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Apply to our 2018 Fast Pitch Lunch to get a chance to pitch at Photonics West!

SPIE and French Tech Hub have launched the 2nd edition of the “Fast Pitch Lunch” for entrepreneurs at Photonics West January 30 2018.

French Tech Hub partnered with SPIE – an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light – in creating the Photonics Fast Pitch event. The event brings entrepreneurs together with people interested in technology business investment.

During a 2 minutes pitch, entrepreneurs will introduce their company, business plan and, current market traction in a rapid-fire format.

The goal is to build a basis for introductions and network-building in the area of photonics technology entrepreneurship.

Who should apply:

  • Early stage companies with founders that are actively seeking funding are the best candidates to present at the Photonics Fast Pitch. Teams will be invited based on their readiness for accelerated growth. The session concludes with time for 1:1 Q&A and networking with potential investors and mentors.
  • Participants must have an established optics or photonics technology based business that they wish to present with the goal of seeking funding or connections.
  • Established companies may be revenue generating. The Photonics Fast Pitch committee accepts applications from entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Selected companies will pitch on January 30, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Park Central Hotel, 50 3rd St., San Francisco, CA.


  • Written Applications Close – 13 December, 2017 [Extended]
  • Semi-Finalists Notified – 22 December, 2017 [Extended]
  • Photonics Fast Pitch Lunch event – 30 January, 2018

Below are the steps to apply online:

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Frochen marie.frochen[at]

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