The Fundica Roadshow will stop in Halifax next week, holding a pitching and mentoring event on Friday, March 11, at Volta Labs in Halifax. The winner of the event will get a chance to pitch at the Grand Finale in San Francisco.

Fundica is a national organization dedicated to helping startups accelerate the funding process, and one of its key events is the coast-to-coast Fundica Roadshow. The event next Friday will include a few fireside chats, and pitches from a range of startup. The Atlantic Canadian winner will travel to the grand finals in San Francisco, receive three months of office space in Silicon Valley, and receive a cloud hosting package and one year of free Quickbooks online.

Fundica will also give $250 to the best pitch as voted by the audience.

"This is a national initiative designed to help entrepreneurs in the path towards getting funded,” said Lana Tayara, Fundica’s partnerships and marketing manager. “In 2015, 31 percent of the pitching companies were offered funding and the best pitch in each city won trip  to San Francisco and a pitch opportunity to investors in the Valley. "

In the 2015 Roadshow, there were 144 piches, 1147 participants and 124 funders, and the events featured 96 educational and inspirational “RoadTalks”.

The winner of the Halifax event last year was Vendeve, the Halifax-based startup that helps women in service industries and professions find markets for their services.  

Companies interested in pitching can register here. To be eligible, the companies must feature a technological component, be incorporated in Canada, be in seed or growth stage and expect revenue growth of more than 50 percent.

You can register to attend the event here.