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The Wind-Up and the Pitch!

  • Sep 21, 2015 · 6:00 PM

It's on like DonkeyKong for the first annual  #StartupJax+JaxCOE pitch competition! 

Pitching is a critical skill for any entrepreneur, but one that is hard to really get right. We're providing the opportunity for 4 select #StartupJax and JaxCOE members to show off their skills and get true feedback from their peers...you! 

We've invited two new local angel investors, along with our own Al Emerick, to be our judges along with attendees rating pitches from clarity of message, innovative idea and funding potential. Each person will have 15 minutes total, 5 minutes to pitch and 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience and judges. 

The winner as agreed by the judges will receive two tickets to the conference and a free booth to promote their business at the 2015 JaxCOE Jacksonville Innovation Connection Conference October 23rd! (learn more at www.jaxcoe.org/conference)

The presenters for the night:

- Justin Zhou - IvyCreativeLabs 
- Vince Wallace - Kennected 
- Micheal DelCharco - BedderCovers
- Bill Guiney - Artic Solar

Agenda for the night:

- 6:00 - Attendees will arrive and have a chance to network until about 6:30pm
- 6:30 - We'll kickoff the meetup with a few minutes of introductions from the leaders of #StartupJax
- 6:40 - Presenter 1 - 5mins to present 10mins Q/A
- 6:55 - Presenter 2 - 5mins to present 10mins Q/A
- 7:10 - Presenter 3 - 5mins to present 10mins Q/A
- 7:25 - Presenter 4 - 5mins to present 10mins Q/A
- 7:40 - Closing/Networking

We hope you'll come out and support your fellow entrepreneurs and maybe pick up some tips on giving a great pitch. 

As always, Ignite will be providing pizza and beer, so come out and support the ones around us.

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  • Anthony C.

    Hi everyone, we just uploaded some photos from this event http://www.meetup.com/startupjax/photos/26441350/ thanks to amazing Mr. Nik Fusilero of NOCO (nocoawol.co) - enjoy and we'll see everyone soon. Have a killer week.

    1 · September 28, 2015

    • Vince #RideandCrawl W.

      Awesome! Thanks again for the opportunity to pitch Kenected.com at Ignite! Great experience! Very valuable feedback..

      1 · September 28, 2015

  • Dana G.

    I really enjoyed the presentations and a chance to connect with the up & coming startup community here in my new city! Looking forward to future MeetUps!

    2 · September 22, 2015

  • Justin Z.

    Thanks again to Ignite for giving us the chance to present. It was a great experience and we were blown away by the crowd. The feedback from everyone was invaluable and we are looking forward to the next meetup.

    2 · September 22, 2015

  • Matthew B.

    awesome work guys!

    1 · September 22, 2015

  • Bob D.

    Very nice and well attended. The 4 companies chosen to present were impressive

    2 · September 22, 2015

  • Dwayne R. B.

    Perfect place to meet new people to help you with your startup idea and pitch.

    1 · September 22, 2015

  • Anthony C.

    Great job to all the presenters last night. Thank you again to Jim and Al for your time and providing solid feedback to the presenters. We'll see everyone at the JaxCOE 2015 Innovation Connection Conference October 23rd! (learn more at www.jaxcoe.org/conference)

    2 · September 22, 2015

  • Pandurang Y.

    It was great meetup, looking forward for more of similar in coming days.

    1 · September 21, 2015

  • Anthony C.

    Hi everyone we announced the presenters!!!! Check out the details to see who will be there. Thank you to everyone who was willing to step share with the group - we really appreciate it :-D

    2 · September 16, 2015

  • Justin Z.

    Hi, Anthony. We are a startup based in Gainesville, FL and have developed a water and soap free device that cleans and kills all odor for all of household items you cannot wash (shoes, pet beds, comforters, athletic gear). We would love to have the opportunity to give a presentation and get some feedback. We're definitely interested into helping open up the bridge between startups in Jacksonville and here in Gainesville.

    1 · September 15, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Sweet. Love connecting with new groups in the region. Your name is in the running for Monday. We'll be announcing tomorrow.

      1 · September 15, 2015

  • William G.

    I'm in it to win.

    1 · September 12, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Great. Can you send me a bit more information about your business at my email anthony @ IgniteWithUs.com? A sentence or two is fine. We'll announce the presenters in just a few days.

      September 13, 2015

    • William G.

      OK, here it comes.

      September 14, 2015

  • Vince #RideandCrawl W.

    I would def like to pitch..

    September 12, 2015

  • Elizabeth P.

    Why is this on the same night as wpjax? Ugh! Have to go to that one as I lead that group!

    September 13, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Apologies, Elizabeth. When we originally booked the date and started reaching out to investors to judge there were no other events colliding. After we finally rallied all the parties together and launched to the community, it looks like we were a bit late and now there are 4 business events happening the same night in downtown. It's an awesome problem to have for Jax, but stinks it forces people to choose. Our October and November events are already scheduled, so I hope that helps planning for future events. Have a great rest of the week!

      September 13, 2015

  • Michael D.

    Put my name in the hat! I'd love to pitch Bedder Covers! It is an innovative truck bed cover. Like plastic wrap for your truck bed. Check it out @beddercovers or www.beddercovers.com

    September 13, 2015

  • Patrick O.

    I'm a little past start-up funding pitch, but I think that makes Futura Solar that much more interesting.

    1 · September 12, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Just to be clear - are you putting your name in the hat to pitch that night?

      September 13, 2015

    • Patrick O.

      Pitching for Sales seems to be all I do lately. Independent partners also, as a Patent Licensing operation Capital is not the focus. Changing the world is.

      September 13, 2015

  • Patrick O.

    Anthony, sorry about being initially clumsy with Meet Up, but yes. It seems that all I do is follow the Retired Exec's advice and pitch. But I'm looking less for Equity and more for Sales and independent Partners who can use this system with their client lists.

    September 13, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to tell everyone about my product,which everyone seems to like... Its a 2lb log which dissolves slowly in water, and stops Mosquitos from becoming adults.

    1 · September 12, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Mosquitos ruined more than 1 Boy Scout camping trip for me, so I totally get it. Your name is in the hat, and we'll announce the presenters in just a few days.

      September 13, 2015

  • Jumora R. C.

    Sounds like fun.

    September 12, 2015

  • Ed B.

    I'm down to pitch!

    1 · September 10, 2015

    • Anthony C.

      Alright sir....your name is in the hat. We'll announce the presenters in just a few days. - Party on Garth.

      September 12, 2015

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