Lightning Round

Get ahead in 2024! Apply to win our $500k perks package, automatic entrance to the 3rd round of diligence for Pegasus Angel Accelerator (top 2% of applicants), and pitch in front of over 100 investors live!

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Pitch Competition

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It all begins with an idea.  

Are you a startup with a unique business idea? The Lightning Round pitch competition is the perfect opportunity to showcase your business to leading venture capitalists and angel investors. Show us what you've got, wow our seasoned investor judges, and win fabulous prizes, including our $500,000 partner package as well as priority entry into Pegasus' next cohort selection pool.

With so many startups competing for funding, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. But with The Lightning Round, you'll have a chance to showcase your unique vision and impress some of the most respected investors in the industry. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your startup to the next level!


Pre-seed & Seed Stage Companies with traction (revenue, letters of intent, winners of grants, etc.).


Five teams are selected to pitch in person or via Zoom to a team of early-stage investors.

Pitches will be 5 minutes long, followed by a few minutes of Q&A.

All teams will receive feedback on their idea and pitch from investors.

What an Applicant can Obtain

Exclusive $500k Perks Package.

A spotlight in our monthly investor and LP newsletter as well as social media channels.

Feedback on product, pitch, and go-to-market strategy from leading investors.

Automatic acceleration through our due diligence process to round 2 (of which only the top 2% of applicants achieve) for a chance to be accepted into the Pegasus Accelerator Program and $120k of investment.

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