And then there were eight! The 2023 Capitalize: Technology contest, presented by Dialpad and the City of Sacramento’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development has selected the Top 8 contestants who will participate in Pitch Day on Wednesday, March 1.
The contest launched on January 23, the Select 16 were notified on February 7 and today narrowed to the Top 8, who will participate in a pitch workshop and coaching sessions as they prepare for Pitch Day on March 1. At Pitch Day, a panel of successful entrepreneurs, executives and investors will judge the Top 8 pitches and select the 4 Finalists.
The 4 Finalists will create pitch videos to share why they should be crowned the 2023 Capitalize: Technology winner. The pitch videos will be used for fan voting on Kings.com/Capitalize. Fans will have the opportunity to cast a vote starting March 2 until halftime of Kings game on March 24. Judges and fan votes will be tallied, and the Capitalize winner will be announced during the game and awarded a $10,000 cash prize towards the development of their startup and three years of access to Dialpad communication services.
The 2023 Capitalize: Technology Top 8 are as follows:
To learn more about Capitalize 2023, visit Kings.com/Capitalize