If you have attended a 1st Pitch Life Science event in the past, you have heard what happens after a startup company presents to an investor group. But it is one thing to talk about a pitch, and quite another thing to deliver it. Wouldn’t it be nice if the investors had to pitch, for a change? Better yet, wouldn’t it be nice if they had to pitch your company?
In our new format, “Beat the Angels”, 1st Pitch Life Science would like to give two companies the opportunity to compete for the chance to go head to head with the investors – with the company’s own presentation. That’s right. Two applicants will be selected to present, answer audience questions, and receive feedback from the investor panel. But then, the audience will vote for which company presentation will be reworked and presented by the investors. The audience will then get to vote for the better presentation – the company’s original presentation, or the investors’ rendition. (As a reward for participation, both presenting companies will receive a copy of their reworked presentations.)
Think you have what it takes to Beat the Angels? If so, please fill out the application below, and submit along with a final version of your presentation deck to email@example.com.
1st Pitch Life Science has been organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (www.bioangels.net)), a life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who know they may be too early to seek investment but 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: February 22nd, 2018 at Memorial Sloan Kettering from 5:30-8:30 pm.
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.
This 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “meet with investors” roundtable discussion, between 4:30 – 5:30 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. Select “attending roundtable” option during registration to participate.