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Pitch Your Startup!

Pitch your startup at StartupIE's first meetup at the brand new Coworking Space! Pitch your startup, startup idea or fledgling startup. 

If you haven't been to a meetup yet, this isn't one to miss! Come out to watch the fun! The last time we did this, we had a great turnout and great pitches!


You will get 2 minutes to Pitch your startup or idea. There will be 1 minute for any questions from the judges immediately after. The 2 minutes will be strict and we will cut you off beyond that. Please practice your pitch to be under the 2 minute mark!

If you have visuals please bring them. If you have powerpoint or keynote, please email them to [masked] as both a PDF and the original format. I will load them up on my machine. You won't be able to use your own machine in the interest of time.

See you there! There are some good prizes and it should be a fun event!


Benjamin Mueller - Ben builds startup communities and is one of the core founders of the non-profit making waves in Riverside's Tech Scene -

Elmer Thomas - Elmer is SendGrid's hacker in residence and former longtime west coast developer evangelist. He's been with SendGrid since it's early days in Riverside.

Vincent McCoy - Vincent is responsible for operations and program development at Southern California's Small Business Development center. He works to bring young businesses to the area.


SendGrid - Scott Motte of SendGrid will be briefly demoing SendGrid, and giving away a 23andme DNA kit for the SendGrid demo prize.

Maven2.0 - Ralph Richardson of Maven2.0 will be briefly demoing his services, and giving away a 2 hour session for the business model canvas for the Maven2.0 demo prize.

TriTech - Mark Mitchell of TriTech will be briefly demoing TriTech's services, and giving away 1 hr of one-on-one startup consulting.


As you can see this will be a really great event. At our last pitch night we had over 20 pitches! Plus, a lot of great people met each other and potentially new startups were formed! Come get involved, make your pitch, and hang out. Even if you don't want to pitch, you can come and watch.

Also, after party to follow at Proabition Restaurant!

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  • Jay

    Hey Guys,

    If any of you are interested in working with me on a WordPress multi-site project please send me an email at [masked].

    I need a skilled WP developer who is also familiar with Section 508 Handicap Accessibility (or who is able to become familiar). Familiarity with Unix/Apache would also be a plus.


    You can also call me at[masked]x1


    October 1, 2013

    • Kay

      Im working on WP Multisite. Im learning of all the possibilities with the new plugins, but not too familiar with coding. I can probably comment on a broader level if you have any questions.

      February 22, 2014

  • John R.

    I would like to know more about what & StartupIE have in common or what is there a connection.
    The meeting was great lots of things happening meet some new people. Learned some new things.

    September 27, 2013

    • Conley R.

      John, StartupIE is a community organization of technologists and entrepreneurs. Riverside.IO is a non-profit co-working space. Many of the founders of Riverside.IO are members of StartupIE and graciously hosted last night's meetup. Hope that helps!

      September 27, 2013

    • John R.

      Yes, thanks for the break down.

      September 27, 2013

  • Jermaine R.

    Great meet up I encourage all entrepreneurs to come out and pitch new business ideas.

    September 27, 2013

  • Jade

    Friendly people and interesting ideas! Highly recommended!

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I just joined the group yesterday and not ready for an idea pitch. Is it okay to just to chk it out tonight?

    September 26, 2013

  • Ray

    I'm a web engineer & consultant new to the area. I'm looking forward to and the scene! I'd like to me with like minded entrepreneurs & engineers.

    September 22, 2013

  • Jade

    Re: Proabition Restaurant Afterparty
    You can get a $10 gift card for signing up for their mailing list (requires $20 to be spent):

    September 21, 2013

  • Terrell G.

    Looking forward to checking out

    September 12, 2013

  • Mot

    Awesome. That'd be great Gene!

    September 5, 2013

  • Gene S.

    Hey! Just coming to watch, maybe say a few words about progress...

    August 22, 2013

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