Angels, Pitches and Beers

Folks have been asking a bunch of questions about this event. Such as how the event is going to work, how to sign up, whether they will be able to pitch, how the pitches will work, etc.

Here are the answers to the questions I have received so far. Don’t hesitate to email me or comment below and I will add more detail. We hope you can come.

Gary Rubens and I have organized a great group of angels for this event. It will be a great evening.

Will My Pitch Be Public?

No. Your pitch will be in a conference room with just you and your team and the angels.

Where do I sign up?

Sign up here. If you don’t sign up, don’t worry. Just come.

Will I get to pitch?

When you arrive there will be a pitch sign up sheet available. We will try to get everyone who signs up the chance to pitch. We might work on a first come, first serve basis. We might decide on some other method we will announce at that time.

How long will pitches be?

10 minutes. Timed. That includes Q&A time. So plan for that

Will I need a power point?

There will be a power point machine available, connected to a PC–so that you can quickly load a presentation if that is what you want to do. But be prepared to pitch without a power point if we have technical difficulties.

What should I bring?

Bring an executive summary one pager and business cards to give to the angels

How many angels will be there?

We expect 6-10 active angels to attend each event

How often will this event be held

We will gauge demand but possibly monthly or bi-monthly

Does it cost anything to attend?

No, all costs are taken care of by the organizers

Can I bring a friend or attend as a business promoting my services?

Please come but please know that we are trying to have a fun night focused on connecting angels to companies.

Angels, Startups, Pitches & Beers

Pitches and Beer

 

Seattle Angel Investor Gary Rubens and I are co-organizing this event. We hope you can come.

If you are an angel investor, or a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event.

Pitches & Beers

Event: “Pitches & Beers”

When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: SURF Incubator, 999 Third Avenue, Seattle, 7th Floor

The Idea Behind the Event: Connecting Angels and Companies

The idea behind the event is this: companies seeking funding spend a lot of time trying to meet angels. Similarly, angels spend a lot of time meeting with companies, shepherding deals to other angels, etc. The whole process is fraught with inefficiency and is very time consuming.

At this event, we will try to help connect the dots. We hope to have a good crowd of active angel investors. We also hope to have a bunch companies seeking angel funds in attendance. We will do a triage. Companies that want to pitch can pitch. The pitches will be short–10 minutes! If angels want more info, there will be a chance to share an Executive Summary or Pitch Deck and continue the conversation at a later time.

This should be fun event. Please tell folks about it. I hope to see you there!

Sign up to come at this link.