PITCH NIGHT

 

A community event! Pitch Night is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business 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 IN ROXBURY

Pitch Night is a community event that showcases up and coming innovators in the Roxbury area. Apply, Learn to Pitch, and Pitch in front of Judges to Win Money! Four times a year we offer our Pitch Night! Twice a year it is opened to the public (February and September), and twice a year we showcase our recent Accelerator gradutates for their Pitch Night Demo (May and November).

VIRTUAL PITCH NIGHT | TUESDAY, November 17th, 2020 | 5P - 6:30P

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DATE + TIME

Tuesday, November 17th
5:00P – 6:30P ET
via Zoom (Virtual)

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Pitch Night is Virtual via Zoom! Join us.

 

ABOUT

Four times a year we offer our Pitch Night! Twice a year it is opened to the public (February and September), and twice a year we showcase our recent Accelerator gradutates for their Pitch Night Demo (May and November).

ABOUT PITCH NIGHT AND DEMO NIGHT

Four times a year we offer our Pitch Night! Twice a year it is opened to the public (February and September), and twice a year we showcase our recent Accelerator graduate cohort for their Pitch Night Demo (May and November).

OUR SPONSORS:

Our Pitch Night “Prize Money” Sponsors are the core to ensuring access to funding for our pitchers.  We will announce our upcoming prize sponsor soon!

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 for our November pitch are open to those who are currently in our Launch! Pre-Accelerator.  Our upcoming February Pitch Night will be open to the public to apply. More details soon.

APPLY TO PITCH NIGHT & STEPS TO PREPARE

LEARN ABOUT PITCHING AND APPLY TO PITCH (REQUIRED)

Step 1: Attend Build A Compelling Pitch Deck

Build A Compelling Pitch Deck

Date: To Be Announced ~February 2021

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 for November are closed.  This Pitch Night is open to those who are in our Launch! Pre-Accelerator.  Applications for our next Pitch Night will be open in February.

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 | OUR PITCH COHORT

Step 1: Pitch Prep Workshop

Pitch Prep Workshop

Workshop Overview

A 1-hour workshop on how to tell your story in 1-minute and 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 2: Video Recording with Slides + Expert Feedback

Video Recording with Slides + 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 on zoom with their slides 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 3: 30-Min Pitch Prep Session for Selected Pitchers

30-Min 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 30-min 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: Final Video Recording

Final Video Recording 

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 5: Pitch at PITCH Night

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!

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. 

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