The Startup Pitch Night Process
Q: Does everyone that attends pitch?
A: No! Some are curious, some want to watch, some come to pitch, and some even decide during the event to pitch!
Q: How do we apply to pitch?
A: Simply RSVP and attend the event to pitch.
There is no need to apply in advance to pitch.
No online registration or pre-approval is required.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Feel free to dress as you wish!
Typically, there's everything from very casual to highly professional and everything in-between.
In about a week, your video clip will be available on the site.
You'll want to take this opportunity to review your pitch, etc.
Then, pivot, practice, and pitch again next month!
Q: I'm a Service Provider - can I pitch?
A: Yes, service providers can pitch but after all the startups pitch.
Service providers historically score highly - it's more challenging to pitch a new idea, a new startup venture -
so service providers are welcome to pitch but are not eligible for prizes.
Be sure to bring an ample quantity of business cards, postcards, or other promotionals to have available and/or provide directly to your peers.
We always have a dedicated table for everyone, including service providers, for this purpose (come prepared to network!).
Q: Will there be food and/or beverages at the event?
A: Sometimes, yes. We typically mention this in the event description.
Q: How can I get in touch with folks after the event?
A: We encourage everyone to establish, update, and maintain their Meetup™ profile.
If you've RSVP'd via Eventbrite™ you should create an account so that connections you've made (and brand new ones!) can be cultivated and/or established.
Within a week of the event, all those who had attended will receive the link to view all the event details, including all the startups that pitched.
The 60-Second Pitch
Here is the suggested format that we recommend you use:
* Who are you and what is your background? (5-10 seconds)
* What is the problem that your product is solving? Or, begin with a story. (10-20 seconds)
* Explain the product and how it solves the problem. (10-20 seconds)
* Who do you need on your team (a developer, marketing, designer)? (5-10 Seconds)
About Startup Pitch Night events
Startup Pitch Night provides the platform for early stage startups to practice and improve their startup pitch, gives startups anonymous peer-based feedback, and encourages trial and error without the requirement to apply and be accepted amongst a few to pitch - all within a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Startup Pitch Night is a vibrant and fun event with high variety, speed, and brevity at its core, coupled with a short talk on the next steps after the refinement of the pitch, from a startup industry leader.