TradeKing Financial Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition


On October 4 and 11, 10 companies (20 in total) will be selected to pitch online to Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley’s top strategists. Each 5-minute pitch will be followed by a 5-minute strategic analysis by Sramana.

Following the pitches during each online roundtable event, Sramana Mitra and Dan Raju, CIO of online brokerage TradeKing, will select the top 6 entrepreneurs (12 altogether) who will be awarded a full tuition by TradeKing to Sramana’s 1M/1M program – valued at $1,000 each!


Competition Organizer

One Million by One Million

Local US Event
Silicon Valley, CA
*Available in all states*

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Virtual/Online
Who's Eligible

We are looking for companies with the following types of financial businesses:

  • Online tools providers
  • Mobile tools providers
  • Platform SDKs
  • Data visualization tools
Competition Prizes

-A year of Sramana’s ongoing mentorship during weekly strategy roundtables

-Opportunity to study a unique curriculum designed to prevent mistakes, save time and money

-Chance to absorb the tribal knowledge of Silicon Valley based on carefully analyzed case studies of hundreds of successful companies

-Introductions by Sramana to potential customers, partners and investors among her extensive global network

Other Info

8:00 a.m. PDT – Greetings, Sramana Mitra and Dan Raju

8:05-9:45 a.m. PDT – 10 pitches, 10 minutes each (5 minute pitch + 5 minutes of discussion/questions)

9:45-9:50 a.m. PDT – Judges deliberate privately

9:50-10:00 a.m. PDT – Winners announced, closing remarks