Are you serious?

  • November 12, 2009 · 6:00 PM
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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 will be what you need to hear about your startup covering marketing, finance, technology, business, presentation..... This has been the Hatchery Dry Run process initiated to all Hatchery companies chosen for the main event. We are opening to everyone.
Review committee:
David Blumenstein - Managing Partner, Hatchery
Jay Levy - Principal, Zelkova Ventures
Bill Reinisch - XIV River Consulting
Scott Gingold - Director, Strategy at Hatchery
What's the point? 1. A chance to pitch at the main event 2. Pitching practice 3. Honest feedback about your company
How it works: 1. RSVP to attend 2. 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. 3. Day of the event, sign up at the desk for the order. It is first come, first serve. We are taking the first 8. 4. We are not waiting for the guests to arrive. Doors open at 6pm. It starts at 6:30pm-8:30pm. 5. It will be FAST! 6. There is no Q&A. We can talk after the event.
Format: 5 minute entrepreneur pitch 5 minute panel critique booze
The Powerpoint: Please include all these things 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. Oh, and the booze should make this more interesting?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    These meetings are invigorating, harsh, encouraging, and ultimately REAL! I am hooked on the million-dollar advice and priceless motivation.

    November 18, 2009

  • Lior C.

    Very interesting model. Definitely enjoyed the insights from the panel.

    November 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a very helpful and focused event. The only criticism I have is that there is nothing but soda to drink (how about a pitcher of water?) and there is too much pizza. I think it goes to waste. They could let people take the pizza home with them, if there are left overs. We are entrepreneurs. Some of us live on ramen noodles. We could feed ourselves for a couple days on the pizza.

    November 13, 2009

  • Ilya Z.

    As always great format and great presenters and feedback.

    November 13, 2009

  • amelia m.

    This was one of the most amazing meeting I have even been to in my career as an entrepreneur. I learned so much. I loved how tough and honest the panel was. Yao thank you for creating this forum. I learned so much that I have never learned spending almost 100 times what I spent tonight. After the event I met some of the panel members and their sincerity to help was amazing. I learned tonight that I have a lot more research to do before I present my company. However I also learned that I am right on target with how I present my project. I look forward to my opportunity to present my company. THANK YOU!

    November 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a great forum.

    November 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun, instructive, great people

    November 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    November 8, 2009

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