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Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown (New York)

Ultra Light Startups®

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission (Early Bird) Sold Out Ended $20.00 $1.05
General Admission (Last Minute) Sold Out Ended $30.00 $1.30
Pitch (Startup)   more info Sold Out Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown

Thursday, February 9 (6:30pm EST)

Pizza/soda provided for all attendees

Pitching includes Gust (formerly Angelsoft) application and pitch coaching from Mac Lipscomb

Panelists (alphabetic order)

  • Steve Brotman (@stevebrotman) Managing Partner and Founder at Silicon Alley Venture Partners
  • Charlie Kemper (@ckemper) Partner at Revel Partners and Managing Director at ER Accelerator
  • Charlie O'Donnell (@ceonyc) Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
  • David Teten (@dteten) Partner at ff Venture Capital

Startup Pitches

  1. Farhan Memon - WikiOrgCharts
  2. Nihal Parthasarathi - CourseHorse
  3. Jason Nadaf - SureDone
  4. Jonathan Rosen - Give.bz
  5. Julian Barnes - Body Local
  6. Frank Harrison - MedCASH
  7. Rob Caucci - SpaceSplitter
  8. Jesse Tayler - Planaby


  • 6:30pm – Pizza, networking and introductions
  • 6:45pm – Investor Feedback Forum – 10 startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each pitch
  • 8:15pm – Pitch Showdown - audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded
  • 8:30pm – Drinks at nearby location


The Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown is designed to:

  • Help early stage startups refine their investor pitch
  • Provide helpful, actionable advice on each startups business model from active, early-stage tech startup investors
  • Demonstrate to the audience how investors evaluate startup pitches
  • Award prizes to the most viable startups, based on audience and panel voting.

New York AngelsThe three winning startups are automatically invited to pitch to the NY Angels.

At the Investor Feedback Forum, the panel and the startup pitches are integrated into a single session. Startups pitch to a panel of early-stage technology investors.  Each startup gives a pitch and brief demonstration of his/her product.  The panel and audience ask follow-up questions after each pitch.  The panel gives constructive feedback to each startup pitching.  At the end of the series of pitches, the audience votes for their favorite pitches via Twitter.  The winners are announced and prizes are awarded.  Then we go for drinks nearby.


Gold Sponsors

AmazonReitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLCBizSpark

Local Sponsors (New York)

DatagramSourcePadSeamlessWebDigital X Bridge

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When & Where

NYU Stern Business School
44 W. 4th Street
Kaufman Management Center
New York, NY 10012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Ultra Light Startups®

Ultra Light Startups brings together the world's most innovative technology entrepreneurs, in monthly events and accompanying online communities. Events feature pitching, networking and interactive, moderated panel discussions with leading industry experts.

Topics covered: design, technology, marketing and finance

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