• PitchFest2014
May 14, 2014

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh's Annual Elevator Pitch Fest


As a culmination of our ’13-’14 programming season, our May 14th event will be entirely focused on pitches. We will be giving technologists/entrepreneurs/founding teams the opportunity to get some exposure for their business--but more importantly to make connections to prospective C-level management, adviser/mentors, funders, employees, and others.

For this event, we will have both a Speed Round of 90-second elevator pitches without slides, and a Final Round of five-minute pitches with PowerPoint slides. An audience vote will be used to determine which of the Speed Round pitchers will be selected to do the Final Round pitches.

A panel of investors and seasoned entrepreneurs will provide feedback on the Speed Round pitches and will engage with the Final Round pitchers to provide detailed feedback.


Date:

Wednesday, May 14th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm


Location:

Duquesne University

Wolfe Lecture Hall in the Bayer Hall Building

(located on the corner of Bluff Street and McAnulty Street)

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(Parking is available in the Forbes Avenue Garage – 600 Forbes Ave.)

Prizes:

• An invitation to pitch your business to the Blue Tree Allied Angels 

C-Leveled: Funding prep “light” package. This includes 10-12 hours of service with face-to-face consulting and a high-level financial plan and presentation deck. (Total value: $1,500)

Cherin Law Offices: The first-place winner will receive four hours of legal services regarding start-up, structuring, capital strategy, licensing, employees, and other legal matters. (Total value: $1,500), not redeemable for cash or transferable. The second-place team will receive two hours of legal consultation. (Total value: $600)

Berardi Group LLC: One hour of marketing counsel over coffee

Achieving Sales Results: One hour of sales expertise and advice from Bruce Smith

• 
A year’s free subscription to Foundersuite (a $500 value). Foundersuite is a collection of 5 productivity tools and 70+ templates for entrepreneurs.

• One hour of strategic consultation, Kickstarter video concept development and script development from PMI Digital.

   
How to Apply: 

We will pre-select a number of groups to make their pitch at the event based on an application process.

Applications can be found here
and must be submitted to mitefp.programdirector@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. May 8th.

• Selected pitchers will be notified on May 9th.

• PowerPoint presentations must be submitted by all selected pitchers by noon on May 12th.


Moderator:

Jack Mason  |  Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, Duquesne University


Panelists/Judges:


Larry Miller  |  Executive in Residence, Innovation Works

Don Morrison  |  Chairman of Deal Flow, BlueTree Allied Angels

Mike Stubler  |  Managing Director and Co-founder, Draper Triangle Ventures


Bobby Zapalla  |  
CEO/Co-founder, Thrill Mill, Inc.

 

To attend and watch the event- Register here

$25 General Admission
$20 Student Admission

Registration and Networking: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Program: 
6:30 - 8:00 pm


Thanks to our event sponsors:

 


 
 
 



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As a culmination of our ’13-’14 programming season, our May 14th event will be entirely focused on pitches. We will be giving technologists/entrepreneurs/founding teams the opportunity to get some exposure for their business--but more importantly to make connections to prospective C-level management, adviser/mentors, funders, employees, and others.

For this event, we will have both a Speed Round of 90-second elevator pitches without slides, and a Final Round of five-minute pitches with PowerPoint slides. An audience vote will be used to determine which of the Speed Round pitchers will be selected to do the Final Round pitches.

A panel of investors and seasoned entrepreneurs will provide feedback on the Speed Round pitches and will engage with the Final Round pitchers to provide detailed feedback.

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