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TechLaunch continues to shake things up with an open and participatory BullPen Pitch model to replace the traditional Investor Pitch, where the Startup is sequestered after pitching so the Panel can debate the merits of investing, behind closed doors. With this model, everybody and everything stays in the room. ALL event attendees benefit from:
· Networking with Entrepreneurs & Investors
· Delivering Live Feedback to Presenting Startups
· Witnessing a Real & Professional Investor Pitch
· Participating in the Interaction Between Startups & Investors
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: The 2/12 Morris Tech Meetup will be held at the Science Building, Room 11. Here's a schematic map of FDU Florham Campus - https://www.fdu.edu/campuses/florham-campus/maps-directions/schematic-map/
This is a rare opportunity for our community to not only witness what goes into a real entrepreneur pitch-to-investor event but to actually be an active participant with the ability to shape the outcome of the pitch itself!
There are NO fees or equity for Startups to apply. The selected tech ventures get mentoring, and the WINNER gets a guaranteed pitch opportunity at Jumpstart NJ Angel Network and Tech Council Ventures II as well a $15,000 of valuable professional services from Gibbons Law, Withum, Gearhart Law, and Casabona Ventures.
Applicants are presently being screened for mentoring and the opportunity to pitch at the next BullPen at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus.
The TechLaunch BullPen pitch competition is ideal for early stage tech startup companies that have post Tech Accelerator experience, high growth potential, an experienced team, a demonstrated Minimum Viable Product (MVP), at least one potential customer who is prepared to pay for your product, an investment of 6-12 months of sweat equity and seed capital already raised, and who are looking to raise $50K to $500K in funding.
STARTUPS APPLY TO PITCH at http://bit.ly/2wfNjWV.
TO BE IN THE AUDIENCE, it is FREE, but you must RSVP through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2rZQzIV.
4:30 - 5:00 PM: Registration/Pizza/Networking
5:00 - 5:15 PM: Introductions
5:15 - 7:30 PM: BullPen Program (3-4 Investor Pitches)
7:30 - TBD: Winner's Announced & Networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors.
The series of “BullPen” pitch events (similar in concept to “Shark Tank”) is where a select handful of (3-4) tech startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and mixed audience.
Each presenting team is screened, mentored and prepared to make a 10-minute Investor type presentation to a panel of 4 Investors and successful Entrepreneurs.
The audience is encouraged to participate in the 7 minute Q & A session. Afterwards, the Investor panel will have 7 minutes to provide constructive feedback.
So who will attend the BullPen?
A) Three to four Presenting Tech Startup Companies mentored and selected to pitch at BullPen
B) Four Judge Panel Members, representing successful Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. (Judges TBA > http://bit.ly/2rZQzIV)
C) Mixed Audience from TechLaunch, Morris Tech, FDU and the greater Business Communities