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Pitch Night at the Thursday Gathering

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by Tyler Mathews in Uncategorized
May 7, 2019

Pitch your company idea to win a seed grant, and receive mentorship!

Following on the success of the Open Mic Pitch Night we’re now offering a way to not only practice your pitch and get feedback, but to also receive “seed grants” thanks to Webster University Center of Innovation and other community members who have chipped into the pool. Our goal is to support early stage entrepreneurs and create a pipeline of novel ideas.

Pitch Night at the Thursday Gathering will take place on the third Thursday of each month. Applications are rolling and updates will be provided in our weekly newsletter (signup for our newsletter).

Details

Who is Eligible?

  • Entrepreneurs in the ideation stage i.e., working on prototypes, MVPs, or proof-of -concepts. (Exceptions to the rule can be requested on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Anyone over the age of 18
  • Each pitch should be 3 minutes long and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions by judges and the audience.

Pitch entries should contain the following, which you can submit in the form below.

  • Business Description
  • Product or Service
  • Potential Customers
  • Market Opportunity
  • Problem or Pain you are solving for your customer
  • Customer Acquisition Plan
  • Distribution of products or services
  • Resources needed
  • Revenue Model

Winnings

  • First Prize: $300 – Winner Best Idea Pitch
  • Peoples Prize: $100 – Winner Peoples Choice
  • Emerging Idea: $100 – Winner Emerging Idea
  • Winners of all categories are able to receive mentorship provided by Webster University Center for Innovation and Judges.

Thanks to Webster University Center for Innovation and Personal Development and Multipass.

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