Elevator Pitches + Adeo Ressi, Roger Royse & Jon Soberg~Prizes Valued Up to 2K!


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Please RSVP "YES" only if you will be attending.

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The elevator pitch is part of the cultural landscape of Silicon Valley.

Deliver your 60 second pitch in front of a live audience of entrepreneurs, technologists and possible investors in a fun, yet competitive format -- with prizes at stake!

Attendees will also hear commentary from a distinguished panel consisting of prominent players in the Silicon Valley funding eco-system.







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6:00 pm - Networking and Food

7:00 - Welcome and intros

7:10 - 60 Second Pitches (approx. 30-40 entrepreneurs)

8:00 - Commentary, Discussion and Feedback - Adeo Ressi, Roger Royse, and Jon Soberg

8:45 - Acknowledgement of top winning pitches as per anonymous audience scoring.

Prizes awarded.

8:55 - Event wrap-up, announcements, raffle

9:00 - Networking!

60 Second Pitches

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)



Q: How do we apply to pitch?

A: When you RSVP for the event, please indicate that you would like to pitch.

Please also send an email with details on your pitch to:  [masked]


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.

Q: Does everyone that attends get to pitch?

A: No! Some are curious, some want to watch, some come to pitch, and some decide during the event to pitch!

Due to the limited number spaces, and the high volume of applicants, the organizers reserve the right to select pitch participants.


$1000 grant to the Founders Institute (must pass their entrance exam)

Consultation with Roger Royse Attorney at Law.

A meeting with Jon Soberg, Blumberg Capital

Microsoft Office/Windows Products



Our Distingished Panel

Adeo Ressi (Founder Institute), Roger Royse (Royse Law Firm), and Jon Soberg (Blumberg Capital) - will provide commentary, discuss their experiences as entrepreneurs and provide insights on how to deliver effective startup pitches.


CEO, Founder Institute, FounderInstitute.com 
CEO, TheFunded.com, TheFunded.com

Adeo Ressi is CEO of the Founder Institute, an idea-stage incubator for high-tech entrepreneurs with chapters in over 20 cities worldwide. The Institute plans to help launch 1,000 companies per year worldwide. Adeo serves as the Founding Member of TheFunded.com, an online resource for CEO's to research, rate, and review venture firms worldwide. TheFunded.com has two goals: streamline the fundraising process and encourage more innovation through venture investment. Mr. Ressi also serves on the Board of the X PRIZE foundation, a non-profit chartered to inspire human achievements through competition



Royse Law Firm, RRoyseLaw.com

Roger Royse has practiced tax and corporate law since 1984. He provides services to a wide spectrum of clients, from newly formed startups to publicly traded multinationals, in a broad range of industries. He also practices in the area of angel and venture fund formation. Roger is widely published on technical tax topics, is a regular speaker for the California CPA Education Foundation and has been an adjunct Professor of Taxation (Property Transactions and International Taxation) for Golden Gate University. Prior to founding the Royse Law Firm, he practiced with the Silicon Valley law firms of GCA Law Partners LLP (formerly General Counsel Associates LLP) and Berliner Cohen, and the New York City office of Milbank Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. Roger is an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and Business Law Section.



Blumberg Capital, BlumbergCapital.com

Jon Soberg has over 17 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, and operational executive. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital, Jon held CEO, COO and CFO positions at several startups, and has built large organizations from the ground up in several companies including Ditech, Broadband Digital Group and Adforce, which had a highly successful IPO. A CFA Charterholder and adjunct faculty in the Wharton Marketing Department, Jon has consulted for top companies including Toyota, HSBC, Neiman Marcus, Capital Group and Accenture. Jon started his career in technology at CMU’s Field Robotics Center.



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