September 5, 2018 – September 6, 2018

Xcelerate Startup Pitch Competition

Presented by EBD Group & Xconomy Insight

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Four minutes, four slides. That’s what startup entrepreneurs will have to pitch their companies to a panel of judges comprising top-tier venture capitalists, pharma representatives, and private equity investors! Watch these hopefuls as they make their case.

Interested in pitching? Contact Camille del Carmen at or (760)-692-5923 to apply.


Christine Brennan – Partner, MRL Ventures Fund

Matthew Hammond – Principal, RA Capital Management

Paulina Hill – Principal, Polaris Partners

Alicia Irurzun-Lafitte – Principal, M Ventures

Carlo Rizzuto – Partner, Versant Ventures

Stefan Vitorovic – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Vida Ventures

2018 Pitch Participants: