About this Event

This “Shark Tank” -style program will offer four pre-selected contestants the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product to an expert panel and live audience. Judges and the audience will vote, and regional winners (Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C.) will be featured in GRAY magazine, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round — held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver — to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design.

HOT NEW NEXT IS SPONSORED BY: Chown HardwareDesign Within Reach, and Seattle Design Center.

5:30-6:30pm: Cocktail + networking hour

6:30-7:30pm: The pitches!

8pm: Event closes

Judging Panel: 
Eric Hildebrandt – Regional Vice President | Design Within Reach
Sean Carter – Principal + Director of Design| Carter Hales

More coming soon!

Are you a maker, designer, or have a product or concept that’s a game changer? Submit your work here!


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