections they need to be successful.

  • 5 three-hour sessions including pitch practice, expert panels and interactive group work
  • Get paired with a rockstar mentor
  • Complete a pitch deck with expert help
  • Multiple pitching opportunities in a supportive space
  • Instant feedback and coaching
  • Face to face meetings with lenders and investors
  • Free registration to workshops at the Denver Metro SBDC
  • Access to a powerful alumni network of over 100 past Trout Tank companies
  • VIP attendance to the Trout Tank Pitch Event with a demo booth for extra exposure
  • Private public speaking class and coaching
  • Special Rockies Venture Club Pitch Academy

Throughout Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator, you will be able to sharpen your pitching skills, gain exposure, secure funding and build connections with lenders, investors, decision-makers, and key stakeholders within the Colorado business and investing community.

We accept 15 companies in each Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator class.

  • LEADING EDGE students (past and present): $75
  • Trout Tank Retake fee: $75
  • Chamber members: $75

We welcome all companies—from beginning stage startups to existing businesses looking to expand.

Yes, both founders and co-founders are welcome to apply.

Yes, you are eligible, as long as you have a specific financial ask.

Yes, as long as you meet all the requirements, and are able to attend all trainings and events in person.

Absolutely! Assuming you still meet all of the criteria, you are welcome to go through the program as many times as you would like.

Yes, you are both welcome to do so, but that is not recommended.

Only key leadership roles are able to pitch (ex. Founder, Co-Founder, CEO, President, etc.).

Following the final auditions, the top 3-5 companies are chosen to pitch at the Trout Tank: Final Event. Those not chosen will be given booth space to demo their product during networking.

The judging panel is made up of key partners and business leaders within the Denver region.

The event is open to the public, but we invite lenders, investors and business leaders to attend.

No problem! That's what this process is for.

See a summary of the final event for Trout Tank H2O!

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