ConnectWise Launches 2022 Edition of the ‘PitchIT Accelerator Program’ConnectWise Launches 2022 Edition of the ‘PitchIT Accelerator Program’
Winners receive $70,000 in investment money. Finalists present their solutions at IT Nation Connect 2022.
April 7, 2022
ConnectWise has officially launched its PitchIT Accelerator Program, and is accepting applications. The program aims to showcase the immense amount of talent the IT Nation Community has to offer.
Created in 2018, PitchIT is a competition for innovators. The program is designed to showcase a potential offering that could be built or integrated into the ConnectWise platform.
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Small companies and individuals have the chance to take part in a 16-week program. During that time, participants get a thorough business assessment, gain coaching from industry experts, earn placement on the ConnectWise marketplace, engage in co-marketing and more. ConnectWise will accept 10 applicants into the program.
How It Works
From the contestant pool, ConnectWise will choose three finalists to present their solutions on the center stage at IT Nation Connect in November. Judges will then announce the first- and second-place winners at the event. The first-place winner will get $70,000 in investment money and the second-place winner will receive $30,000.
The winning solutions will solve a need in several areas. Those include cybersecurity, finance, billing, data, marketing, sales, business process, productivity, automation, or another practice area.
Throughout the competition, thought leaders within the MSP space will be evaluating each solution based on specific criteria. These include product innovation, value proposition, go-to-market strategy, contribution to the industry, and likelihood of success.
Last year’s winner was Traceless.io, makers of a security tool for MSP teams, businesses and individuals.
Traceless.io’s Gene Reich
“It has been a great journey with ConnectWise, and we look forward to more continued success as partners,” said Gene Reich, co-founder of Traceless.io. “Our commitment to the MSP industry has always been very simple — we are here to help MSPs protect their house. The PitchIT investment will accelerate this commitment by allowing us to add deeper identity verification features, customer change management approvals and a suite of AI-driven advanced threat protection features for ConnectWise Manage.”
“The PitchIT Accelerator Program is the perfect chance for innovative individuals in the IT Nation community to showcase their groundbreaking solutions,” said Craig Fulton, chief customer officer, ConnectWise. “We are excited to learn from our PitchIT contestants and we look forward to sharing our finalists’ ideas with everyone this coming November.”
Those interested in participating in the PitchIT Accelerator Program can apply here. Applications close April 30, 2022.
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