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HARLEM DEMO DAY, A Pitch Event for Start-Ups


Tickets on sale now for $10. All proceeds go towards business grant for the winner.

Seeking expert advice and seed-funding for your start-up? “SILICON HARLEM DEMO DAY” will offer local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their unique business ideas before an esteemed panel of judges in consideration for a series of prizes – including free packages to work out of HarlemGarage, in-kind services from local business partners, and more. 

Hosted by Harlem Garage, Silicon Harlem and the Uptown-Harlem Co-Working Group, the primary goal of the event is to highlight the best and brightest start-ups north of 96th Street and connect them with quality resources to support their growth and development.

The following judges are confirmed for “SILICON HARLEM DEMO DAY”:

• Bruce Lincoln, Senior Fellow, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia Business School & SiliconHarlem founder 

• McAdory Lipscomb, Jr., General Assembly lecturer, CEO Coach & investor 

• Ron Paliwoda, Paliwoda Ventures founder 

• Diallo Powell, Co-founder and CEO of Nethermead, former GM/CIO of Freelancers Union 

**Additional judges are pending and will be announced in coming weeks.


At least one co-founder must reside and/or work above 96th St (Manhattan or Bronx), be a member of HarlemGarage, or have registered and attended any of IncubateNYC's classes 

Applicants must submit a one-sheeter outlining the concept, co-founders, and relevant background information plus a 5-slide Powerpoint presentation outlining their concept. A finished product or business (up to two years in operation) is best, but we are accepting submissions in the "idea" phase, so long as there are wireframes and/or a workable presentation. 

Applicants can complete their submissions at

 or send them directly to [masked].

Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 1, 2014.

Have questions or want to get involved as a sponsor? Contact the Demo Day planning team at [masked]. Members of the media interested in covering the event should reach out to [masked].


Harlem Garage

Silicon Harlem

Uptown-Harlem Co-Working Group 

Pixel Prose Media

TTW Consulting

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  • Ms. W.

    So it's $10 to attend this event? Will tickets be available at the door?

    April 23, 2014

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