Our last pitch event was extremely well attended, we had over 100 attendees! We added a new twist this time, called StartupPOP Grand Prix. StartupPOP GrandPrix is a new kind of competition among the pitching startups. The winner received a certificate and a small pot of cash that comes from 5% of attendee payments. (about $100). The Attendees, participated along with startups in the voting. Only vote per startup, so no filling the ballot box! All anyone needed to vote was a Smartphone or Tablet. It was lots of fun and we’ll be sure to do it again soon!
February 2 · 6:00 PM
The Greenhouse Building
Please see below for additional pricing for VIPs and how to sign up to pitch. We also welcome back previous pitching companies.
Welcome back to The Greenhouse on Federal Highway in Boca Raton!
WHO: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Tech Community, Angel Investors, Tech Mentors, Venture Capital EXECs who have an interest in Real Estate Tech, MGRs, SPONSORS (see below).
WHAT: The Boca Raton Tech Start-Ups Meetup is running our 13th Tech Start-Up Pitch Night & Networking. Our intention is to assist local tech start-ups to pitch their tech product or service. A tech start-up can be looking for a variety of things like seed capital, tech partners, business partners, advisers, mentors or business leads. Attendees are welcome to stay and network afterwords. We are going to have several speakers to be announced prior to the pitch event.
WHEN: February 2 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Greenhouse, Boca Raton, 5301 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL
$25 – Regular Attendee
$35 – No RSVP, Pay At The Door
$50 – VIP “Service Provider”. If you are a marketer, web agency, lawyer, financial adviser, accountant or other service provider this is a great deal at a reasonable price. VIPs get their services mentioned at the beginning of the event! We will list you on StartupPOP.com as a service provider in our service provider directory. This is a GREAT VALUE!
$0 – FREE for Student/Volunteers – This is for college and high school students as well as volunteers helping at the event. This is the honor system, so we know who signs up for this.
$0 – FREE For Pitching Company Members. Pitching companies need to contact [email protected] for further instructions.
EVEN BIGGER SPONSORS: If you are a A LARGER SERVICE BUSINESS like a BIG WEB AGENCY, A LAW FIRM, A STARTUP CONSULTANT, ACCOUNTING, an INSURANCE PROVIDER, BROKER/DEALER or just LOVE THIS EVENT and want to support us fully and get the chance to have a booth/table or stand up and give an overview of your services, you can buy small to large SPONSORSHIPS from $300 to $600 for this event. The lowest end sponsorship for $300 will get your business listed on our Powerpoint presentation and on our handouts at the door. Get noticed by upgrading to a basic sponsor for only $300 or more and show your support for the tech community to keep running these events. In addition we offer national sponsorships as we grow into new cities. Please contact us for pricing at [email protected]
INCLUDES: Soft Drinks and Light Snacks.
PARKING: No cost
THE FORMAT: Between 5 and 10 local tech start-ups will be given up to 3 minutes (no pitch deck) to pitch their concept or product/service. There is networking before and after the event. Pitching companies can provide a short, no more than 4 pages of power point or PDFs, which we will display on a screen. There will be a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors who will be at the event. This panel will have a few moments to ask a few questions following each pitch.
PITCH DECK REQUIREMENT: We are requiring participants to fill out up a 1 to 4 page pitch deck. This pitch deck will be used for both pitching and for interested investors. This is required! Our limit is 4 pages! Remember this is a 3 minute pitch. The pitch deck must be landscape and a PDF file. You can go to this link here to review an example pitch deck.
The start-up companies pitching have up to 3 minutes to answer 5 common questions about their business:
What is their product/service?
What is their business model?
Size of the Market they serve?
How do they get to market or get traction?
What are they here looking for? Capital, Partners, Advisers, etc..
Potential Advisers, Mentors and Audience members will be asked to approach start-ups of interest after the event. We will list the companies which will pitch as we approach the pitch date.
Here is a list of some of the companies which participated in the past 13 tech start-up pitch events:
adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua TV, ArrestSOS, beTen, BCD Software, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, Counsel On The Go, DL Alert Pro, eCalypse, EvictionsPro, Everyware, Frelp, Friendly Reminders, GameMerce, Game Masters Solutions, Glince, Global Boat Works, GPS for Piano, HeadyFoods, Greet, Gyfu, Hello Show, iLumenfi, Jinglz, Kanyu, Liquidbricks, LunchMoney, Mission Tuition, MobiDox, Mrecruit, Neuromore, Pickk, Previte, Prom.ly, Prototype, Puppy Play Dates, House, Referrizer, Roizo, Sierra Lifestyle, Inc., Seyopa, SKY H2O, Smitz Laboratories Corp, SociallyBuzz, Stand4, Sygnol Analytics, Take Up Code, TapNSell, TGL Film, The Animal Social Network, Tinker University, TightTalk Electronics, ToneLive, TruVisibility, Tudor Ice Company, uRemix, UseMyBenefits.com, Vivarena, Young Makers Lab, Well Done Wood, Who Ya Got, Wiki Beach Real Estate, Zeekah and others.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
All the participants involved in StartupPOP are for-profit businesses. While we are for-profit businesses, we are still a group dedicated to enabling tech start-ups to get mentoring, guidance and capital (if necessary) they need in order get start started and get to revenue. So sponsoring is a way to give back to the community and help us grow the economy! Sponsors will get great exposure to the tech startup community and will be mentioned often in person, in emails and online! We can offer you a table, banner ad and let you get up and pitch your service or offering. We offer both local sponsorships and national sponsorships. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information about sponsoring StartupPOP events! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!
Founder – StartupPOP
Remember to get on our full email list at http://startuppop.com
Also, we are running a Startup Pitch Training Class on February 23rd in Boca Raton. Please sign up at this link: http://www.meetup.com/Boca-Raton-Tech-Start-ups-Meetup/events/228085607/