Junto: Learning & Entrepreneurship

Friday, October 21, 2005

Speed pitching idea...

In an effort to help entrepreneurs connect with angel investors, we have brainstormed the idea to do a FundingUtah.com speedpitching event. If any of you have seen the movie Hitch, you will remember the speed dating scene. This event will very similar only we will be selling our businesses, not a date!

Ten entrepreneurs will give five-minute pitches to several groups of 3-5 accredited angel investors rotating in a fast-paced, musical chairs style. After the end of the event, entrepreneurs will be available for question and answer sessions on an individual basis.

I am anxious to see the results of the event... we have already recieved quite a few registrants. If you have any other innovative ideas to help entrepreneurs connect with angel investors, let me know.


  • How did this event go? I mentioned this idea to a couple of buddies of mine and they thought it was a great idea and we are all curious to find out results.

    You hit the mark when talking about focusing on the entrepreneur and not just the "business plan." And in the same token, by focusing on the investor and not just the "money." Matching people to people will surely be more beneficial and productive rather than just matching money to plan.

    By Blogger Ben Nagel, at 8:30 AM  

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