MAR 29, 2017Aventura/N Miami at Serendipity Labs“The Founder’s Splash” Tech Startup Pitch Event & Networking
This Startup Pitch Event is $15 in advance. At the door, the event is $25. If you are interested in DEMO’ing your tech at one of our tables or buying a table as a sponsor during the event, please see DEMO info below.
Tech Startup Pitch Event & Networking on Mar 29 at Serendipity Labs in Aventura
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Turn East off of Biscayne Blvd/Route 1 onto NE 209th Street. The building is on the south side at the end of the street. Park in the parking garage in the building. You can also access this building from NE 30th Avenue
We are planning on running this Cities first ever Startup Pitch Event nick-named The Founder’s Splash! on March 29th, 2017 at 6pm at Serendipity Labs in Aventura, FL.
Our group, StartupPOP LLC, has been running Startup Pitch Events with Networking in South Florida for the past 3 years and we created this Meetup as a way to get the word out locally and to give others who want to run local tech startup related events a place to post their event and assist in the tech startup community. This will be StartupPOP’s 19th Event since 2014!
If your startup had been one of the companies pitching or paid for a demo day at our last Startup Pitch 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.
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 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 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. (link will be up soon)
WHEN: March 29th (Wednesday), 6 PM to 8:30 PM. The Demo Day starts as early as 5pm for setting up. The networking and Startup Pitch Event starts at 6pm. If you are setting up a DEMO DAY table, please come as early as 5pm.
WHERE: Serendipity Labs, 20807 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, Florida
$0 – First 25 early signups
$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 (no pitch deck) to pitch their concept or product/service. There is networking before and after the Startup Pitch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 tech start-up pitch events in SOUTH FLORIDA: adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apollonix, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua TV, ArrestSOS, BCD Software, beTen, BitChase, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, 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, 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, MobiDox, Mrecruit, MyLoop, Neuromore, @NOW, nXus, Pickk, Pragras, Previte, Prom.ly, Prototype, Puppy Play Dates, House, Referrizer, Revolve, Roizo, Shmoozfest, Seyopa, Sierra Lifestyle, Inc., Simplifyed & VerityIQ, SKY H2O, Smitz Laboratories Corp, Slurpits Living Biofilter, SociallyBuzz, Stand4, STAX, Sygnol Analytics, Take Up Code, TapNSell, TGL Film, The Go App, 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, Worthy, 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 Startup Pitch 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 email@example.com for more information about sponsoring StartupPOP events! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!
NEED COWORKING SPACE IN AVENTURA?
Serendipity Labs is a great coworking space in Aventura. It is brand new, has a great vibe, extremely professional like your own real office and I would love to make it my office! Please contact Henry Dom at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.serendipitylabs.com.
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!
Dan Gudema & Heath Jones