Pitch Karaoke Detroit!

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Pitch Karaoke Detroit!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Build Institute
2701 Bagley Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48216

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You only have to sing if you want to!

The pitch is a critical element to the success of any startup. It is how you you win the hearts, minds and souls of investors, team members, customers, and the WORLD! Without the pitch, your startup is nothing.

The only problem is... pitching is hard and a little scary too!

Pitch Karaoke seeks to support anyone interested in startups and entrepreneurship by:
- helping people overcome public speaking fears
- educating the community on the critical elements of a 5 minute pitch presentation
- pushing future entrepreneurs to be comfortable with the concept of failure
- bringing together the Detroit startup community in a humorous yet relevant environment

The Format:
Multiple mystery slide decks will be created to showcase multiple imaginary startups. 

On the day of the event, volunteers from the crowd will be asked to pitch these startups in front of Detroit's welcoming, friendly, and HUMBLE entrepreneur community. ;)

The Caveat?
- They will NOT see the slides in advance of their presentation.
- They will NOT be told the outline of critical presentation elements. 
- The startups will be imaginary. They do not exist in real life... yet.
- Presentations are Ignite-style: 5 minutes total - 20 slides auto-advancing every 20 seconds.

At the conclusion of the pitches, the audience & pitchers will gather to discuss the critical elements of a good pitch and to recap highlights from the evening. 

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6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Get set up for the evening and get to know your fellow participants

7:30 pm
Content Starts
Learn something new and take it all in!

8:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Pitch Karaoke Detroit! team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Detroit is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

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