Angel investing · Investors

How is the Angel Pitch event with Founders space?

AJAY BAM Ceo and Co-founder at Vyrill Inc

September 15th, 2014

We are thinking of pitching at the Angel Pitch event with Founders space and was wondering if anyone has pitched at the event. I am looking for input on the quality of the event and if it was a good lead generation for angel/seed investors. There is a $150 fee, where they train and coach you on the pitch. Thus, I wanted feedback to understand whether this is worth my time and dime.

Jessica Alter Entrepreneur & Advisor

September 15th, 2014

There is a very rich thread on pay-to-pitch already

Steve Hoffman Captain of Founders Space

September 18th, 2014

Some organizations charge thousands of dollars to pitch - Keiretsu Forum and others.  I'm definitely not into that.

If you want to join our Pitch Event in September, you can pay $20 for a ticket, where you get to speed pitch, or $150 for the longer pitch.  Steve Austin, who is producing this event, puts in a ton of time in 1-on-1 mentoring before the event to make sure the startups do a really incredible job.  That's why he charges $150.  It's definitely worth it for his time.  He's really good at what he does and an incredible guy.

If you don't want to pay $150, apply for our event in October, it's only $20, the same as the ticket price for everyone else.  Nothing extra for pitching.  If you're selected, you'll pitch in front of the angels & VCs in a long pitch. If you aren't selected, you can still do the speed pitching and networking.  So it's a no lose proposition.  And if nothing else, there's lots of food and drink you can enjoy.

I hope this answers your question.

Captain Hoff

Noman Ahmad

September 16th, 2014

I will never pay to pitch.  I've done it before and regretted it.  Those opportunities were for $1k or more.    With Founders Space, its $150...which I think is only to cover the costs of the 1 on 1 mentoring before the opportunity to pitch.  Its not for the competition itself.  

I pitched at Founders Space in July and was one of the winners (yes, we did get some capital).  I would do it again.  Also, the mentoring session before hand was totally worth it.  It made the difference for us to win. 

AJAY BAM Ceo and Co-founder at Vyrill Inc

September 22nd, 2014

Thank you Steve and Noman..