What Is A Startup Weekend Pitch Like?


Pitches on Tuesday night will be in a “pitch-fire” format, which means you will have just 60 seconds to get the audience interested in your idea. You will have no slides or props – just a microphone and a smile. You won’t have time to go over features, so just focus on the core of the idea and make your enthusiasm contagious. Here is the format for pitches that we recommend:

    Who are you and what is your background? (5-10 Seconds)

    What is the problem that you product is solving? Or, begin with a story (10-20 Seconds)

    Explain the product and how it solves the problem (10-20 seconds)

    Who do you need on your team (a developer, marketing, designer?) (5-10 seconds)

    Finally, make up a name for your startup so the facilitator can give it a title

    What to bring

      – Laptop
      – Business cards (if available)
      – Something to take notes on
      – Lots of energy