Robin Rowe hosts startups pitchfest and venture experts panel on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 6:30pm to 9pm
By Robin Rowe
LOS ANGELES, CA (Venture Hollywood) 2018/10/1 – Free event monthly in Los Angeles with startup founders practicing their pitches in front of a savvy venture audience with Santa Monica New Tech.
Free! Limited space! RSVP now…
Venture Experts Panel
Before the pitches, I lead a panel of celebrity venture experts who offer insights on venture capital or how to pitch better. Startup founders who want to pitch apply beforehand. Pitching is also free.
I ask the venture experts what they do, what they think of today’s market, and then open it to the audience for Q&A. Discussion ranges from suggestions how to pitch investors, how to launch a business, how to sell. Depending upon the expert, topics may range from seed, mid, M&A, buyout, film, ICO, PPM, international trade, crypto, to legal. Speakers stay for pitches as they wish.
5877 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, California 90016
Parking: From West Jefferson and Rodeo, head north on Jefferson half a block. Take alley east into parking lots and keep going east. Pass the lot for Spin Master. Turn south into the alley that leads to the back of Phase Two. There are also a few spots in front of Phase Two on Rodeo.
- 6:30 Check-in
- 7-8pm Venture Panel (Intro, audience Q&A)
- 8-9pm Startup Pitches (6 x 10 minutes each)
- 9pm+ Mixer on the Patio
- Credo360 – Irakliy Khaburzaniya
- Kindred Quarters/KNDRD.io – Christine McDannell
- SharedChain – Luke Ho-Hyung Lee
- Chedr – Rigo Garcia
- ZoomAdmin – Michael Paltayan
- Goalkeeper – Valerie Alexander
To participate as audience, RSVP. To be a presenter, see Secret to Becoming a Pitchfest Presenter. I also lead a weekly Open Coffee for venture enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome. Female and minority entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to join us.
New Tech is one of the largest associations for startups on Meetup.com, with over 31,000 members and active chapters in Santa Monica, London and Paris. Each month for the last six years New Tech has invited half a dozen startups to experience pitching to our sophisticated venture audience of founders, professionals and investors.
Statistically speaking, it takes 50+ pitches before a CEO succeeds in raising funds for his or her startup. While investors come to our events, some incognito, the point of pitching is not to immediately land an investor. Nobody writes a check on the first meeting. It’s to hone pitches and start building brand awareness. If you’re a presenter, the good news is only 49 pitches to go! For the rest of us, there’s plenty to be learned by watching others pitch.
Anyone who wants to reach Robin Rowe, connect with me on LinkedIn. Reach out to me there if you want to be a presenter at a future pitchfest. To be considered, presenters send us a copy of their deck, which at a minimum has the following as the first five slides. Title slide has company name and a tag line describing what the company does. Next four slides are: “Team”, “Problem”, “Solution”, “Technology”.