Startup Pitch Night - 60 Second Pitches and Learn from founder of Gilt Groupe

  • August 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Are you joining us on August 7th in New York City?

  • To practice your 60-second elevator pitch,
  • Receive anonymous scoring feedback from your peers,
  • Compete to win some great prizes,
  • Learn from the founder and chief technology officer of Gilt Groupe, and
  • Meet lots of new people (100+) - all on Wednesday, August 7th!



6:30 - Networking!

7:10 - Brief introduction from the Organizers.

7:20 - 60 Second Pitches (approx. 30-40 people).

8:00 - Guest Speaker - Michael Bryzek: Founder & CTO of Gilt Groupe (

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

8:55 - Event wrap-up.

9:00 - Networking!



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Join us August 7th as we welcome Michael Bryzek, founder and chief technology officer of Gilt Groupe, to our group as the guest speaker.

Michael's spent his career since 2007 building Gilt Groupe into a leading members-only shopping website featuring insider access to top-notch brands discounted to its members. Prior to 2007, Michael founded Volunteer Solutions and also served as the CTO after the company was acquired by United Way of America in 2001.

Join us tonight to learn from his track record in developing and building a world-class e-commerce company and workforce, coupled with his pulse on the consumer and retail markets - an undoubtedly interesting, informative, and engaging presentation.

Michael Bryzek

Founding & Chief Technology Officer, Gilt Groupe,
Founder, Volunteer Solutions (acquired by United Way of America in 2001)



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.

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The nominal fee of $5 to attend and watch/pitch will help us in planning our event and help enable those that wish to attend the event to do so. If you decide or are unable to attend, your donation will help the group and the fellow startups!

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  • Dennis C.

    Blogging about this for Office Lease Center. If you need office space, just let me know.

    August 11, 2013

  • NT K.

    Sorry... MICHAEL from Gilt! (Was just talking to a Kevin)

    August 8, 2013

  • NT K.

    Thanks to Kevin from GILT and all for the opportunity! Was fun

    August 8, 2013

  • Desiree F.

    Great meetup!

    August 8, 2013

  • Yusuke M.

    That was a very good night!

    August 8, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Cannot wait to see the videos! When will they be posted?

    August 8, 2013

  • Wes

    Interesting pitches, Space was ok, Audio was poor, tough to hear mic

    August 8, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Also, the lighting needs to be better. The only way the pitchers could be seen is if they stood in the light of the overhead projector.

      August 8, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Great venue, great crowd. Lots of good pitches, an excellent speaker and made some good contacts. Looking forward to going again!

    August 7, 2013

  • Leonardo G.

    Looking forward to attend. Also, hoping to meet a developer to co found my Idea! :)

    August 6, 2013

  • Mikael H.

    I would like to pitch please. Thank you!

    August 6, 2013

  • Ramone S.

    I look forward to attending

    August 6, 2013

  • Shahen U.

    Something came up and cannot attend anymore. :( Will definitely see you all next time!

    August 5, 2013

  • Meredith

    Hi Cynthia (and everyone)! We do have a location, and I apologize for the oversight in not posting it earlier... We'll be at Connolly's and we've been hosted there a few times before. Everyone seemed to really like this venue - it's spacious and very private (we'll have the 3rd floor to ourselves) with a large screen and good audio system. We look forward to seeing everyone and having fun hearing some great startup pitches on Wednesday! Have a pleasant weekend...

    August 2, 2013

    • Rafi C.

      Thanks for the info Meredith. How do I know if I'm confirmed to pitch?

      August 2, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Hey Rafi. Enjoyed your demo at NYC Tech Startup Demo Night!

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    When do we expect to have a location set?

    August 2, 2013

  • Donald C.

    I run an app development company. Always looking for new ideas and excited to meet everyone.

    July 29, 2013

  • Abimanyu S.

    Anyone here like video games? Im interested in starting a video game review website, that focuses on reviewing the value of video games, as opposed to reviewing quality (like all/most websites). Hope to meet some gamers at the event :)

    July 30, 2013

  • David L. K.

    David L. Kay MA developer of "PerfectingThePitch" on-line software the helps you define, refine and perfect your pitch.

    July 29, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I am developing a concept for a better way to learn online, liberate learning from the classroom, and make learners the masters of their own learning.

    July 23, 2013

  • Shahen U.

    Hi, I am working on a location-based service for video gamers. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    July 21, 2013

  • vero v.

    I am helping individuals and families to secure their financial future...ask me how

    July 13, 2013

  • Kiki B.

    I am a CPA, specializing in Small Business and Start Ups

    1 · July 11, 2013

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