Accelerate Investor Conference 2024

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10/23/2024  – 10/24/2024

Arlington, VA, USA

Company Applications for Accelerate Investor Conference – OPEN Through July 30 !

The Accelerate Investor Conference gives companies the chance to meet and pitch in front of investors from around the country. Accelerate is open to any early-stage business (Seed, A, and early B round) in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC Metro area who have a strong technology and serious growth potential. Applications are open now, eligible companies are invited to apply for a chance to compete for presentation slots and cash prizes. The deadline to apply for the competition is Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – 5pm EST.

You can find the full details about company eligibility, including all of the deadlines, rules, and FAQs on the Accelerate 2024 website.

About Accelerate 2024
The Accelerate Investor Conference spurs the region’s innovation and entrepreneurship engagement  to a new level and showcases the Virginia, Maryland, and metropolitan DC region as a destination for business development, venture investment, and job creation. Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area are exploding with activity, with arrivals of large tech operations, including Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. The area is also growing tech startups, innovative growth companies, and a deep pool of talent. The annual Accelerate events will be located principally in Arlington’s Virginia Square neighborhood – just a couple of miles from Amazon’s HQ2, and a few metro stops away from Reagan National Airport (DCA).

The Accelerate Investor Conference is a venture investor and startup conference and early stage business competition that showcases our region as a powerhouse for innovation and business opportunity. The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by showcasing the best and brightest new tech startups to potential investors to foster their development within Virginia, Maryland, and Metro DC. Dozens of top tech companies and 20+ student teams will compete to win cash and bragging rights. The competition targets entrepreneurs with early to mid seed stage, high growth businesses with the potential to have an immediate and positive impact on our local economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.