In just two short months an idea I’ve had for over almost three years will be coming to life at Skyway Studios here in Nashville, as a new spin on helping startups raise capital in a single evening is born via The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE event.
For those of you that know me, last year I started hosting the Crowdfunding Pitch Show on Supertalk 99.7. The goal is to offer a way for entrepreneurs currently trying to raise capital via crowdfunding to pitch their ideas to the city and ask for financial backing.
A big part of why I started the show was creating a marketing mechanism for what this event is meant to accomplish; engage an audience, conduct market research, raise capital, and have a fun time doing it.
What Is The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE
The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE will be an opportunity for Tennessee entrepreneurs to raise capital in a single evening without having to give up equity, and the audience will decide who wins.
10 startups from around Tennessee have been selected to compete (Will be announced soon), and have 4 minutes to present their company. A panel of experts ranging from angel investors to small business owners will ask questions following the pitch, but will not be responsible for determining the winner.
The Crowd Decides The Winner
Following all the contestant pitches, the crowd will be asked to vote via mobile app on which company they like the best on the following factors:
- Business concept validity
- Personal interest in product or service
All Ticket Sales Go To The Winner
The votes will be averaged, and whichever company receives the highest number of votes will be declared the winner, and receive capital generated from ticket sales.
As a member of the crowd, not only do you get to help decide who wins, your money goes directly to the winning startup.
Post Pitch Entertainment
Following the contest local bands will be performing, as drinks and cocktails are served. We will be able to enjoy a two great bands that are currently on tour around the country, Medic & Paper Lights, and have the opportunity to network with a broad range of people from around the state.
Why Come & What’s The Cost?
Whether you want to help a startup raise capital, just network, or are looking meet investors from around the country, The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE is all about helping new startups grow, all while having a fun evening!
Tickets only cost $30 – and that includes your first round of drinks.
If you can’t make it in person, the event will also be LIVE STREAMED and you can access the feed for just $10.
Join us for the first Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE with bands, drinks, great speakers and networking opportunities.