PITCH NIGHT      ric x eforall

 

A community event! Pitch Night is an opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and businesses to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win prize funding! If you want to grow your network, make meaningful connections, and witness up and coming businesses in the Greater Roxbury region, this event is place to be! Grab your free ticket and join us to watch this fun and interactive event! APPLICATIONS DUE SEPT 11TH at 12N! APPLY NOW!

ROXBURY INNOVATION CENTER

PITCH NIGHT IN ROXBURY: RIC X EFORALL 

It Starts With an Idea. We believe that innovation is for everyone. That anyone, anywhere, can have an idea that helps solve real problems. That includes You. Roxbury Innovation Center is providing space for entrepreneurs in Roxbury and the Greater Boston area to pitch their businesses and ideas to judges and the community, and a chance to win prize money!

VIRTUAL PITCH NIGHT | TUESDAY, Sept 29th, 2020 | 5P - 6:30P

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DATE + TIME

Tuesday, Sept 29th, 2020
5:00P – 6:30P ET
via Zoom (Virtual)

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Pitch Night is Virtual via Zoom! Join us.

 

APPLY

Anyone with an idea or small business located in Boston or the Greater Boston and Roxbury area are invited to apply. Applications due by Sept 11th, 12N.

COLLABORATION:

Annually we team up with our community partner, EforAll, to host Pitch Night in Roxbury. An invitation to participate in innovation isn’t the same as creating pathways for true access. Historically, leaders often have declined to actively engage a number of already under-represented communities. To address this, Roxbury Innovation Center, together with EforAll, leads a Pitch Night in Roxbury directed at improving overall equity and economic mobility. Join us!

OUR SPONSORS:

Our Pitch Night “Prize Money” Sponsors include: EforAll, Eastern Bank and Cambridge TrustThank you for providing $5,000 in prize money for our pitchers!

Thank you to our Premier Program Sponsor, Comcast, for your continued support of our entrepreneur programs, including Pitch Night! 

We are very thankful to all of our sponsors who continue to fund the Roxbury Innovation Center initiatives.

ATTEND AND SUPPORT 

Members of the community are invited to join in this fun, exciting and supportive community event.  Watch entrepreneurs and small business owners pitch their businesses in front of judges to win prize money! Like a real-life Shark Tank!  

APPLY TO PITCH

Anyone with an idea or a business is invited to apply to pitch at Pitch Night!  It is your chance to win prize money to help launch and grow your business.  Our team offers opportunities that help you perfect your pitch and further develop your business idea.  Below are steps to prepare you for your pitch application. Applications due by Sept 11th at 12N.

APPLY TO PITCH NIGHT & STEPS TO PREPARE

PITCH PREP WORKSHOPS OPEN TO ALL

Step 1: Attend Build A Compelling Pitch Deck

Build A Compelling Pitch Deck

Date: Sept 9th, 5:30pm-6:30pm ET

RSVP here.

Workshop Overview

A 1-hour workshop designed to teach both aspiring and current entrepreneurs and business owners how to create an engaging Pitch and Story!

The first steps for your startup are clear: You have an idea, you are founding your company, you are building your product and you need a pitch deck. Why is a pitch important? As long as you want to gain customers, expand awareness of your business, raise funding or convince business partners to work with you, a pitch deck is essential. It gives investors and customers insight into your business. Even huge companies like Facebook and Google started with a pitch deck. Your pitch is the heart of all of your messaging and conversations about your brand.

In this 1-hour workshop put on by Roxbury Innovation Center, you will learn exactly what you need communicate about yourself and your business, by constructing a comprehensive and compelling pitch for your idea or small business! This workshop is designed to teach early stage entrepreneurs and business owners how to properly organize a pitch to obtain grant and investor funding.

After this event, apply for our Pitch competition!  This will workshop will help you build a strong application and pitch deck to improve your chances to be selected to pitch.  This is non-mandatory but highly recommended!

Step 2: 3-minute Pitch Session

3-minute Pitch Session

Date: Sept 16th, 5:30pm-6:30pm ET

RSVP here.

Workshop Overview

A 1-hour workshop on how to tell your story in 3-minutes.  What are you working on? It’s a common question heard in many startup circles. If you are able to answer that question appropriately, it could lead to cofounders, team members, and partners, funders and lots of customers. Can you convey the essence of your business’ unique value without eyes glossing over? This workshop will teach you how to effectively explain what you do to key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives

How to build a narrative about your business?
How to effectively share a story about your company?
What are the types of pitches you will need to give?
How to present an effective pitch?

Step 3: Apply to Pitch Night

Apply to Pitch Night

Date: Applications are due by Sept 11th at 12N

Apply Here.

Application Overview

Ten applications will be accepted to Pitch at Pitch Night. If you are not selected, we encourage you to attend the evening to watch, learn and appy in the future!

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour meeting with our team to further develop their pitch decks.  Dates and times will be sent directly to you.

SESSIONS FOR SELECTED PITCHERS

Step 4: 1-Hour Pitch Prep Session for Selected Pitchers

1-Hour Pitch Prep Session for Selected Pitchers

Date: To be booked directly with RIC team

Prep Session

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour meeting with our team to further develop their pitch decks.  Dates and times will be sent directly to you. This is an opportunity to share your current pitch deck with our team, practice your pitch and refine details to prepare you for the big Pitch night!  This is a mandatory session.

Step 5: Video Recording + Expert Feedback

Video Recording + Expert Feedback

Date: To be booked directly with RIC team

Prep Session

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be required to record their pitch and share with our team of experts. This is an opportunity to share and practice your pitch and gain expert advice.  This is a mandatory session.

Step 6: 30-Minute Pre-Pitch Practice Session

30-Minute Pre-Pitch Practice Session 

Date: to be booked directly with RIC team

Prep Session

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be invited to attend a 30-minute meeting with our team to practice their pitch prior to Pitch Night.  Dates and times will be sent directly to you. This is an opportunity to further practice your pitch!

Step 7: Final Video Recording + Final Expert Feedback

Final Video Recording + Final Expert Feedback

Date: To be booked directly with RIC team

Prep Session

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be required to record their pitch and share with our team of experts. This is an opportunity to share and practice your pitch and gain expert advice.  This is a mandatory session.

Final videos will be uploaded to the YouTube Channel.

Step 8: Pitch at PITCH Night

Pitch Night for the Pitchers

Date: Tuesday, Sept 29th, 5P-6:30P

Pitch Night for Pitchers

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be invited to set-up their table demo’s to showcase their businesses to judges and attendees before they Pitch.  After table demo-ing, Pitchers will be invited into the main room to being the Pitch Competition where they will pitch their businesses.  Winners will be announced at the end of the evening!

WORKSHOPS FOR NON-SELECTED APPLICANTS

WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU + JOIN OUR PITCH ACCELERATOR

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU

Your Journey does not end if you were not selected to Pitch, in fact it has just begun!  We enourage those that were not selected to pitch to:

(1) Attend Pitch Night and watch the 10 pitchers compete for prize money.  This is an opportunity for you to learn how others are pitching and telling their story, understand questions that the judges ask and ways you can improve your story! 

(2) Join our Pitch Accelerator to continue your undestanding of Pitching & Story Telling.  

(3) Apply for our LAUNCH! Pre-Accelerator to turn your idea into a business.  

(4) Book a 1×1 Meeting with our team and adopt our Pathway Program to build your dream.

(5) Stay in the Know! Sign up for our Newsletter.

WE BELIEVE THAT INNOVATION IS FOR EVERYONE

We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, networking, educational workshops and other resources. 

Join Us

Be part of our community

Stay in the know, attend a program, join a networking event.  

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”