What is It?

The Fund at Hula presents The Startup Classic, a pitchfest premiering at See Change On H2O. The Startup Classic offers a platform for sustainably-minded entrepreneurs to pitch their startup to a curated panel of impact investors with a funding opportunity of up to $2,000,000.

All climate-oriented startups, ESG, triple-bottom line, and greentech companies seeking pre-seed, seed, and early-stage venture funding are encouraged to apply. Finalists will pitch at See Change on H2O August 18-19th in front of VC panelists and See Change attendees.

The Startup Classic is part of the Impact Investing content track at See Change On H2O. The Impact Investing track aims to empower innovators and technology-enabled climate solutions while bridging the gap between traditional and impact venture capital. As a Startup Classic applicant, you will receive 3 All Access tickets for your team to attend, learn, and network at See Change On H2O.

Ready to change the world? Apply now to pitch your startup and connect to See Change Sessions’ network of investors, innovators, and changemakers.

How it works

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Submit your application & $220 application fee by July 25. Pay your application fee by visiting clicking here to visit the event portal and purchase one (1) ticket from the “Startup Classic Entry” ticket type.*

2

See Change will review all applications and select finalists by August 6th.

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Finalists pitch live at See Change via our virtual event platform August 18th or 19th in front of VC panelists & See Change attendees.
*NOTE: you MUST use the link given here or the “Startup Classic Entry” ticket type will not be visible. Purchasing one (1) ticket will act as your application fee to the Startup Classic AND will grant three (3) All Access tickets for you and your team members to attend the summit.

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Max file size 10MB — if larger file, email Cassidy Petit, cp@hulalakeside.com. NOTE: your deck will be used for evaluation purposes only — pitches at the summit will be live via the virtual event platform).
Application fees are $220 and can be paid by clicking here to visit the event portal and purchase one (1) ticket from the “Startup Classic Entry” ticket type. Note: you must use the link given here or the “Startup Classic Entry” ticket type will not be visible. Purchasing (1) ticket will act as your application fee to the Startup Classic + will grant three (3) All Access tickets for you and your team members to attend the summit.
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Panelists

Olivia Tabah

Investment Associate
Gratitude Railroad

Kim Baker

Director of Innovation
Elemental Excelerator

Melissa Dolan

Investment Associate
Emil Capital

Cassidy Petit (moderator)

Investment Associate
The Fund at Hula

Startup Classic Partners