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Tryouts to Pitch Before Investors/Pitch Workshop/Pitch Practice

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Idea to IPO will be holding a regular series of elevator pitch events. 

The next one is on Th 3/6:

Pitch the "WOW" to Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage.com

We are also looking for startups to deliver a five minute pitch (with slides) to investors. 



To help entrepreneurs prepare to pitch to investors, we are holding a series of workshops to help startups prepare to pitch effectively to investors.  These workshops are also practice sessions and opportunities to try out to pitch before investors. 



There is a cover charge to attend this event.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Due to the format of the event, space is limited.

Advance registration:

$10 plus Eventbrite fees


Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to the event. 

Or pay at the door:

$20  (cash)


Being able to effectively deliver a pitch is critical to successful entrepreneurship, whether your purpose in pitching is to build a team,  to attract clients, or to raise money for your start up.

Your ability to deliver an effective pitch to investors could make or break your startup.

Yet, many entrepreneurs struggle when it comes to being able to deliver effective pitches.

An investor/judge at a recent pitch event commented:


“We came looking for deals but most of you were not prepared to pitch your company – it’s really disappointing.”

Let’s fix that!

In this workshop, you will:

1) learn how to target what investors want to know about your startup

2) find your “WOW!” message

3) learn how to cover company fundamentals in 10-12 slides

4) learn how to create compelling visuals for your slide presentation 

5) have the opportunity to practice your elevator pitch and, if you are prepared, your five minute pitch with slides 

6) get feedback on your pitch

7) have the opportunity to try out to pitch before a panel of investors




7:00 pm  – 7:30 pm Networking, Light Refreshments

7:30 pm  -  9:00 pm Program, Pitch Practice, Pitch Tryouts

9:00 pm  -  10:00 pm Feedback, Announcements, Networking



About Our Facilitator:


Steve Austin is serial entrepreneur who has successfully raised angel and corporate investment for various ventures. Steve is a co-founder of PowerGo Inc., making a small portable power system with optional remote control via mobile app or Internet. PowerGo gives you true remote power and control.

Steve previously founded Stratequest Inc., online temp agency billing software and GM/VP Convac AP, a computer chip company that was eventually sold to Fairchild Semiconductor.

In his long and varied career, Steve has lead companies to sell, engineer, build and service over a dozen products ranging from mobile apps for remote machine control, online billing software, smart card, bio metrics online software, bio fuel equipment, and numerous semiconductor production machines valued in the tens of millions.

Steve's expertise runs the gamut from sales and  service to the engineering lab. Steve has held the corporate titles of  CEO, VP of business development, VP of strategic partnerships, and has  managed national and international companies. He has extensive experience in new product development, hardware and software engineering and developing go-to-market strategies and  strategic partnerships.  Steve has managed major global accounts  such as IBM, HP, Intel, SONY, Samsung, TSMC, Texas Instruments, and Seagate.

If you would like to try out to pitch to an investor panel,  practice your pitch, or if you have questions about the workshop, contact Steve Austin at:


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Organizational Sponsors:


How much is your startup worth?  Ask Jeff Faust at Berger Lewis.





Magnet Media is a creative and strategic marketing services firm that specializes in creating content solutions, particularly through video production. We offer products and programs focused on new and innovative startups to ensure that their digital marketing strategies are optimized. Check out some of the videos we’ve produced for these startups: Pact App , Resolute Ventures , Greenhouse .

If you are interested in developing a video to increase awareness and engagement for your company, contact Sabrina Allen for information on the packages we offer.




Have questions about Tryouts to Pitch Before Investors/Pitch Workshop/Pitch Practice? Contact Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, financial professionals, business writers, venture capitalists, investors, attorneys, consultants, and corporate executives.

We meet regularly to share resources, exchange ideas, and network. We participate in both on-line and off-line events.

Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.

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