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Are You Serious?

  • Sep 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The Hatchery opens its doors to a fast paced New York style pitch event.

Hatchery style honesty. In ways others may be too polite to share. It's what you need to hear about your startup, covering marketing, finance, technology, business, presentation, and more.









What's the point?

1. Pitching practice
2. Honest feedback about your company

How it works:

1. RSVP to attend

2. We accept pitches on a rolling basis and select five companies to pitch at each AYS event. We strongly advise that you attend an event prior to submitting your pitch

3. If you would like to pitch, send materials in advance to: [masked]
- we need PowerPoint and executive summary
- deadline is 1 week before the event
- file naming: company name (1 word), underscore, deck or summary
ex. hatchery_deck.ppt, hatchery_summary.doc
- put both documents in 1 email, do not send separately

4. We will not wait for the guests to arrive. Doors open at 6pm. The event begins  at 6:30pm and ends at 8:30pm.

5. It will be FAST!

6. There is no Q&A. We can talk after the event.

5 minute entrepreneur pitch
5 minute panel critique

The Powerpoint:
Please address all of these eleven points in your slides:
1. your team
2. what your product/service does
3. what issue/pain is it looking to solve/address
4. what is the solution
5. what is the addressable market
6. what is the competitive landscape
7. any current customer/client/pilot pipeline
8. what is the revenue stream/source
9. what are your financial projections
10. how much are you looking for in investment
11. what will you do with the money, how will it be spent

Entrepreneurs who take this seriously will absolutely benefit.

Advance tickets $10; Day of $20; At door $20

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  • Agassi

    Thank you Yao-I enjoyed the evening. I come from a different industry but have been pitching ideas for about 20 years. One of the things that we may be missing is understanding what the investors want to see. Last night the approach was fine-tuning pitches but one can have an amazingly well packaged idea-if it doesn't align with investors mindset-there is no point.
    When ideas resonate it has less to do with how well-brushed they are but how they trigger investors interest. Having pitched hundreds of concepts I have to say that well prepped deck is just part of it. so how would a person pitching know what an investors favorite color is. how to research that and prep. accordingly.
    good item to debate, don't you think?

    September 19, 2013

  • Leo Z.

    Great Pitches and valuable insight shared. Thanx to Yao, the Panel & Chadbourne & Park for hosting a exceptional @Meetup

    1 · September 18, 2013

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