The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced today the five finalists for its annual Pressure Chamber pitch contest, to be held at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Overture Center during Forward Festival.
All five of the finalists–Cardigan, Curate, DotCom Therapy, SimpleMachines and ThirdSpace–are Madison-based. Cardigan, DotCom Therapy and ThirdSpace also were finalists for the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
“With talented startups like these dedicated to solving global challenges, the future of Greater Madison business looks very bright,” Chamber President Zach Brandon said in a statement. “These companies are great examples of the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that are flourishing in our region, and we are excited to see what they have in store at Pressure Chamber.”
The winner of the competition will receive a trip to San Francisco in October for meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms.
POLCO won Pressure Chamber in 2016.