Hey hey hey,
Hope you're all well and you all have some fab plans for the weekend. But before you all rush out to enjoy the lovely weather we are set to have, please take 30 seconds to read the below - it will be a short time very well spent, I promise. ;)
So, we are now just a couple days away from our super-popular monthly 'Co-Founder Speed Dating & Pitching' event and it looks set to be another huge turnout with nearly 400 registrations in total so far...and counting!
With this many people wanting to attend, I thought it best to give you all a few things to consider, as well as some useful hints and tips, to help you make the most of the event.
So here goes...
- Click here to have all your questions answered about how the 'Speed Pitching' bit of the evening works.
- We will be opening the doors at 6pm. Please come as early as you can to avoid having to wait in the queue to get in and also to avoid the possibility of being turned away (which has unfortunately happened a couple of times as our event is getting so popular). The event itself will start promptly at 7pm.
- We have some lovely new sponsors who have come on board. You may have heard of them, one is a little company called Microsoft and the other is also a not-so-shabby outfit called Rackspace. It's thanks to all our sponsors that we can keep these events free for you - we know how hard you all work to bootstrap your startups so we try to do what we can to help you avoid any unnecessary additional costs. You're welcome. :)
- We highly recommend you practice and rehearse your pitches as not only will a good pitch get you a much better response in terms of making useful connections during the networking part of the evening, but it will also put you in with a chance to win some great prizes courtesy of our fabulously generous sponsors (more on this in a follow-up email coming your way shortly, so keep an eye open for that). Also, please feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like some help and advice on your pitches. We're here to help after all.
- Another reason for rehearsing your pitches is that we film all of them and upload them to our YouTube channel. Speaking of which, if you have pitched before at one of our previous events, please make sure you check out your videos and, most importantly, tell us what title you would like us to give your video clip as well as what information you'd like in the description of it. You can do this by adding the information in the comments below your video clip and we will automatically make the edits you have asked for.
- Make the most of the comments section on the events page, both pre- and post-event, to help you make the right connections. You are all more than welcome to post what you are offering and/or looking for there as long as it is not spammy.
- And one final little warning - Be prepared to get wet if you take longer than 30 seconds to pitch. We have some crack-shot water pistol snipers hiding in the audience ready to shoot you if you take too long! - This also applies to anyone talking and making noise during the pitches and/or distracting other attendees in any way. You have been warned! ;)
Oh and one teeny tiny last thing - please keep your eyes open for a couple of follow up emails coming on the back of this one with some info about a couple of really good and highly recommended events.
We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday at Google Campus, but as ever, if you have any questions at all, please don't be shy to get in touch as we are help to help you in any way we can.
All the best,
Rob and my super cool and amazing 'HHH' team