APR 26, 2017Boca Raton at Cendyn SPACESTech Startup Pitch Event with a Demo Day and a CrowdFunding Presenter. Networking Before and After.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Cendyn SPACES
A block north of Mizner Park in Boca Raton in the Wells Fargo Building on the East Side.
Welcome to StartupPOP’s 20th Tech Startup Pitch Event now with a Demo Day and a CrowdFunding Presenter! The first 25 attendees for this event are free. The reason we do this is we believe existing members should get the benefit of attending because they have paid before. We are close to getting a yearly membership in place, where you pay for the year and come and go as you please.
After the first 25 attendees, it will be $15 per person online. At the door, the event is $25. If you are interested in DEMO’ing your tech at one of our tables during the event buying a sponsor table, please see DEMO DAY below. It is going to be $99 for a half table and $199 for a full table. Click here for a short video intro about this event on Youtube.
If your startup had been one of the companies pitching or paid for a demo day at our last event in Fort Lauderdale, your startup would have received this press thanks to work by Heath Jones. Really quite amazing. See these links. Digital Journal, Fox 34 News, ABC 6 News, Telemundo, CBS 2 (Utica), NBC Affiliate Billings, ABC 25. And just having your startup listed here gets it indexed on Google and could be picked up by the Sun-Sentinel, SFBJ, Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald. See this Sun-Sentinel Link.
Equity CrowdFunding Discussion
Francis Fytton Will Be Giving An Update On The State Of Equity CrowdFunding And Where The Law Is At Today!
WHO: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Tech Community, Angel Investors, Tech Mentors, Venture Capital EXECs, MGRs, SPONSORS (see below).
WHAT: A Tech Startup Pitch Event. 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.
DEMO DAY: This is a great opportunity for both companies pitching and for companies that have pitched before to set up your tech, product, service on a table so you can meet directly with INVESTORS, CUSTOMERS and interested parties. You need to sign up on Eventbrite for a half or full table here:
WHEN: April 26th (Wednesday), 6 PM to 9:00 PM. The Demo Day starts as early as 5:00pm. The networking and pitch event starts at 6pm. If you are setting up a DEMO DAY table, please come as early as 5pm.
WHERE: Cendyn Spaces, 980 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL
$15 – Payment in advance (RSVP here on meetup or StartupPOP.com)
$25 – At the door with no RSVP.
$99 – For half a demo/sponsor table.
$199 – For a full demo/sponsor table.
$0 – No additional fees to pitch.
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 (up to 4 page 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 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@example.com. 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 18 tech start-up pitch events: (Hard to beleive that may companies have pitched!) adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apollonix, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua TV, ArrestSOS, BCD Software, beTen, BitChase, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, Capture.It, Caribu.co, Counsel On The Go, DealCoachPro, DL Alert Pro, Donkies.co, EastOutWith.me, eCalypse, Edamoli, Elemental Dynamics EmergentHealthcare, EvictionsPro, Everyware, Frelp, Friendly Reminders, GameMerce, Game Masters Solutions, Gatha, Gift Squirrel, Glince, Global Boat Works, GPS for Piano, Go Grab, HeadyFoods, Greet, Gyfu, Hello Show, iGoTrackr, iLumenfi, Instabitts,Jeditronix, Jinglz, Kanyu,Know My Town, Liquidbricks, LunchMoney, MedBeam, Mission Tuition, MBOpp, MobiDox, Mrecruit, MyLoop, Neuromore, @NOW, nXus, OnePlan, OWLmo, Pickk, Pragras, Previte, Prom.ly, Prototype, Puppy Play Dates, House, Referrizer, Rentlit, Revolve, Roizo, Shmoozfest, Seyopa, Sierra Lifestyle, Inc., Simplifyed & VerityIQ, SKY H2O, Smitz Laboratories Corp, Slurpits Living Biofilter, SociallyBuzz, Squeeze, Stand4, STAX, Sygnol Analytics, Take Up Code, TapNSell, TGL Film, The Go App, The Animal Social Network, Tinker University, TightTalk Electronics, ToneLive, Tonomos, TruVisibility, Tudor Ice Company, uRemix, UseMyBenefits.com, Vivarena, Young Makers Lab, Wave Theory, Well Done Wood, Wherhab, Who Ya Got, Wiki Beach Real Estate, Worthy, Zeekah and others.
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. To get a full table will cost $199 or a half table is $99 to display your stuff! Larger sponsorships are available. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about sponsoring StartupPOP events! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!
NEED OFFICE SPACE IN BOCA RATON?
Cendyn Spaces is a great coworking space in Boca Raton. Please contact Amanda@cendynspaces.com for more info or go to CendynSpaces.com.
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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@example.com!
Check out my books “NAMES” & “PITCH” both available for sale both online and at the event!
Click here if you want to buy Names: How To Name Your Startup Venture in paperback.
RSVP today and we will see you at the next event!