TheFunded.com Open Letter
Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2012-01-04
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Editor's Note: I hope you all had a great New Year’s.
In preparation for the Founder Showcase last Friday we released a collection of our favorite resources for pitching to investors. This led to an article on TechCrunchby our friend Robin Wauters, where we asked startups to submit their best 1-sentence pitches for the chance to win a future article on the site. Amazingly, this led to over 670 submissions, but more importantly, a really interesting pitch-critiquing discussion in the comments section. If you have a few minutes, check out the submissions and discussion at the bottom of the original article, and review the pitches that won the contest here as well. I bet it will get you thinking about your ideas in new ways.
- Jonathan Greechan (@jonnystartup)
Inside the Founder Institute
Our Favorite #Startup VC Pitching Resources. Through both the Founder Showcase and the Founder Institute we come across a lot of great stuff, but here are what we consider to be the best of the best on the subject of pitching to VCs.
Great Discussions on TheFunded:
Areas that are Ready for Big Innovation in 2012
How to Survive Your First Year as an Entrepreneur
[James Altucher via TechCrunch]
New York City Startup Ideation Bootcamp
Date/Location: January 11, 2012: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: New York, NY
Description: In just three hours the Founder Institute will help you improve your startup ideas,startup idea, improve your pitching skills, and recruit potential cofounders.
9th Founder Showcase
Date/Location: January 19, 2011: 3:30 PM-9:00 PM: Mountain View, CA
Description: The Founder Showcase brings together leading investors, founders, and press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup company to greatness. The 9th Founder Showcase will take place in Mountain View, and only hold 275 people. Guests will be treated to a keynote speech from a top technology investor or CEO, and drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging companies competing in a Demo Table Competition. This event has sold out the last six times, so register today. Founder Insight readers get 25% off using the code 'insightful'.
Women 2.0 PITCH Competition 2012
Date/Location: February 14, 2011: Mountain View, CA
Description: The full-day conference will be the only platform that unites the entire ecosystem to nurture and support the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space - women - as creators and consumers. Over 800 investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers will be exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation and discussing "nuts & bolts" solutions through case studies. Founder Insight readers get 10% off using the code 'FOUNDER'.
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