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Accelerator Lists Teams For ABQid Ski Lift Pitch Contest

on February 10, 2016 - 12:12pm
ALBUQUERQUE  ABQid, Albuquerque’s startup accelerator, announced the teams that will compete at the second annual Ski Lift Pitch Contest at Taos Ski Valley Tuesday, March 1.
The winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize.
The pitch contest pairs startup founders with venture capitalists (VCs) and industry leaders on Taos Ski Valley chair lifts. The startup founders make their pitches as the elevation rises, giving each entrepreneur a unique opportunity to make a meaningful connection with an investor.
Each founder will pitch to several VIP judges who will vote on the finalist.
The teams competing in the 2016 ABQid Ski Lift Pitch Contest:
  • BounceChat
  • iPad Receptionist
  • Tank Trust
  • Convobox
  • Dig and Serve
  • Patricks Fine Soda
  • Hop Op 365
  • My Landscape Coach
  • Zummit Labs
  • PAC
  • UbiQD
  • Honeymoon Brewery
The founders who make it to the finalist round will then pitch to a full crowd, including a panel of finalist judges, over lunch at 12:30 p.m., at the base of Taos Ski Valley. 
The grand prize winner will be announced at the 4 p.m. Après Ski event. For more information, click here.
About ABQid
ABQid ( is an organization that supports local entrepreneurs who are building great businesses and is a key element in Albuquerque’s efforts to grow a culture of innovation, so organizing the contest aligned well with their mission. Current ABQid Ski Lift Pitch Contest sponsors include the New Mexico Tourism Department, Taos Ski Valley, Silicon Valley Bank, City of Albuquerque, ReCARnation, Mark J. Napolin and Associates, BBVA Compass Bank, Horizon Group at Morgan Stanley, Sun Mountain Capital, Epic Ventures, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, Urban Fresh, The Historic Taos Inn, Wells Fargo, Taos Mesa Brewery, Cloud Elements, and Taos Mountain Energy Bar. Others interested in sponsoring the event can contact ABQid at