Shootout Judges

July 19th, 2017 Shootout


What is it?

The GAIN Shootout is an annual pitch competition that brings venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, and other startup resources to Gainesville. 16 up-and-coming startups get to present to a panel of VCs and Angels in their industries to win equity-free cash to help advance their mission. A cocktail hour and dinner ceremony are also scheduled to create networking opportunities for the startup community with these resources.

When and Where?

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 8:30PM

Location: Holiday Inn University Center, 1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

The Ask

To be a judge for one of our tracks. The tracks are Technology, FinTech, Life Sciences, Manufacturing.

As a judge, you will hear four-20 minutes’ pitches from entrepreneurs in your selected industry. After the pitches are over, you will get to network with other entrepreneurs and VCs attending the cocktail hour and the dinner presentation. Any firm can participate in up-to-two tracks.

How much?

Judge ticket is $50. This will give them access to all the day activities, including happy hour and dinner ceremony.


We have a limited group of rooms available at the Holiday Inn with a 20% discount for the Shootout participants. Please let us know if you are traveling and need hotel accommodations so you can take advantage of our special rate.


To confirm your participation as a judge or if you have any question, please email David Flores at


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