Startups

Startups

Connect with established companies seeking innovative startup partners like you

Startups tell us how they spend endless time trying to reach the right contact at a big company, being passed around from department to department, only to find their business isn’t needed at that time. No longer!SwitchPitch puts your startup in front of the right contacts at established companies who are looking for nimble startups with dynamic solutions.

SwitchPitch links startups to funded projects posted by established companies who are looking for solutions to their business development needs.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Established companies post funded projects on SwitchPitch Connect, our startup engagement platform.
  2. Startups find projects that fit with their business model and scope of work.
  3. Startups submit details to the project by outlining a solution that meets the project criteria. Successful submissions highlight a thorough grasp of the project, cutting-edge talent, speed to market plan, and a creative, unique result.
  4. The established companies review the submissions and let the startups know if they have been accepted.
Press
“What if you had the power to accept or deny a giant company’s business? This isn’t a dream. It’s the premise behind SwitchPitch, a two-year-old event series that asks major companies like IBM and HBO to run their technology needs by fast-growing and able-bodied startups.”
—  Inc. Magazine
“Overall the event was a smash hit, and will be a catalyst for some dynamic relationships and networks to start being built in the D.C. region.”
—  InTheCapital
“At this Sadie Hawkins dance for startups, HBO pitches you.”
—  Upstart Journal
“The evident popularity of the SwitchPitch — which featured truncated spiels from The Motley Fool, LivingSocial, Gannett and others — speaks to… one of the region’s most nagging problems: the gulf between the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.”
—  Washington Business Journal