We’re bringing the BullPen to JC! TechLaunch is shaking things up with a new, open/ participatory model to replace the traditional Investor Pitch in which the startup is sequestered after pitching so that the Panel can debate the merits of investing, behind closed doors. Instead, everything and everybody stays in the room. This way, all attendees will benefit from:
· Networking with Entrepreneurs & Investors
· Providing live feedback to Presenting Startups
· Witnessing a real, professional Investor Pitch
· Participating in the interaction between Startups & Investors
This is a rare opportunity for our community to not only witness what goes into a real entrepreneur pitch-to-investor event but to actually be active participants with the ability to shape the outcome of the pitch itself!
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Registration/Pizza/Networking
5:30 – 5:45 PM: Introductions
5:45 – 7:30 PM: BullPen Program (3-4 Investor Pitches)
7:30 – TBD: Winner’s announced & networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors.
The series of “BullPen” pitch events (similar in concept to “Shark Tank”) is where a select handful of (3-4) tech startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and mixed audience.
Each presenting team is screened, mentored and prepared to make a 10-minute Investor type presentation to a panel of 4 Investors and successful Entrepreneurs.
The audience is encouraged to participate in the 7 minute Q & A session. Afterwards, the Investor panel will have 7 minutes to provide constructive feedback.
So who will attend the BullPen?
A) Three to four Presenting Tech Startup Companies mentored and selected to pitch at BullPen
B) Panel of 4 Judges (representing successful Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors)
C) Mixed Audience from both NJCU and the greater Business Communities
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