The Next Top Startup Competition

Wednesday, 5 June 2019
MicroApps Theater
16:30 - 18:00

Polls and Questions: Participate in polls and ask questions using Slido

“The Next Top Startup” will be held in the MicroApps Theater on the IMS Exhibition Floor. This pitch event is where small companies, students, and creative individuals can pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for prizes and fame in front of the audience. The judges are from all areas of the startup ecosystem, including investment firms, tech startup incubators, and experts in RF technologies. The judges will provide valuable feedback from their wealth of experience, and the participants will get the opportunity to show off their products and ideas to IMS Exhibition attendees. The startups will compete for various prizes and the title of “Best Startup of IMS2019.” 

Host: Chandra Briggman, Director of Venture Café

“The Next Top Startup” Pitching Event Judges:

  1. Jacques Benkoski, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
  2. Craig Mullet, President, Branison Group
  3. Cliff Hirsch, Founder, Pinestream Communications
  4. Dave Aldrich, Skyworks Chairman of the Board

View the bios of the judges


  • Spotlight article in Microwave Journal
  • 1 hour of free mentorship at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s Venture Café 

Click here to register to participate!