Great session of Pitch Practice today. Thank you to everyone who attended, pitched, learned, networked, and signed up for the Pitch Practice Podcast Launch Team. Will you join us to launch teh Pitch Practice Podcast to #1 on iTunes “New & Noteworthy” category? It’ll be easy! Just subscribe, rate, and review the podcast when we launch on June 27th. Click here to join the launch team.
Here are the pitches & lessons from today’s session.
- Synapse MX – (preparing for 36|86 contest pitch June 6-7th) – SaaS to replace ancient paper, whiteboard, and mainframe software that airlines currently use to manage aircraft maintenance.
- Parkent Cycles – electronic bike rack operated by your phone that physically locks the bike.
- Valet Pay – a mobile app that lets us request our car and tip our valet drivers with our phones.
- Qoins.io – use spare change from your bank transactions to pay off your college loan debt.
- Full Chair Digital – Snapchat Geo filters for event-based marketing.
- Heart Craft Homes – patent pending material like GorillaGlass for building homes.
Lessons that came up today:
- 30 seconds is completely arbitrary, but it builds discipline in your words.
- Sometimes people won’t listen to advice, no matter how many times they hear it. C’est la vie!
- There’s a pattern for telling stories. See Nancy Duarte’s TED Talk on storytelling.
- Validate the problem first, before you try to build a business around it.
- You may have a 2-sided marketplace, e.g., valets, valet companies, and consumers using valet parking.
Thanks again to everyone who pitched, learned, and networked. You just never know who you’ll meet, what you’ll learn, or what kind of new business someone will pitch. That’s part of the reason we’re launching the Pitch Practice Podcast in June.
We want to launch to No. 1 on iTunes “New & Noteworthy” category, and we need your help to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast on June 27th. Join the launch team here!
Finally, have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and please remember that freedom is not free. Many have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. Find a military widow or child and thank them, not just this weekend, but always.