Pitchcrawl 3.0 in Downtown San Jose March 20th
Ah, a lovely new year. 2012 is shaping up nicely. And so is the awesome serendipity in the air.
If you’ve been to Pitchcrawl before or have heard of it, you know it’s a ton of fun and full of interesting and relevant people.
Here at Dishcrawl, our philosophy is to perfect the serendipitous nature of any event, so we’ve made some more changes to optimize for awesome.
Below is a breakdown of what you can expect for the next Pitchcrawl. Hope you join us on March 20th and let us know how you like it.
Wins of Pitchcrawl 1.0 and 2.0
- Intersection of interesting and relevant folks who wanted to meet each other
- Entrepreneurs practiced pitches and began building relationships with investors
- Investors were able to mentor a wide range of folks in the early stages of their startup
Pitchcrawl 3.0 Improvements
Sure, Pitchcrawl has added value to the startup community, but we want to make this event more amazing. So we’ve come up with some interesting ways to improve your experience!
Checkout the twists we’ll be adding on March 20th.
Questions and Solutions
QUESTION 1: How do you balance between coordinating so everyone talks to everyone (focus of 1.0) versus letting serendipity and hustlin happen by itself (focus of 2.0).
SOLUTION 1: Kitchen timers. All investors will be given a kitchen timer to improve the weird “I’m a founder waiting in line while this other founder won’t stop talking.. #awkward”
QUESTION 2: How do you get familiar with all the folks in the room and identify the people you want to talk to?
SOLUTION 2: Investors and founders will give 30 second intro pitches about themselves to the group as a whole before we begin.
Startup Founder Suggestions
We’ve collected feedback from the investors that joined for the Pitchcrawl, and here are a few notes if you want to stand out from the crowd.
1. Come prepared with a 60 second elevator pitch.
2. Do not ramble. Practice, folks.
3. Do not come with a powerpoint. Or force anyone to watch a powerpoint. It’s like being trapped on a bad date. You’ll be memorable, but memorable because it was horrifying.
Resources for elevator pitches done right.
- The Art of the Elevator Pitch (by Read Write Web)
- Elevator Pitch (by VentureHacks)
- How to Write an Elevator Speech (by SeekingCapital)
Sign up today
We are limiting this Pitchcrawl to a select few, so please sign up quickly at pitchcrawl.com if you plan on attending and begin practicing your pitches today.
Oh, and remember to practice being genuine and authentic. We don’t like the douche-approach. Neither does anyone else.
See you soon,