Here’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs in the NYC area! Have you ever had a discussion with someone about your company and all that resulted from it was a blank stare? Here’s your chance to fix that and get first hand feedback from investors who are experts at reviewing pitches. The elevator pitch can make or break you for a follow up engagement with an investor. It’s the first impression you make on them so it’s important to make it count. Join us for our elevator pitch roundtables and workshop on February 26! If interested, details and information about how to apply are below.
You will be broken up into groups and placed in a room with 10-15 other entrepreneurs (numbers depend on applicants received) and one investor.
Each company will need to present their elevator pitch in 30 seconds or less. The investor will provide feedback immediately following the pitch.
You will not be able to use or bring anything with you. Just you and your elevator pitch that’s stored in your brain.
When everyone in the room has pitched, you will all re-group and each investor will choose their top finalists.
The selected finalists will have 5-10 minutes to make adjustments to their pitches by incorporating the feedback they previously received.
When time is up, the selected finalists will all be brought back into the main room and present in the final pitch off (all companies, even those that were not among the selected finalists, are encouraged to stay and listen).
Here are some best practices as you think about constructing your elevator pitch (or making it even better than it already is).
Space is limited. Please make sure to read the directions below on how to participate.
- Brad Gillespie, General Partner, IA Ventures
- Micah Rosenbloom, Founder Partner, Founder Collective
- Ellie Wheeler, Senior Associate, Greycroft Partners
- Matt Witheiler, Principal, Flybridge Capital Partners
- Lisa Wu, Senior Associate, Norwest Venture Partners
Schedule (may change given the number of participants):
- 9:00 am – 10:40 am: Pitch Event Roundtables
- 10:40 am – 10:50 am: Brainstorming (selected companies to make adjustments to their pitches)
- 10:50 am – 11:00 am: Final pitch off
- 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Networking
How to participate:
If interested, please submit a brief description of your company to Joyce Chuang @ email@example.com by Friday, February 15 for consideration. Selections will be announced by Friday, February 22.