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These student startups will compete at Switch Philly demo event

One student startup will get to pitch to First Round Capital, but first that founder has to win this judged startup demo event.

Attendees of the 2016 Code for America Summit. (Photo via Twitter/Code for America)
Full Disclosure: Philly organizes the Switch Philly event and Philly Tech Week, though this reporter is not involved in the planning.

One student startup will get to pitch to First Round Capital, but first that founder has to win Switch Philly.

Five startups with college founders will demo during our annual Switch Philly judged competition during Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T next Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at First Round Capital’s headquarters.

They’ll pitch to a lineup of judges that includes DreamIt Ventures managing partner Karen Griffith Gryga and Independence Blue Cross‘s Director of Innovation Tom Olenzak. The winning prize pack also includes a 90-minute pitch session at Osage Partners and three months of free space at Venturef0rth.


These are the competing startups:

Switch Philly takes on a different theme each year. Last year had an edtech focus and the year before that was mobile.

Companies: MilkCrate

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