With the CrowdPitch Competition, anyone who attends the Founder Showcase has a chance to present on stage to hundreds of Silicon Valley investors, founders, and press.
To participate in the Crowdpitch Competition, submit your best one-sentence pitch on our Facebook contest page before 11:59pm on Monday, May 4th. Then, through online voting, our judging and a live pitch webinar hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute), we will select the top pitch on Thursday, May 7th. That company will get to pitch their company for three minutes to amazing investor panel onstage at the Founder Showcase!
Since we started the CrowdPitch Competition at the 13th Founder Showcase, all three winners have closed a significant funding round – including UpOut, who went on to raise $850,000, Knightscope, who went on to raise nearly $7 million, and Camperoo, who was admitted into Y Combinator.
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)__.