Pitching Events & Opportunities

Ready, set, pitch! Join us for an array of events for startups of all stages.

Angel Pitch [Monthly]

  • Learn first-hand how to raise capital in today’s market. Even if you don’t want to pitch, this event will help you understand what investors’ value in pitches, and provides a chance to network with investors. Entrepreneurs not yet ready to pitch may attend to pick up valuable tips.
  • During the workshop, entrepreneurs present a two-minute pitch, which is followed by four minutes of Q&A and four minutes of feedback from the panel of investors. startup marketing experts.

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
[Monthly in SF]

  • Learn first-hand how to raise capital in today’s market. Even if you don’t want to pitch, this event will help you understand what investors’ value in pitches, and provides a chance to network with investors. Entrepreneurs not yet ready to pitch may attend to pick up valuable tips.
  • During the workshop, entrepreneurs present a two-minute pitch, which is followed by four minutes of Q&A and four minutes of feedback from the panel of investors and startup marketing experts.

Series A Pitch — The 30 minute Mentor

Chair: Jay Prakash, Management Consultant & Start-up Mentor; President, Strategic Focus

The Series A pitching event is a great opportunity for young companies seeking Series A funding to present their business to a panel of highly regarded VC’s. Typically, a company looking for such funding would have made some progress in terms of market acceptance of their products or services. They also would have a team in place, perhaps received an angel round or two and have some revenues or beta customers.

The company focus can be either in Hardware, Software or Services. Excluded are companies focused on Semiconductors and Pharmaceuticals.

Building the Perfect Pitch: Presenting to VC Firms Workshop

Coach: Dr. Ronald Weissman, Venture Partner, Apax Partners, Band of Angels

  • After you’ve won them over with your Elevator Pitch and you are invited in to present to the partners in a VC firm, what are you supposed to do? Your company’s presentation is the single most important fundraising document. Learn the key “must have” elements in a perfect pitch, along with the disqualifying red flags. Learn how to keep the investors’ attention and interest.
  • This “Company Presentation” workshop is for CEOs and other executives responsible for crafting and delivering the company’s core presentation to VC firms who have invited them in.

Elevator Pitch Workshop

Coach: Bill Reichert: Managing Partner, Garage Technology Ventures

  • Learning how to clearly articulate a business proposition in a way that excites others is one of the most important skills an entrepreneur must master. Learn the must-have elements of an elevator pitch — along with what to say to arouse interest and what will turn off potential investors, why time is critical, how to keep the listener engaged, mistakes to avoid, how to get to wow!
  • This is a highly interactive workshop. Participants will craft and share their versions of the key components of their elevator pitches and will be critiqued by investor-coaches and other participants.

Demo Pitch Workshop: Dynamic Demo

Dr. Ronald Weissman, Venture Partner, Apax Partners, Band of Angels

  • An entrepreneur can’t wait to demo the product. A great demo can excite investors and make them want to learn more. A bad demo can be a serious turn-off. Learn the elements of a great demo and the common, avoidable mistakes that many make. Turn dull technical drill downs into dazzling, compelling demonstrations.
  • CEOs will demo their products and will receive feedback on how to craft the right demo from a panel of VC and startup marketing experts.

To sign up for any of these recurring events, please visit our Events page.

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June Riley
CEO, VC Taskforce
650-776-1040

E-mail: june@vctaskforce.com