This afternoon session (1:45pm – 3:45pm) gives entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to fine tune their pitch in a non-competitive environment to seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors.
Founders or would-be founders pitch and get immediate feedback on their ideas.
This process is repeated up to five times to different small groups where entrepreneurs get to make corrections perfecting their pitch and their presentation style all while gaining helpful feedback and meeting others who can help. Those who pitch range from individuals who have been thinking over an idea, to CEOs of companies preparing to go into the investor arena for funding.
All presenters are winners here as each presenter gets to pitch five times in succession to five different small groups of interested listeners. This enables participants to perfect their pitch, making changes on the fly and testing ideas on ways to better convey their stories. The exposure to five different audiences provides small group dynamics and facilitates receiving helpful feedback on each pitch. Also entrepreneurs potentially make new connections with people who can help them on their startup journey.