January 13th, 2011
Pitch Club: People are always asking me if I know venture capitalists
So you’re in the midst of founding a startup. Or you’ve got the idea for a startup. Or you’re working for a startup. Whatever the case, you’ve got to be able to pitch your story. To investors. To potential customers. To people on the street. And while practicing the pitch in the mirror is fun and all, you could use some critical feedback. From your peers. Other folks who are pitching too.
Well get ready to be happy. That’s the idea behind Pitch Club, a new Portland gathering open only to folks who are ready to pitch.
Whether you’ve never pitched before or you’ve pitched a thousand times, you could always use a little criticism, right?
Bring your 3 minute pitch. Put your name in a hat and if it gets picked, you’re on. Powerpoints optional – just pitch. Then, answer questions and listen to painfully honest feedback from a panel of so-called experts.
The first rule of Pitch Club is you have to be ready to pitch. No teams, no moral support, no looky-loos.
Need help getting started? Here you go. “Soap. I make and I sell soap. The yardstick of civilization.”
Think you’ve got what it takes? Well head on over to Urban Airship on Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 PM for the inaugural Pitch Club. It’s the only way to find out if you’re going the way of Robert Paulson or Raymond K. Hessel.