Pitch Practice 05-16-2014

After some frustration from meetup.com about removing Pitch Practice from their service – half a dozen people gave me their condolences and lamented that I was “shutting down Pitch Practice – we had the biggest turnout ever.  Big na-na-na-boo-boo to meetup.com, and thanks to Twitter, Blogger, and the ATV Facebook group for easily replacing the meetup service.

That was lesson #1 from this week’s pitch practice: if something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to change it.  Meetup.com was getting a few dozen RSVPs each week, maybe 3 or 4 of which were actually attending Pitch Practice on Fridays.

Here’s who pitched.

  • Relate.ly – Matt Kress pitched this new service that creates a visual mapping of your client relationships as tracked on social media and email.  
  • Parkent Cycles – Secure locking storage terminals for your bicycles.
  • Diane Deseta – Summer coding and design camp for at-risk middle school students in June at Sandy Springs Middle School
  • JustPaintMyHouse.com – Erez Weinstein is fixing the hideous battle of scheduling and getting estimates from quality paint contractors by offering guaranteed fixed pricing and appointments to paint the inside of your house.
  • FrankEinstein – Chris Turner, student at The Iron Yard, is learning to code so he can build a service that enables big brands to challenge students to create their brand designs or products, to alleviate the chronic methodology of years of consumptive education in our schools.
  • Frogtoon Media – Yassin couldn’t find any Moroccan music on Spotify or Pandora, so he made a partnership with YouTube and created Frogtoon media to offer international flavored music to everyone around the globe. They have over 1M users!
  • Better CharitiesMatthew Marshall is bringing transparency to every dollar you donate to your charity of choice.

Hope you can join us this Friday at 1pm right after StartupChowdown in the event space at Atlanta Tech Village. Follow us on Twitter or pitchpractice.us to learn more.

What do you think about that?