Curious what life is like inside of a startup accelerator? Look no further than The Founders, a documentary web series that follows Birdbox, ROXIMITY and Ubooly from TechStars Boulder (ranked the #2 startup accelerator in the US).
This week’s episode’s focus in on raising money. The most crucial component to delivering the perfect pitch is practice – lots of it. Bart Lorang, co-founder and CEO at Full Contact, notes that he practiced his pitch hundreds of times before demo day. Lorang also offers up the following advice:
“The number one rule for the CEOs out there trying to raise money – just f*cking be yourself.” – Bart Lorang (Tweet This)
The episode concludes with Ubooly getting the opportunity to give a one-on-one demonstration to Jeff Clavier, who stops by the TechStars office to share some wisdom with the current class.
You can catch up on all of the episodes for season three here.
Related reading: Check out Tech Cocktail’s report on selecting the right accelerator for your startup.