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Network & Apply to Pitch with SV Investors@BLD Capital, Newport Beach

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BLD Capital

20377 SW Acacia St Newport Beach, CA 92660 · Newport Beach, ca

How to find us

i am available via text on 415-305-5456

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This is a paid event. Quick Tix:

PitchForce is coming to SoCal!

PitchForce is a Silicon Valley based weekly event for early stage high- tech startup entrepreneurs to get a chance to deliver a 4-minute elevator pitch to a panel of seasoned VCs and angel investors. We are holding our first event in SoCal at BLD Capital in Newport Beach on Thursday, August 23.

Investor panelists include.

Ray Chan: K5 Ventures, TCA Orange County & ACE Fund

Dean Rosenberg: President TCA San Diego & ACE Fund

Garrett Gilbertson: BLD Capital, TCA & Band of Angels

Seng Oon Toh: Tamarisc Ventures


BLD Capital invests and incubates companies building defensible and scalable businesses. They partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are passionate and have deep domain expertise. BLD Capital provides founders with funding ranging from ($50-$500k) and works side-by-side to help launch and scale their new ventures. They differentiate themselves by providing more than just capital, actively working with entrepreneurs in all parts of their businesses that need additional resources.

BLD Capital's principal is Doug Pak a serial entrepreneur whose companies generate nearly $180 million in annual revenues.

PitchForce is sponsored by PeopleConnect, a 19-year-old high tech startup recruiting firm which features an extremely unique Employees Without Paycheck model thereby allowing startups to add great people willing to work for options only for the first three months of their employment.

Producing the event is Max Shapiro, CEO of PeopleConnect, who has been hosting monthly pitch events for the past 10 years,).


Presenters are chosen on a first come first served basis, and only 10 startup entrepreneurs are allowed to pitch at each event. There is no charge for presenters. In order to present, please must send their exec summary and pitch deck to [masked]

If accepted, presenters will receive instructions on the 8 key points to cover in your pitch, as well as a sample pitch. Pitches will be reviewed by the PitchForce team prior to the event, to make sure that you are delivering a message that will resonate with the panel.

In the first hour of PitchForce, presenting companies will have a demo table to showcase their company to investors and guests. During this time attendees, will vote for their favorite companies. The top five companies will present to a panel of Angels and VC’s and one bottom five company will be chosen by our panel to come back in as a wild card. The panel makes this decision after the bottom five companies present their 1-minute elevator pitch.

The six selected companies will deliver a 4-minute presentation followed by 4-minutes of questions and answers and 4-minutes of feedback. The panel then votes on a scale of 1-5.


If you’re interested in attending and not pitching, please purchase a Regular Ticket with the link above. If you choose not to purchase a ticket online, you can pay with cash or credit at the door. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [masked] We look forward to seeing you there!


If you feel that you’re not quite ready to pitch, or if you are not ready for possible investment or just wanting to network with startup CEOs and Angels, this is a great event for you to attend. You’ll observe and learn what’s important to potential investors and how to pitch successfully in a short period of time.


Our Refund Policy: Credit may be applied to a future event at the discretion of the Organizer.

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