Comedy meets drinks and smart hot dog toasters at this popular event.

Shark Tank. The Rise of the Rest. High-stakes public pitch competitions with a tense vibe have gained a lot of attention. But maybe for your next out-of-the box idea consider more of an out-of-the-bottle pitch and head on down to a Drunk Pitch event.

Founder Jacqueline Rinehardt conceived of the Drunk Pitch competition as a place to loosen up and have some fun for the entrepreneurial community. She hosted the first in April at Loud Capital, offering free drinks and eats and a night of hilarity. Sixty-some people came to hear 12 entertaining pitches.

The event was so popular, she says she knew she had to keep going.

“We made a very strict rule going forward, no serious pitches, because we didn’t want anyone pitching their livelihood laughed at by an audience looking for comedy,” she says. At the second event, more than 100 people showed up, and not just from the tech world. Because of the popularity, Rinehardt decided to make Drunk Pitch a quarterly community event.

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