June 16, 2016, 4pm | CITY HALL PLAZA. BOSTON, MA

pitch_photoFrom 2-4pm on June 12th —just before the start of the big BTJ street festival— join fellow startups, entrepreneurs, and students and hear from some of the brightest and most innovative minds in Boston. The “Pitch Heard ‘Round the World” program comprises the pitch competition and a series of “TechTalks”. And this year it’s all being held inside one of the earliest centers of innovation and birthplace of the nation – the Faneuil Hall Meeting Building. Access to watch this program requires a separate ticket (students and pitching team members are free) and it’s open to all ages. Register today! The Finalist Startups Competing:

  • BitCoin Nation – software to access cash for bitcoins on existing ATM
  • Energy Harvesters – mobile charger fueled by walking to let users be their own power source
  • Increment – sensory toys that foster development skills, regardless of kids’ age, ability or gender
  • Moodsnap – delivers mood-based playlists inspired by images
  • Sharalike – sorts your photo tsunami, selects the best pictures and creates animated slideshows in seconds
  • SKARA / Time Out – baseline and on-site mobile concussion testing app for athletes

Venture Capital Panel A panel of Boston’s leading early-stage investors and accelerators will be evaluating the startup pitches and conducting live Q&A with the entrepreneurs in front of the audience.

Entrepreneur “TechTalks” Sharing the stage with the up-and-coming startups will be a series of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry luminaries, and recently funded startups – sharing some secrets behind their successes and offering tips and tricks to inspire the next generation of Boston innovators.

  • Richard Doyle, co-founder of Harpoon Brewery
  • Brian Kalma, Design Chief at Boston’s new consumer tech incubator, Blade; former head of UX at Zappos, Gilt Groupe, and Gemvara
  • Susie Kim Reily, founder and CEO of Aquto
  • Andy Miller, chief innovation architect and head of startup incubator at Constant Contact
  • Donna Levin, co-founder of; former head of Operations at UPromise

Special Thanks to our Startup Mentors! Working with the startup finalists to develop and hone their pitches has been a team of awesome startup execs and mentors from Boston. Thank you!

  • Julia Austin, principal, Austinfish startup advisory
  • Jay Batson, mentor in residence, Boston Techstars and partner member, Common Angels
  • Jeffrey Beir, founder, Seed2A startup advisory
  • Bob Mason, co-founder, Brightcove and mentor at Boston Tech Stars
  • Michael Sattler, co-founder and CEO, Splitzee and moderator of the Boston Pitch Club
  • Annette Reynolds, executive director, 128 Innovation Capital Group