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Connecting Emerging Ethanol Start-ups with Capital



Do you have a new product or service in the ethanol, SAF, or carbon realm and are looking to further your business with funding? Consider applying for and submitting a pitch deck for Pitch Day at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. In addition, as a presenter at Pitch Day at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, you have the chance to be selected to present at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco, California, where you can gain increased exposure and even more startup money for your company.

On Wednesday, June 12th, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be hosting two 90-minute pitch sessions for startups in the ethanol industry. All pitches will be open-door. Each finalist will receive 10 minutes to pitch, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session with a panel of judges and other investors in attendance. While only one startup will be selected to compete in the Startup World Cup Grand Finale, all presenting companies will have opportunities for investment from the group of investors in attendance.

🡺 Please contact Marla DeFoe at mdefoe@bbiinternational.com by May 10, 2024.


A steering committee will select the six finalists who will be giving their pitches at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Those six finalists will be announced by May 24, 2024.

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Looking to invest in up-and-coming technologies, solutions or services in the ethanol industry? Consider attending our pitch day as an investor.

On Wednesday, June 12th, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be hosting two 90-minute pitch sessions for startups in the ethanol industry.

To apply to sit in the room as an investor, you will need to meet the following criteria:
  • The federal securities laws define the term "accredited investor" in Rule 501 of Regulation D, in part, as: "a natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person's spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase [of securities], excluding the value of the primary residence of such person, or a natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year."
  • Individuals who represent an investment firm or state enterprise may also qualify. Consult your advisors to determine your status as an accredited investor.

🡺 Please contact Marla DeFoe at mdefoe@bbiinternational.com by May 10, 2024.


All pitches will be open door.

A steering committee will select the six finalists who will be giving their pitches at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Those six finalists will be announced by May 24, 2024.


About Startup World Cup

Startup World Cup was created by Pegasus Tech Ventures to celebrate entrepreneurship around the world. Startup World Cup is a global series of conferences and competitions that bring together the top startups, investors, entrepreneurs, media, and tech CEOs around the world. Starting with thousands of applications for regional competitions in approximately 50 countries across six continents, hundreds of selected startups compete for the chance to move onto the Grand Finale event in San Francisco to win a $1 million investment grand prize. Startup World Cup is organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures in partnership with investors and local sponsors.

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