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Great contest for CEOs to drive PR and possible funding!

May 28, 2021
My colleague and former executive client at Verizon, Kim Whittemore, introduced me to an early corporate assessment idea previously used by Forbes. It's now evolved and CEOs should jump in. 
The winners will be featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and have attracted over 70$ million in funding these last few years. 

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School announces its 4th annual Most Fundable Companies Program 
  • Are you a US-based start-up with under $10 million in revenue? 
  • Are you "Fundable" in the eyes of a prospective investor? 
  • Did you know you can receive a feedback report on your attractiveness to potential investors at no cost?
  • The competition employs a 20-year proven and proprietary due diligence process to determine the winners.
  • 4500+ participants from all 50 states competed last year.
  • Winners will be featured in Entrepreneur™ Magazine in December.
  • Many prospective investors trust this methodology to vet the Most Fundable Companies.
  • Since 2018, our participants have raised over $74 million.
  • Submissions are due by 5/28/2021 and only take a few minutes (at this stage).
Apply Now for 2021
Our Past Winners Include: 
Recent Most Fundable Companies® Raises (with links)
“The awareness generated by the competition and the connection with several west coast angel groups helped us to have an oversubscribed Series A extension.”

“The recognition that we have received from this award has introduced us to many people and organizations that we would not have had the opportunity to get in front of."

"The process...raised many good questions that needed to be answered and helped ExpressCells to strengthen its business plan."

“We know that as we welcome new investors, we will experience exponential growth and make a difference,” Steve Wilcenski, Co-Founder of BNNano.

"We are honored and humbled to be recognized by Pepperdine and we are optimistic that this recognition will help us raise the funding necessary to support our growth.”

“After going through the extensive vetting and diligence process, it is an honor for Terecircuits to receive this recognition,” Wayne Rickard, CEO Terecircuits.
“Hard Tech often gets overlooked by the investment community, but Pepperdine looked beyond the category and considered success variables including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property and the strength of the management team.”
“I wouldn’t say that any of us (VC firms) have a methodology that is as rigorous or disciplined as the process that this university is going through,”

“In some ways, I feel like I just looked at 4,500 companies.”

"the intensive screening process makes winning companies attractive targets for investors like us" 

"On Flying Point’s behalf, we appreciate you referring POPS! Diabetes Care to me, and especially for referring only your super-selective investment opportunity referrals to us and being respectful of our time. Similar to POPS from your 2018 MFC winners list, Moving Analytics from your 2019 MFC winners list is now part of the FPI portfolio and our recent investment companies." - Gaurav Arora, Partner, Flying Point Industries

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