This year, the conference offers two ways for you to pitch investors:
- The Pitch Competition: pitch a panel of VCs on stage, in front of a 1,000-people audience — compete to win the Best Startup trophy. Some of our finalists have been successfully acquired or went on to raise significant funding.
- VC Office Hours: reserve a spot to meet privately with a VC for 10 minutes, to get feedback about your startup, your pitch and tactics to help you with your fundraising
It’s ok to apply to both opportunities. Both are competitive and you must be selected.
Like last year, we also offer an open mike at the opening of the conference for people looking for co-founders. You get just a minute in front of the audience to ask for whatever you want (most people are looking for co-founders or first business partners).
Obviously, these opportunities are reserved for attendees of the Startup Conference — during the application process, you must provide your ticket number.