Startup Weekend Pitch Karaoke

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Startup Weekend Pitch Karaoke

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Event starts at 7:00 pm

48 Wall St
5th Floor
New York, NY

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An untraditional take on pitch prep featuring 10 mystery pitch-decks, 10 unprepared pitchers, laughs, learning, and beer.

The pitch is a critical element to the success of any startup. It is how 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 NYC startup community in a humorous yet relevant environment

The Format:
10 mystery slide decks will be created to showcase 10 imaginary startups. 

On the day of the event, volunteer's names will be chosen from a hat and be asked to pitch these startups in front of NYC'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. 

****Each person that pitches will be receiving a special prize from the fine folks at General Assembly!****

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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7:00 pm
Doors Open
Enjoy some food and drinks while networking!

7:30 pm
Pitching begins!
10 people chosen at random will pitch a slide deck they have never seen before.

9:30 pm
Wrap Up!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Pitch Karaoke 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 New York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

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