WED APR 26, 2017
New York at Mercy College Manhattan Campus

Tech Startup Pitch Event with a Demo Day and Networking Before and After.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Mercy College Manhattan Campus
66 W 35th St, New York, NY (map)

StartupPOP is running our first official startup pitch event with networking and startup demos in NEW YORK CITY on April 26th at Mercy College Manhattan Campus at 6pm. We have been planning on running events for the past 18 months in NYC. Your event planner is Jon Gudema.

What is StartupPOP?
Back in 2014, StartupPOP’s founder, Dan Gudema (Jon’s brother), ran his first Tech Startup Pitch event in Boca Raton, Florida. We had over 100 attendees and found that startups and the tech startup community really enjoyed the event. Since then we have run the same event on a regular basis in South Florida. This will be our 21st event. Now we will be running events here in NYC on a regular basis.

WHO: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Tech Community, Angel Investors, Tech Mentors, Venture Capital EXECs, MGRs, SPONSORS (see below).

WHAT: A Tech Startup Pitch Event. This includes 45 minutes of networking, tech demos and a pitch event with a panel. 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.

Purchase a half or full table here: SPONSORSHIPS

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 4:30pm.

WHERE: Mercy College Manhattan Campus, 66 W 35th St, NY, NY

$15 – Early Payment (Limited – First attendees only)
$45 – Payment in advance
$55 – At the door with no RSVP.
$199 – For half a demo/sponsor table.
$299 – For a full demo/sponsor table.
$0 – No additional fees to pitch (Just have to RSVP).

INCLUDES: Soft Drinks and Light Snacks.


THE FORMAT: Up to 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. The 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 protected] or [email protected] Please send us at least the name of the startup, what you are pitching, and preferably a description or executive summary. Please give us a couple days to respond if you are interested in pitching. We believe we will many requests, so we will not be announcing who is pitching for several weeks.

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, experienced entrepreneurs who have exited ventures and startup experts who 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.

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!) Some survived and some sadly have not. You can look some of them up if you want to get an idea of the kinds of startups that have pitched. They are everything form an idea on a napkin to a $20 million dollar capital raise like Aqua Television Network: adFroogle, Aerobyte, ActivePark, Apparition Mobile, Apollonix, Apretaste, Avila Stores, Aqua Television Network, ArrestSOS, BCD Software, beTen, BitChase, BYL Network, caddyDRONE, Capture.It,, Counsel On The Go, DealCoachPro, DL Alert Pro,,, 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,, 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,, 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 $299 or a half table is $199 to display your stuff! Larger sponsorships are available. To get listed on this Meetup you need to contact us for pricing! Contact us at [email protected] for more info.

While StartupPOP LLC is 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 in multiple places! 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 and we can send you our SPONSORSHIP KIT! Thank you for caring about the Startup Community!

If you would more information about StartupPOP, you can always contact us.

RSVP today and we will see you at the next event!

Jon Gudema
[email protected]
StartupPOP LLC


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