Startup Pitch Night - Pitch. Watch. Learn. Network! + Zac Pappis, DuckDuckGo.


J O I N  U S !

*  Pitch. Startup Pitch Night is the place to practice your 60-second pitch (Register to Pitch).

*  Watch. It's fun to watch pitches and provide audience feedback.

*  Learn. Our guest speakers cover relevant topics - Zac Pappis from DuckDuckGo.

*  Network. Mingle with lots of new people (50+).



6:00 - Networking, pizza, & refreshments!

6:45 - Brief introduction from the Organizers.

7:00 - 60 Second Pitches (approx. 20-40 people). Pitch feedback provided by: TBA.

7:30 - Guest Speaker - Zachary (Zac) Pappis, Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo, Inc.

8:00- Event wrap-up.

8:15 - Networking!


G U E S T   S P E A K E R

Presentation Title: "The User Experience of User Acquisition".

Zac Pappis leads marketing at DuckDuckGo, a search engine known for privacy, instant answers and less clutter.  Zac will provide an undoubtedly interesting, informative, and engaging presentation, entitled "The User Experience of User Acquisition".  His Presentation will be on user acquisition mistakes and methods. Also, he'll be touching on how DuckDuckGo handles user acquisition and community without tracking users.Founded by Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo has won many awards, including PCMag 100 Best Websites of 2011, TIME Best iPhone Apps of 2013, and Best Search Engine - Reader's Choice Awards.

Learn more about Zac on our website


P I T C H   F E E D B A C K   C O A C H



V E N U E   S P O N S O R

Venturef0rth LLC

417 North 8th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123


J O I N I N G  U S ?

A W E S O M E !  We've updated the following info - please read...

B E  S U R E  T O :

1.  RSVP FOR THE EVENT on at Startup Pitch Night. We must have your full name and the full names of all of your guests on our attendee list for building security.

2.  BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE at here via Paypal or at - before 5pm the day of the event (or) BRING CASH WITH YOU to the event.  Tickets are $10 per person online or at the door.

Important: To be admitted into the event, your full name must be on our attendee list.  All guests names must be on the list as well. You will need to bring gov-issued identification for verification at the venue check-point and for verification at our event check-in.


A B O U T   S P N

"Startup Pitch Night provides the proven platform for early stage startups to practice and improve their pitch.  Our goal is to make it fun to practice your pitch and to have it be in a fun and relaxed, supportive peer-driven environment."

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.

We look forward to meeting you!  Visit our site for info on "how it works" and how to prepare to practice your pitch at Startup Pitch Night.  See you there!

Website .


The nominal fee 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!


We appreciate your cooperation in updating your RSVP to be an accurate representation of whether you will attend.

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  • Hugh H.

    Sorry to say I'm unable to make tonight's event.

    July 31

  • Meredith M.

    Hi Randy! The time's been modified to 6pm rather than 6:30pm but please (to Everyone!) refrain from arriving before 6pm, as it is a venue that's to be completely available to their clients during working hours and we've agreed for the group to that understanding. For parking, there is a nice-sized lot extremely close to the building entrance and it's free. For public transit, the 47 bus goes up 7th St and down 8th St. You can view more details about our venue sponsor via the map on our site at Have a great week everyone! Meredith

    June 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    6:30 - Networking!

    7:00 - Brief introduction from the Organizers.

    I'm very interested in networking with 100+ people, that alone makes the $10 fee a bargain, but that might be a challenge in a half hour. Could doors open 'after work', 5:30?, for networking?

    June 11

  • Meredith M.

    Hi Randy! It just means bring your driver's license along with you to the event - as almost all of our venue sponsors have strict building security protocols - and of course for our event registration process. There may be some variance between events, but we relay and follow the same process with full names needed and ID, so everyone is assured of admittance into our event(s). Thanks for your question, others may be wondering. We'll post the Q&A on the website for future reference as well. Have a pleasant evening... Best regards, Meredith

    June 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      As you understand others may be wondering, thank you, I think, for me, adding "(valid drivers license or such)" to the description should cover it.

      June 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    ? ,, "You will need to bring gov-issued identification for verification at the venue check-point and for verification at our event check-in."

    ... can more details be posted?

    June 10

  • Joseph D.

    Just found this group - looking forward to meeting potential cofounder and/or general networking to give advice to other startups

    November 15, 2013

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