In addition to the Founder Showcase’s Pitch Competition, anyone who attends the event has the opportunity to pitch onstage to hundreds of investors and press with the CrowdPitch Competition.
No other event gives attendees access to so much.
Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, all three winners closed a significant funding round – including UpOut, who went on to raise $850,000, Knightscope, who went on to raise $1 million, and Camperoo, who was admitted into Y Combinator.
To participate in the Crowdpitch Competition, Simply purchase a ticket, and then submit a one-sentence pitch on our Facebook contest page which will be launched one-month before the event (if you purchase a ticket, you will be notified via email). Then, through online voting and a live webinar judging of the best pitches, we will select the top pitch on Thursday, May 7th, and that company will get to pitch their company for two minutes to a panel of experts onstage, in front of hundreds of investors and press.
Creating an effective one-sentence pitch is easy with the Founder Institute’s “Madlibs for Pitching Format”. Simply fill in the blanks below:
My company, __(insert name of company)__, is developing __(a defined offering)__ to help __(a defined audience)__ __(solve a problem)__ with __(secret sauce)__.
What are you waiting for? Purchase a ticket to the 16th Founder Showcase before they sell out!