On September 21st, 2016, StartupPOP ran it’s 15th tech startup pitch event with a demo day and networking. 10 startups successfully pitched their startup for 3 minutes during the event. A panel of investors asked questions after each pitch. The event had over 75 attendees and was held at Cendyn Spaces in Boca Raton, Florida. For this event, we tried our first ever Demo Day, where startups could set up table and demo their technology prior and during the event.
Welcome to StartupPOP’s 15th Tech Startup Pitch Event! Yes, that’s event number 15! For this event, in addition to the pitches, we are adding a mini-test of DEMO DAY. Just to let you know, we received 50+ RSVPs by Sept 30, so now the event is $15.
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: A Tech Startup Pitch Event With DEMO DAY (see info below). 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 after-words. We are going to have several speakers to be announced prior to the pitch event.
WHAT IS DEMO DAY?
For DEMO DAY startups can purchase a full table or half a table and DEMO their website, app, Internet of Things or Physical device. On that table or behind the table, literature, signup forms, pop up signs and SWAG are all acceptable. It’s a good way to chat with investors, new customers and get feedback! This could give your startup inside information from mentors and others that could change your future! DEMO DAY starts early from 4pm to till the event starts at 6:30pm, and you can stay at your table if you want till the end of the event at 8:30pm. We are offering 20 half spots and 10 full spots right now. Sign up now because this will fill up quickly.
WHEN: September 21st (Wednesday), 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Demo Day starts as early as 4pm. The startup pitch event and networking starts at 6:00pm.
WHERE: Cendyn Spaces, 980 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL
FREE – FREE for the First 50 RSVPS or SEPT 1, which ever comes first.
$15 – Regular Attendee RSVP advance (RSVP here on meetup)
$25 – At the door, no RSVP.
$99 – Demo Half A Table (Includes two attendee RSVPs)
$199 – Demo Full Table (Includes two attendee RSVPs)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TABLE OR HALF TABLE
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 limited to only companies who are new to this pitch event. We highly recommend previously pitching companies to participate in Demo Days! We need to review either your pitch deck or executive summary to be chosen to pitch. We are requiring participants to fill out a 1 to 4 page mini pitch deck. This mini 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. If you are interested in Pitching you can contact us at [email protected] Please send us at least name of company, what you are pitching, and preferably your mini pitch deck. Please give us a couple days to respond if you are interested in pitching.
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..
PANEL MEMBERS: We typically have a mix of investors, and startup experts sit on our panel. Each event may have a different set of experts. 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.
PAST PITCHING COMPANIES:
Here is a list of some of the companies which participated in the past 14 tech start-up pitch events: adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apollonix, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua TV, ArrestSOS, beTen, BCD Software, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, Counsel On The Go, DealCoachPro, DL Alert Pro, eCalypse, EmergentHealthcare, EvictionsPro, Everyware, Frelp, Friendly Reminders, GameMerce, Game Masters Solutions, Gatha, Glince, Global Boat Works, GPS for Piano, HeadyFoods, Greet, Gyfu, Hello Show, iLumenfi, Jeditronix, Jinglz, Kanyu, Liquidbricks, LunchMoney, Mission Tuition, MobiDox, Mrecruit, Neuromore, @NOW, nXus, Pickk, Pragras, Previte, Prom.ly, Prototype, Puppy Play Dates, House, Referrizer, Revolve, Roizo, Sierra Lifestyle, Inc., Seyopa, SKY H2O, Smitz Laboratories Corp, Slurpits Living Biofilter, 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.
SPONSORS: If you are a 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. Remember this event takes planning and some costs! The lowest end sponsorship for $300 will get your business listed on our Powerpoint presentation and on our handouts at the door. Show your support for the tech community to keep running these events. Please contact us for sponsorship pricing at [email protected] OR IF YOU LOVE THIS EVENT, YOU CAN ALSO CLICK THE CHIP IN BUTTON ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN AND MAKE A CONTRIBUTION!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
All the participants involved in StartupPOP are for-profit businesses. While we are a 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. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information about sponsoring StartupPOP events! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!
NEED OFFICE SPACE IN BOCA RATON?
Cendyn Spaces is the only SERIOUSLY COOL co-working space available in Boca Raton, FL. Please contact Amanda at [email protected] for more information.
ARE YOU PAYING TOO MUCH FOR CREDIT CARD SERVICES?
Finally, if you are looking for Credit Card Services for your startup or would like to have your Merchant Card Service fees analyzed for a lower rate, please contact our sponsor CardConnect by calling or emailing Robert Orkin at 561 289-4652 or email [email protected]!
MY NEW BOOK “NAMES” IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE BOTH ONLINE AND AT THIS EVENT. CAN EVEN SIGN COPIES!
Click here if you want to buy Names: How To Name Your Startup Venture in paperback. Click here if you want to buy NAMES as an eBook only from Gumroad.
RSVP today and we will see you at the next event!
Founder – StartupPOP
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