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Series A Pitch –The 30 minute Mentor
May 22, 2014 | 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
Event Sponsor: Pillsbury Law

The Series A pitching event is a great opportunity for young companies seeking Series A funding to present their business to a panel of highly regarded VC’s. Typically, a company looking for such funding would have made some progress in terms of market acceptance of their products or services. They also would have a team in place, perhaps received an angel round or two and have some revenues or beta customers. If the company is developing a technologically advanced product that requires significant cash infusion, then the company should have at least demonstrated a prototype and a potential for market acceptance. The company focus can be either in Hardware, Software or Services. Excluded are companies focused on Semiconductors and Pharmaceuticals.

The Event is structured as follows: (a) A pitch of 10 minutes max, with 7-10 slides including any demo which the company may want to show. (b) 15 mins of Q&A by the panel. (c) 5 minutes of non-rebuttal comments by panel. Presenters will immediately know if any of the VC’s on the panel would like to have a one-on-one meeting with the team.

Potential PRESENTERS will need to fill out a PRESENTERS’ Questionnaire, which will be e-mailed to them after registration. Due to time constraints, only the top 5 pitchers will be selected. Registrants not selected to pitch will have their fees refunded.

The Pricing is $150 for each company that wants to pitch; each company can bring up to 4 members of their team. $25 per person if he/she just want to attend the event.

Our lively panel discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to raise capital today.

Chair: Jay Prakash, Management Consultant & Start-up Mentor; President, Strategic Focus

Carl Showalter, Opus Capital
Shomit Ghose, ONSET Ventures
Curtis Feeny, Voyager Capital
Steve Wurzburg, Partner, Pillsbury Law

Doors Open & Networking: 6-6:30 PM
Program: 6:30-9 PM
Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks included

$150 for companies who want to pitch; bring up to four members of your team. A maximum of 5 companies will be selected based on the response to a questionnaire sent after registration.

Companies selected to pitch will be notified on the day before the event.
Money will be refunded to those not selected to pitch. 

Cost to attend only $25


Please note: the VC Taskforce pitch registration process has changed. 

If you have questions about the program, pitching, or would like to receive feedback on your elevator pitch before the event contact program manager Chani Modi 408.393.7393 

Series A Pitch Chair: Jay Prakash, President, Strategic Focus
Program Manager & Registrar: Chani Modi, 408.393.7393

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