The GAIN Shootout is an early-stage investor pitch competition. 16 startups get a chance to pitch in front of investors in one of these industries: technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and FinTech. The winner is named the Top Gun  and is selected among the best four companies in the event. The best four companies get to win cash prizes.

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Meet Investors

Meet people who invest in early stage companies in your industry, can provide funding, strategic advice, and mentoring.

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Get Funded

The Top Gun gets the grand prize and the Stetson Hat but the top company on each track gets some cash too.

Meet investors with GAIN

Network

During the Shootout, you will meet investors, successful entrepreneurs, early-stage entrepreneurs, and other service providers that can help you advance your startup.

2017 GAIN SHOOTOUT

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  • The GAIN Shootout was a great opportunity to refine our pitch, get feedback from experienced investors and entrepreneurs, and make meaningful connections with not just the Gainesville startup community but also those who traveled from throughout the state of Florida. I would strongly encourage an early-stage startup to apply and participate if selected.

    Feathr
    • Aidan Augustin
    • Co-Founder, Feathr
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  • The GAIN Shootout was a great opportunity to refine our pitch, get feedback from experienced investors and entrepreneurs, and make meaningful connections with not just the Gainesville startup community but also those who traveled from throughout the state of Florida. I would strongly encourage an early-stage startup to apply and participate if selected.

    Feathr
    • Aidan Augustin
    • Co-Founder, Feathr
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GAIN Startups in Gainesville

Startups

The GAIN Shootout is a great opportunity to pitch to early stage investors, network with successful entrepreneurs, and get to know other people that can help you advance your startup.

Companies that have participated in the Shootout have moved on to raise millions of dollars and being accepted in premier accelerators such as 500 Startups.

GAIN Investors in Gainesville

Investors

Gainesville attracts the best talent in the state thanks to the University of Florida; as a result, you have ground-breaking ideas and world-changing companies sprouting all the time.

Gainesville is home to bio-technology, technology, and manufacturing companies looking for smart investors just like you.

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in the 2017 GAIN Shootout

GAIN's mission is to inspire, connect, and educate entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

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