PITCH NIGHT

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!

ROXBURY INNOVATION CENTER

PITCH NIGHT

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, June 16, 2020 | 5P - 6:30P

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PITCH NIGHT DATE + TIME

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
5:00P – 6:30P ET
via Zoom (Virtual)

LOCATION

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.

OUR SPONSORS:

Our Pitch Night “Prize Money” Sponsor is Kirkland and Ellis.  Thank 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 ENTREPRENEURS

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!  We’ll have food & drinks catered by a local restaurant/caterer, table-demo’s so you can meet and greet the entrepreneurs and live entertainment.  Free for all!

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. 

APPLY TO PITCH NIGHT & STEPS TO PREPARE

Step 1: Attend Build A Compelling Pitch Deck

Build A Compelling Pitch Deck (non-mandatory but encouraged)

Date: May 12th, 6-7pm 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: Apply to Pitch Night

Apply to Pitch Night

Date: Applications are due by May 20th 12N

Apply Here.

Applicaion Overview

Roxbury Innovation Center will be accepting applications until Noon Eastern time on {Date TBC}. Our team will not consider any applications after the deadline.  Applicants will be informed of the status of their application by 5:00 PM on {Date TBC}.

Please note, 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.

Step 3: Selected Pitchers 1-Hour Pitch Prep Session with RIC Team

Selected Pitchers 1-Hour Pitch Prep Session with RIC Team Mandatory

Date: June 2nd and June 4th (1-hour sessions) 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 4: Selected Pitchers 30-Minute Pre-Pitch Practice Session

Selected Pitchers 30-Minute Pre-Pitch Practice Session (non-mandatory but encouraged) with RIC Team

Date: June 15th (30-min sessions) to be booked directly with RIC team

Prep Session

The ten applicants chosen for Pitch Night will be invited to attend a non-mandatory 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! This is a non-mandatory session, but strongly encouraged.  

Bonus: You’ll be able to get a free headshot by a professional photographer! 

Step 5: Pitch Night

Pitch Night for the Pitchers

Date: Tuesday, June 16th, 5P-8:30P

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!

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Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors + Partners

Venture Cafè gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the sponsor and grant partnerships

that support the Roxbury Innovation Center programs.

FOUNDING SPONSORS

2019-2020 Gold Sponsors and Grantors

WE BELIEVE THAT INNOVATION IS FOR EVERYONE

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