Event Details

Raising Startup Funds: Training Class + Live Investor Pitches


May 22, 2024    
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


5 Palo Alto Square #Suite 400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States, Palo Alto
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Most founders need to raise money to fund their startup. But many founders fail to raise funds because they either:

  • Can’t get investors to respond to their outreach, and/or
  • Their pitch fails to tell a story about a de-risked startup.

Many founders’ resort to a “spray and pray” approach to reach out to investors. But spamming lots of investors rarely works. Instead, learn how to align your outreach with the Startup Investor Pitch Lifecycle. We’ll quickly show how to connect with an investor, nurture a relationship, and make the right type of ask at the right time to maximize the chances of a response.

And once an investor responds, founders need to deliver a story about a de-risked startup that is:

  • Clear
  • Concise
  • Comprehensive
  • Catchy
  • Compelling

Join us for this live, in-person training class and investor pitch event. Network with other founders while enjoying a light dinner. Meet startup advisors and investors. Watch other founders pitch a panel of investors and learn from the feedback given.

If you want to APPLY TO BE ONE OF THE THREE finalists who will be selected to pitch our panel of investors, then sign up for one of six pitch audition tickets. Founders who sign up for the pitch ticket will get:

  • A private 1-hour pitch preparation class held on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 2pm-3pm. We want to help founders know how to deliver a great investor pitch.
  • A 1-on-1 coaching session with Sam Wong, startup coach and investor to practice delivering your pitch. This coaching session is your audition to pitch the investors. We will also help prepare you to deliver the best pitch you can. Auditions must be scheduled Tue., May 14 through Fri., May 17.
  • After the auditions are completed, we’ll select 3 finalists to pitch at the live event on Wed., May 22. Every applicant have at least a 50% chance of being selected to pitch the investor panel.
  • Three free passes to the live event on Wed., May 22. Note that all 6 applicants who purchase a pitch ticket will get these three free passes, regardless of whether or not your startup is selected to pitch to the investors live.

Note: founders selected to pitch the investors must do so in person. The practice pitches and coaching will be done over Zoom, but the live pitches must be done in real life.

For more details: Raising Startup Funds: Training Class + Live Investor Pitches Tickets