8 Days to Apply for PITCH LV 2013! Got a technology company with a female founder? Less than $1M in funding? Fill Out Your Application By September 15
Here is some of the success that our previous PITCH finalists have seen. Want to join them? Apply to PITCH by September 15, 2013.
By Dana Rosenberg (PITCH Competition Coordinator, Women 2.0)
Our PITCH competition comes with an awesome line-up of prizes that would persuade any entrepreneur, including a prize meeting with Kevin Rose and Shanna Tellerman of Google Ventures, a meeting with Esther Dyson, a prominent angel investor, 3-6 months of free office space from Silicon Valley Pad, and up to $12,000 worth of Rackspace cloud services.
Key prizes like this are not the only things past finalists have taken away from their experiences. Here’s what they had to share:
Access to Awesome Free Resources
Tara Hunt, Founder of Buyosphere and winner of PITCH 2012 gained access to key resources, like Rackspace, that helped reduce their monthly burn.
Understand How to Raise Money
Daisy Jing, Founder of Perfect Beauty gained the confidence and know how to pitch prominent investors.
Expand Your Network of Entrepreneurs
Dr. Susan Nicholas, Founder and CEO of DocPons joined Astia, an elite community of founders.
Gain the Confidence to Apply to a Leading Accelerator
Thuy Truong, co-founder of Greengar, gained the confidence she needed to apply to 500 Startups. Good news is, she was accepted!
Raise Money Using PITCH Slides
Wendy Nguyen, Founder & CEO of HealthyOut, used the slides she created for PITCH to present at VC meetings, eventually raising her $1.2M seed round.
Find a New Home for Your Company
Rachel Brooks, co-founder of Citizen Made, received a grant from L’Oreal that allowed them to move the company to NYC, a hub for consumer products.
A year after presenting as a finalist at PITCH SF 2012, Melissa Miranda’s company Tiny Post was acquired by Trip Advisor, a free travel guide and research website.
Ready to bring your startup to the next level? Apply for PITCH by midnight PDT this Sunday, Sept. 15.
Dana Rosenberg (@DanaRosenberg) is Director of Business Development at Rock Health. She manages strategic partnerships and sponsorships across the incubator, events and research. Prior to Rock Health, Dana led user acquisition, engagement, marketing and PR at HealthTap and was a consultant at Easton Associates, a healthcare strategy consulting firm.