TechLaunch BullPen - May 22, 2018 - Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florha...

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus

Monninger Center (Library) - BLG 14

285 Madison Avenue

Madison, NJ 07940

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TechLaunch is a virtual business accelerator for tech startups. BullPen #9 is being hosted at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus and co-hosted with Morris Tech Meetup.

The series of “BullPen” pitch events (similar in concept to “Shark Tank”) is where a select handful of (3-4) tech startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and mixed audience.

Winner gets $20,000 of business services from our sponsors.

Each presenting team is screened, mentored and prepared to make a 10 minute Investor type presentation to a panel of 4 Investors and successful Entrepreneurs.

The audience is encouraged to participate in the 7 minute Q & A session. Afterwards, the Investor panel will have 7 minutes to provide constructive feedback.

BullPen is aimed at serious early stage tech startup companies with high growth potential, an experienced team, a demonstrated Minimum Viable Product (MVP), looking to raise between $50K and $500K, and at least one potential customer who is prepared to pay for your product.

The Investor Panel consists of the following:

Peter Kestenbaum - Advisor, Investor & Mentor, 1099 Partners Managing Partner

Katherine O'Neill - Angel Investor & Executive Director of Jumpstart NJ Angel Network

Ken Silbert - Angel Investor & Founder/President of Silbert Partners.

Frank Vallese - Entrepreneur & Managing Director at NYU's MD5 Acceleration


4:30 - 5:00 Registration/Pizza/Networking

5:00 - 5:15 Introductions

5:15 - 7:00 BullPen Program (3-4 Investor Pitches)

7:00 - TBD (Winners announced & networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors)


The Florham Campus can be reached from such major routes as the Garden State Parkway, Route 80, Route 24 and Route 287. The Campus can be entered from Park Avenue (GPS Address: 175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932) or Madison Avenue (GPS Address: 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940).

Detailed directions can be found at - FDU Florham Campus Directions


Free parking is available on campus...Library Parking Lot. Please see below:

Our Sponsors:

About BullPen:

BullPen is a bi-monthly series of pitch events similar to Shark Tank where three or four tech companies present to a mixed audience and panel of investors and entrepreneurs in the New Jersey metropolitan area. Audience participation is encouraged. Presenters will get valuable constructive feedback from an experienced panel of Investors and Entrepreneurs. Pre-BullPen mentoring is provided to a select cohort and follow-on mentoring is encouraged, with funding opportunities on the horizon. Valuable in-kind services are also awarded to the presenting companies who the Investor Panel selects as the most fundable moving forward. To apply please go to TechLaunch/application.

About TechLaunch:

Formed in 2012 to drive the commercialization of emerging technology, TechLaunch has served over 50 tech focused companies and mentored over 100 budding entrepreneurs. Our focus is to screen, select and nurture early stage tech ventures to accelerate their growth opportunities via mentoring, coaching, networking, and providing access to resources and capital. Its core objective is to generate Quality Deal Flow for early stage investors and prepare entrepreneurs for the Due Diligence Process. To learn more please visit TechLaunch. Any media inquiries should be directed to

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Photo/Video Waiver: I give permission to TechLaunch LLC to use any photographs or videos taken during the program for use on their website or other promotional material. I understand that TechLaunch LLC owns all photos and videos they take.

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