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Portland, Maine

Friday Feedback Wins Startup South Portland Contest

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Luke Thomas took home top honors, along with $1,500, recently at the Startup South Portland final pitch contest with his software startup, Friday Feedback. Thomas, a South Portland resident, has been quietly working on Friday Feedback for the past year, putting in about 10…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

5 Startup of the Year Finalist Pitches at Innovate Celebrate

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Pitching is scary. Sitting down with a relative stranger to convince them that your company is the next big thing is enough to make an entrepreneur sweat bullets. After all, the right pitch can do a lot for the future of a new startup….

Entrepreneur

Pitching to Investors: The Difference Between East Coast and West Coast

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Pitching to investors is scary. Between the nervous sweat, the jumbled notes, and the sinking feeling in your stomach, it’s enough to make lesser entrepreneurs buckle at the knees. Fortunately, doing a little research ahead of time is a great way to quell your…

Accelerator

Maine

Meet the Startups From Venture Hall’s first Demo Day

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

AI-enabled platforms, smart needles, and mobile-based healthcare. Just some of the themes pitched by startup founders at Venture Hall’s inaugural Demo Day in Portland, Maine. The 13-week accelerator graduated its first cohort of six promising early-stage, health and wellness-focused startups, and offered them a…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

8 Columbus Startups Competing in the Rise of the Rest Startup Bus Tour

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than a little startup competition to make you appreciate your ecosystem. It motivates founders, spurs innovation, and injects some much-needed capital into any city looking to make technology a priority. And if you’re looking for a countrywide competition that is doing…

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Startup

NYC

Best of the Boroughs NYC Competition Wants You to Share Your Story

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

If you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. At least, that’s what every small town singer, comedian, and artist has said to their parents before moving to the Big Apple. Despite the immaturity behind the statement, being competitive…

Pitch

5 Things to Include in Your Elevator Pitch

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Small message. Big impact. This is in short what elevator pitch is all about. An elevator pitch is a short sales pitch that you must be able to deliver within the quick span of an elevator ride. Think of a ballpark figure anywhere in…

Ecosystems

Alaska

Behind the Scenes of Alaska’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Alaska is known for its majestic mountains, in fact seventeen out of 20 of the highest mountains are found in Alaska, its also home to over 3 million lakes and the Northern Lights, and dog mushing is the official state sport. What you may…

Funding

London

How To Prepare Your Startup To Pitch Investors

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

For those entrepreneurs new to raising a significant amount of financing from either angel investors, venture capital firms or growth equity firms, the prospect of being examined by an outside party may seem intimidating. You need to prepare your startup to pitch investors –…

Events

Boulder

Techstars Startup Weekend Turns 10

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Startup Weekend has reached a milestone and has a 10th birthday! On July 7th, 2007, the first Startup Weekend was held in Boulder, Colorado with 80 entrepreneurs. In 10 years, we’ve grown to: 13,837 organizers in 153 countries 4,531 Startup Weekend events 363,000+…

Ecosystems

Denver

9 Startups to Know From Pitchers & Pitchers Event at Galvanize

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers & Pitchers event, but revamped as a local, quarterly…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer…

Pitch

Do’s and Don’ts for Creating an Effective Pitch Deck

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As a startup, you’ve probably envisioned yourself in front of a potential venture capital or angel investor, pitching your wonderful idea for a business—and getting an excited YES from them. If you’ve done a pitch deck before, you probably know it’s not all roses…

Tips & How To’s

Denver

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Incubators

San Francisco

How to Accelerate Your Startup Through Y Combinator

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The key benefit of accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) is that they function almost like warp zones for companies. You enter an accelerator at a given stage of your company and will emerge three stages further along, irrespective of where your company started from. Companies in my…

Pitch

Seattle

5 Strategies That Can Help Your Startup Win a Pitch Competition

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Pitch competitions are about having fun, knowing your hook, and building meaningful relationships. Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow or block…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…