PitchIt @ LendIt
8 pitches. 5 judges. 1 winner.
A competition for startups on the industry’s largest stage
April 11, 2016 • San Francisco

LendIt Conference Chairman Peter Renton and PitchIt Chair Kiran Lingam award AutoFi winner of PitchIt @ LendIt USA 2016

the 8 finalists are
AkoubaCredit provides community and regional banks an underwriting platform that reduces the cost and time required for banks to issue a small business loan.
Autofi stuff provides community and regional banks an underwriting platform that reduces the cost and time required for banks to issue a small business loan.
  • Receive mentorship from industry leaders
  • Present on the LendIt Main Stage
  • Gain valuable exposure
  • Meet potential investors & partners

The deadline for applications has passed.

  • Selected finalists receive a free all-access pass to attend the entire LendIt USA conference ($2495 value)
  • This year's winner receives a complimentary bronze sponsorship package for LendIt USA 2017 ($20K value)
  • 50% off Startup Zone booths for the eight selected PitchIt finalists
Headline Judges

Mentors work closely with finalists in preparation for PitchIt@LendIt and provide ongoing support thereafter. Interested in mentoring? Email pitchit@lendit.com for details.

What The PitchIt Alumni Say
Winning PitchIt@LendIt 2015 provided a big boost to our user acquisition and deal flow.
Sean De Clercq
CEO, Kickfurther
Pitching [at PitchIt@LendIt] generated many new inbound requests and helped us secure a great group of investors and advisors.
Leonard Hinton
CEO & Co-Founder, Crediyo
As a young real estate lending platform, PitchIt offered valuable exposure to our target audience of investors and the opportunity to stand out from our competitors.
Allen Shayanfekr
CEO & Co-Founder, Sharestates
PitchIt was a great experience — participating increased our visibility within FinTech industry and introduced us to new debt and equity investors.
Derek Barclay
Co-Founder & President, Loan Hero
Launching Ascend at PitchIt provided us with a significant amount of investor and press exposure, greatly strengthening our official launch.
Steve Carlson,
CEO, Ascend Consumer Finance
PitchIt is definitely the best platform available for young FinTech startups looking to garner attention from VCs, media, and the industry as a whole.
Sarfaraz Sadruddin
Co-Founder, REAMERGE
Feb 1
Applications Open
Feb 29
Application Deadline
Mar 9
Semifinalists Selected and Notified
Mar 22
8 Finalists Announced
Mar 25
Finalists Matched with Mentors
Apr 11
Watch PitchIt@LendIt 2015
Kiran Lingam
Chair, PitchIt@LendIt USA 2016
Managing Director, LendTech Angels
FinTech Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Interested in investing or mentoring? Email pitchit@lendit.com.
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