May 15, 2019

ConnectWise Invites Companies to Submit Product Ideas for PitchIT Competition

Contestants Given Opportunity to Pitch Their Product in Front of IT Nation; Chance at $75,000

TAMPA, Fla., May 15, 2019ConnectWise is inviting companies to compete in PitchIT, a contest to determine the next great product or offering integrated into the ConnectWise platform. Three finalists will make their pitch at IT Nation Explore in June, and the winner can receive an investment of up to $75,000 from ConnectWise to power their integration.

“The innovation and creativity of our partner community, the IT Nation, is at the very heart of ConnectWise and all we do. That’s what this competition is all about,” said Craig Fulton, chief customer success officer, ConnectWise. “This is an incredible opportunity for companies to gain visibility by showcasing their product or integration in front of a community of their IT peers, thought leaders, and industry experts. We encourage all companies working on a new product or integration to participate.”

The three finalists will be selected and notified by June 5. Each will receive two passes to IT Nation Explore, June 13-15 in Orlando, Fla., where they will have the opportunity to pitch their real or potential offering on stage in front of the IT Nation. Entries are being collected now through May 24. To enter, contestants must complete the entry form found here.

Grand Prize Winner

In addition to the $75,000 investment by ConnectWise, the grand prize winner will receive a ConnectWise Marketplace Launch Package valued at $10,000, which includes:

  • A feature on the ConnectWise Marketplace homepage for one month
  • Two rounds of design consultation with the ConnectWise Marketplace team
  • One 80-second product demonstration video created by the ConnectWise Marketplace team featured on the Marketplace
  • One feature of the winner’s app in one ConnectWise Marketplace email newsletter

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 13 at IT Nation Explore.

Eligibility

To be eligible, a contestant’s stack or offering must be built, based on, or integrated with the ConnectWise platform (Manage, Automate, Control or Sell). Contestants must be companies based in, and authorized to work in, the United States; must have current funding of less than $10,000,000; and must be an independent legal entity organized as an LLC or C corporation.

For information and the Official Rules, click here.