We are looking for twenty-four (24) innovative and high-growth chemical startups to showcase at the next Chemical Ventures Conference on June 2 to 3, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Qualifying startups will be invited to pitch to VC investors and corporate strategics in the chemical space. Startups that are chosen to present at the showcase will also qualify for the "Best Pitch Award" at the conference.
Submission Deadlines:
  • CLOSED - First submission batch - February 28, 2020
  • OPEN - Second submission batch - March 27, 2020


  • Chemistry must comprise an integral part of the startup's technology and business focus
  • Startups do not need to have received prior professional investment but must be actively seeking funding
  • A manager/executive must present to pitch at the event
Technical Areas:

Below is a sample list of the technical areas for startups submitting for the event

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced composites manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Agri-bio/ Agriculture
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology
  • Coatings
  • Construction and building materials
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Energy
  • Energy generation
  • Energy Storage and battery technology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Flexible hybrid electronic circuits
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Genomics
  • Green chemistry
  • Hardware
  • Health IT
  • Infrastructure
  • Instrumentation
  • Integrated Photonics and photonic circuits
  • Internet of Things
  • Life Sciences
  • Light-weight materials and fibers
  • Materials
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power electronics Manufacturing
  • Robotics/Droids
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Solar
  • Storage
  • Transportation
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Water

Submission Requirements:
  • Submit to http://ncet2.org/2020cvcsubmit
  • You may also download the form for reference
  • This submission requires that you submit a non-confidential slide deck about your startup. The non-confidential pitch deck should clearly express the use of chemistry and how it is being leveraged into a commercial opportunity
Your non-confidential slide deck should include the following slides in the order below:
  1. Contact slide
  2. Background and overview of technology - how it is being or will be leveraged into a commercial opportunity
  3. Financing plan (pre-$ valuation, amount sought, use of funds, cap table if it exists)
  4. Market (unmet need, size/opportunity for growth, entry or sales plan, barriers to adoption)
  5. Risks (technology, regulatory, reimbursement, market)
  6. Competition (current gold standard, competitors)
  7. Intellectual property strategy, proprietary assets/barriers to others entering the market
  8. Management team description, people (management, board, advisors, inventors)
  9. Possible acquirers/exit strategy

After the selection:
  • You will receive an email from us if you get selected to present
  • Although there is no fee to apply, presenting startups will have to register to attend the conference. Startups are given a heavily discounted rate for the conference. View the registration info here: https://chemicalventuresconference.com/register.html
  • Startups are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses

Questions about the submission, email RiaAncheta@ncet2.org with the subject: "2020CVC"

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