wakeupstartup is a community event to connect startup teams to the Columbus community.  Our goal is to shorten the distance to make progress in an effort to build a sustainable startup community.  


What happens

We have hot brew and some doughnuts, then...Startups are given a 5 minute pitch with 5 minute of audience questions.  Every company uses the same format to make it easy for the audience to digest the Problem, Solution, Market, Team and Ask being presented.  


As a community led event, we do not screen for quality or type of pitch.  The criteria is simple.  An early stage company that is solving a problem with tech or service that is new and unique, but most importantly has an ASK that the community can help address.  The ask isn't just for funds, it can be for talent, partnerships, and more.