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Boca Raton Tech Start-ups Meetup – Free Tech Start-Up 3 Minute Elevator Pitch Event
July 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
WHO: Local Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Tech Community, Angel Investors, Tech Mentors, Venture Capital EXECs, MGRs, SPONSORS (see below)
WHAT: DSX Labs is running our 7th Tech Start-Up Pitch Night & Networking. Our intention is to assist local tech start-ups to pitch their tech product or service. A tech start-up can be looking for a variety of things like seed capital, tech partners, business partners, advisers, mentors or business leads. Attendees are welcome to stay and network afterwords. If you are interested in SPONSORING our event, see information below.
We recorded a video of each participant for the past couple of events. This is a link to those videos if you want to see how our event works:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1zt399r51ghhlvs/AACal1ASb2n9T1cXJiy7BcXta?dl=0
ADDITIONAL: Local businesses and services with offices in the Greenhouse will be given a few moments to let people know what they do and how they serve tech start-ups or other industries.
HOW MUCH: No Cost
INCLUDES: Soft Drinks and Light Snacks (no cost) This is why we are looking for sponsors, so please contact us.
PARKING: No cost
THE FORMAT: Between 5 and 10 local tech start-ups will be given up to 3 minutes (no pitch deck) to pitch their concept or product/service. We are going to allow for more time to network before the event this time. Pitching companies can provide a short, no more than 3 pages of power point, which we will display on a screen. There will be a panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors who will be a sort of “Boca Shark Tank” that will be at the event. This panel will have a few moments to ask a few questions following each pitch.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REQUIREMENT: We are requiring participants fill out a 2 page executive summary. The reason we are requiring this, is a group of investors who would like to review what companies are pitching and the potential opportunity before the event. This is required. So if you are interested in pitching please email me at [masked] and I can send you this document to fill out. Start-ups who are pitching also can send us up to 4 power point slides or a link to a demo site.
The start-up companies pitching have up to 3 minutes to answer 5 common questions about their business:
What is their product/service?
What is their business model?
Size of the Market they serve?
How do they get to market or get traction?
What are they here looking for? Capital, Partners, Advisers, etc..
Potential Advisers, Mentors and Audience members will be asked to approach start-ups of interest after the event. We will list the companies which will pitch as we approach the pitch date.
ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/PITCH TRAINING: We are going to schedule a paid pitch training event a week earlier, where participating companies can come in and work on their executive summary and pitch. We will provide additional information as soon as this is posted on this meetup.
OTHER SPONSORS: DS Xpress and The Greenhouse are the primary sponsors. See below for more info. WE NEED SPONSORS! If you contact us we will let you know why this is a great sponsorship and the types of people you will come in contact with. Please contact us at [masked] or see more info below.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
DSX Labs is a for-profit businesses. However, we are running this event for free. Our goal is to enable tech start-ups to get the mentoring, guidance and capital (if necessary) they need in order get start started and get to revenue. We would like to get sponsors for this event. Sponsors will get great exposure and will be mentioned often. We can offer you a table, banner ad and let you get up and pitch your service or offering. Please contact us at [masked] for more information about sponsorship.
ABOUT DSX LABS
DSX Labs is a newly formed tech accelerator located in Suite 110 in The Greenhouse in Boca Raton. DSX Labs exchanges equity for a reduced cost in building web, mobile and other technology for start-ups. DSX Labs also enables tech start-ups by offering tech shared co-working and office space. For more info visit http://www.dsxlabs.com.
ABOUT THE GREENHOUSE
The Greenhouse rents office space to firms at 5301 N. Federal Highway Florida. For more info go to http://GreenHouseOffices.com