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PitchForce: St. Louis

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Innovation Hall

4220 Duncan Avenue

#101

St. Louis, MO 63110

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Meet some of St. Louis' most promising early stage startup entrepreneurs at the 2nd Annual PitchForce: St. Louis by People Connect.

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WHAT?

PitchForce: St. Louis is an annual event for early stage startup entrepreneurs to get a chance to deliver a four-minute elevator pitch to a panel of seasoned angel investors.

WHO?

PitchForce: St. Louis 2019 is sponsored by Audubon Associates, a group of civic-minded individuals who share an interest in connecting and collaborating to build a more prosperous St. Louis, and Regions Bank. The event is produced by Max Shapiro, CEO of PeopleConnect, a 19-year-old high tech startup recruiting firm based in Silicon Valley. PeopleConnect's unique Employees Without Paychecks model places invididuals at early stage tech companies who are willing to work for options only for the the first three months of their employment.

INTERESTED IN PITCHING?

We'll select 10 startup entrepreneurs to pitch at our event. If you're a startup entrepreneur currently seeking $500K-$1.5M in funding, please send your executive summary and pitch deck to Jared Schneider, Audubon Associates COO. Selected presenters will receive instructions on 8 key points to cover in your pitch, as well as a sample pitch. Upon acceptance of your pitch deck and executive summary, be sure to register for the event by selecting the "Pitching Entrepreneurs" ticket type.

HOW IT WORKS

5:00-6:00 p.m. - Networking, appetizers, beer and wine. Visit demo tables showcasing 10 St. Louis startups. You'll receive four, $1M bills to use to "vote" for your favorite startups. The top 5 vote-getters will automatically advance to the next round.

6:15-6:30 p.m. - The top 5 are announced. The remaining companies give a one-minute "pitch for their lives" to claim the final wild card spot in the finals.

6:30-8:00 p.m. - The 6 finalists each present a 4-minute pitch deck to our distinguished panel of judges.

8:00-8:30 p. m. - Winner announced and more networking.

Our Judges

  • Laura Burkemper, CEO, Wellth Holdings, LLC, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, SLU, LinkedIn
  • Stephen Grelle, SBA Specialist, Regions Bank, LinkedIn
  • Craig Herron, Managing Partner, iSelect Fund, LinkedIn
  • Christian Johnson, General Partner, Multi-Pass Ventures, LinkedIn
  • Julie Maurer, Competition Manager, Arch Grants, LinkedIn

Event Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Cortex Orange Garage. Self parking rates are $2/hour.

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4220 Duncan Avenue

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St. Louis, MO 63110

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