Wednesday, April 26, 2–2:45 PM
Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street

DIG SOUTH’s Wild Pitch invites innovative startups (from early to growth stage) to present their companies to an audience of top-shelf investors and DIG Innovation Conference presenters and attendees. Wild Pitch is the South’s Capitol of Capital. Twelve selected startups will get two regular ICON badges, including an invite to our exclusive Investor Bash on April 26.

Applications open until March 10. Lineup announced on March 24.


Noon – 1:15 PM – Entrepreneur check-in
2:15 – 3:00 PM – Wild Pitch
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Investor Bash (Investor Badge required for entry), Presented by Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough and Cherry Bekaert


1. Clarity of Idea: What’s your idea and is it original?
2. Problem Identification: What problem are you solving?
3. Market Size and Accessibility: Who else has this problem?
4. Solution Quality: How will/do you solve the problem?
5. Assessment of competition: How does your customer currently solve this problem?
6. Revenue Model: How are you going to make money?
7. Market Strategy: How are you going to find customers?
8. Team: Who are you and why should we care about the company?
9. Vision: Where will you go from here?


  • Teams may submit one slide in a Powerpoint/Keynote format plus a pdf copy of the slide with your company name and logo to info@digsouth.com. The slide will be displayed to the audience during your pitch presentation.
  • Pitches are three minutes in length followed by two minutes of Q & A from the DIG Investor Panel.
  • Invite colleagues and friends to attend DIG SOUTH and watch you pitch. Reserve badges here.
  • Wild Pitch is part of the DIG Innovation Conference and requires a badge for entry. Each Wild Pitch team will receive two complimentary badges.
  • Share your DIG ICON participation on social media with #DIG2017
Wild Pitch promo 2017


CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and CEOs share partnership approaches, intrapreneurship programs and other innovative and creative opportunities to engage with them.

In other words, corporations pitch to problem-solving entrepreneurs, startups and potential new partners — the reverse of the typical approach.

Harbor Accelerator Pitch

Tuesday, April 25, 2:30–4:30
Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street

Cohort 7 of the Harbor Entrepreneur Center‘s Accelerator program will pitch in front of a live audience. The Harbor Accelerator program is designed with the entrepreneur in mind and one goal: build scalable business for the Charleston region. Each startup is provided tremendous resources and support to grow quickly, test the market quickly, and become viable.