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SwitchPitch Announces First Ever Reverse Pitch Event to Jumpstart DC Startup Community


Washington, DC, January 30, 2013: SwitchPitch, the only place where established companies can pitch their technology needs to DC startups, announced today that it will be holding its first ever reverse pitch event on March, 21, 2013 at the Startup DC offices in downtown Washington.  Aimed at facilitating growth in the DC startup community, the event will allow corporations to pitch their project needs to qualified and vetted startups.  This role reversal will allow startups to accelerate customer revenue and engage in strategic partnerships, while providing corporations with the opportunity to get their projects off the ground at entrepreneur speed and efficiency.


Although pitching is traditionally reserved for startup companies trying to make a name for themselves among more established companies, SwitchPitch is flipping the tables to allow some of the biggest and most successful DC companies to present their technology and marketing project needs to early stage companies via four to five minute pitches.  Alongside other major Healthcare and Finance companies, media mavens  like Washington Post, Discovery Networks, Gannett, and Motley Fool have already signed up to pitch rising startups in areas like digital media, social advertising and enterprise software..


“We’re proud to be bringing together today’s leaders & tomorrow’s future technology leaders through this great event,” said Sita Vasan, Executive Director of SwitchPitch.  “This event really opens the door for an early stage startup to enter into a relationship with a major strategic partner. We’re looking forward to cultivating the relationship between startups and larger established companies, and to accelerating deals while increasing jobs in the community.”


Companies and startups looking to join SwitchPitch should head to www.switchpitch.com and select “Apply to Attend” or reach out to Sita Vasan at Sita@switchpitch.com.  More information can be found on the SwitchPitch website and below:

What: SwitchPitch, where established companies can pitch their technology needs to DC startups

When: March 21, 2013 || 1pm – 6pm

Where: 1776 Coworking Space || 1133 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Sponsored by: Endeavor DC, Merritt Group, CVENT, Patton Boggs, Startup DC

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