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ConnectWise Announces Finalists for PitchIT Accelerator Program


ConnectWise has announced the finalists for its annual PitchIT Accelerator Program.

The startups vCIOToolbox, Nodeware, and Thread have received the distinction. The companies underwent 16 weeks of intensive business development training and distinguished themselves during the Battle Royale, a three-day event co-hosted by Channel Program and ConnectWise, featuring 26 emerging technology vendors, according to ConnectWise.

The finalists will showcase their solutions at IT Nation Connect in Orlando on November 8 where judges will award the $70,000 grand prize and a $30,000 runner-up prize. 

Additionally, each finalist receives a free booth in the IT Nation Connect Solutions Pavilion and one-on-one coaching from former PitchIT champions.

ConnectWise initiated the PitchIT Accelerator Program in 2018 to invest in its vendor partners, allowing for the showcasing of solutions and incubation of success within the ConnectWise ecosystem. The latest installment of the competition was announced in May 2023.

PitchIT Accelerator: Additional Commentary

Kamalesh Srikanth, Head of Customer Experience, AlertOps, commented:

"Engaging in PitchIT was monumentally beneficial for us to gain exposure and expand our presence. Winning PitchIT last year was an amazing experience, but the knowledge, partners, and friends we gained are truly invaluable. Being a Head Coach, this year is exciting because we get to reinforce the knowledge we gained and help lead emerging vendors down the same path of success."

Sean Lardo, Evangelist, ConnectWise, remarked:

"Through its innovative and collaborative nature, PitchIT empowers the MSP and TSP communities. It's rewarding to witness technology thought leaders coming together and introducing new advancements to our industry. This year in particular, the competition is fierce, the number of applications record-breaking, and everyone is looking forward to final presentations."