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Pitch Karaoke! A Startup Weekend Bootcamp in Seattle

Techstars Startup Programs

Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Pitch Karaoke! A Startup Weekend Bootcamp in Seattle

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I want to pitch because I am fearless! Ended $1.00 $0.77
I want to watch others be fearless! Ended $1.00 $0.77

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The pitch is a critical element to the success of any startup.
It is how you you win the hearts, minds and souls of investors, team members, customers, and the WORLD! Without the pitch, your startup is nothing.

The only problem is... pitching is hard and a little scary too!

Pitch Karaoke seeks to support anyone interested in startups and entrepreneurship by:
- helping people overcome public speaking fears
- educating the community on the critical elements of a 5 minute pitch presentation
- pushing future entrepreneurs to be comfortable with the concept of failure
- bringing together the Seattle startup community in a humorous yet relevant environment

The Format:
6 mystery slide decks will be created to showcase 6 imaginary startups. 

On the day of the event, volunteers from the crowd will be asked to pitch these startups in front of Seattle's welcoming, friendly, and HUMBLE entrepreneur community. ;)

The Caveat?
- They will NOT see the slides in advance of their presentation.
- They will NOT be told the outline of critical presentation elements. 
- The startups will be imaginary. They do not exist in real life... yet.
- Presentations are Ignite-style: 5 minutes total - 20 slides auto-advancing every 20 seconds.

At the conclusion of the pitches, the audience & pitchers will gather to discuss the critical elements of a good pitch and to recap highlights from the evening. 

*In other parts of the world, this format is called "BattleDecks." Check out the video link for an awesome example from SXSW.

Your $1 ticket buys you access* to:
1) a keg of delicious beer
2) a chip & dip buffet.
*Beer & chip supply is limited, so show up early!
Have questions about Pitch Karaoke! A Startup Weekend Bootcamp in Seattle? Contact Techstars Startup Programs

When & Where

Startup Hall
1100 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105

Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Techstars Startup Programs

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week. 


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