1st Pitch Presents a New Event Format: “Coached Competition”
Have you ever wanted to know how great startup companies have evolved, developed, and improved their pitching skills?
In our new format, two or three companies will receive coaching from a MABA investor prior to competing at the live 1st Pitch event. Their pre-coaching pitch will be recorded and later presented to the audience, just prior to their “new and improved” live pitch. After the presentations, a panel of the coaches and the entrepreneurs will take questions, while the audience votes on “Best in Show”. This new format will allow audience members to see what areas the companies improved on and how they were able to make a more effective pitch.
The 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “Meet with Investors” roundtable discussion, between 4:30 – 5:30pm for academics and entrepreneurs. The investors at the roundtable will discuss the investment process, things to do and to avoid, and things investors look for in an investment opportunity. Please select the “yes” for roundtable option during checkout should you like to attend.
1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), (http://www.bioangels.net), a NY-based life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.
Presenting at 1st Pitch Life Science allows early stage life science entrepreneurs to:
- Try out a pitch where no money is immediately at stake
- Hear what investors and audience members think of their presentation and opportunity
- Receive early, constructive feedback from knowledgeable and experienced industry people (including representatives from Mid Atlantic Bio Angels)
- Potentially connect with advisors/mentors and other team members who may be interested in supporting the company’s efforts and adding value at an early stage
Remember, there is no downside – no investor rejection, no lost opportunities, just good advice and potential connections that a company can use to improve its strategy and presentation.
Next 1st Pitch in New York: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at Rockefeller University from 5:30-8:30 pm (photo ID required for check-in).
There will be a poster session prior to the presentations! The first 10 presenting applications we receive will be guaranteed a poster presentation. If you are interested in only presenting a poster, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to attend the event here.