Startup Survival Guide & Investor Pitches (Entrepreneurs, Angels & VCs)

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Part 1: Startup Survival Guide
First, Captain Hoff will share his insights and first-hand experience on what it takes to survive and win in the hyper-competitive world of Silicon Valley. This includes cracking the code on raising venture capital, how to manage your company, avoiding hidden traps that kill startups, and breaking out of a failed plan.

Part 2: Startup Pitch
Come see cutting-edge tech startups pitch our investors. Everyone is welcome. If you’re a startup and want to pitch, view the requirements below. If you’re an accredited investor, simply contact us and we will add you to our VIP list.

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Requirements to Pitch:
If you have a startup with cutting-edge technology and want to pitch to investors at the event, please follow these steps:

• Everyone must buy a ticket, even if you are not pitching.

• The top 5 to 10 startups with the most innovative and bold ideas will be selected to pitch.

• Register your startup on Founders Edge and complete your startup profile in advance.

• Come to the event with your laptop and a 3-minute pitch ready to present.

• At 5:30 pm at the event, we will announce the startups that have been selected to pitch. You must be present or we we will select another startup.

VCs & Angel Investors:
If you’re an accredited investor and would like a VIP ticket, please contact us, and we will add you to our guest list.

Easy Parking!
We’re right near the CalTrain station and BART. Also, the parking is easy around Founders Space, and most of it is free at night:

• 5:15 pm Doors Open – Light Food & Drinks
• 5:30 pm Announce Startups Selected to Pitch
• 6:30 pm Startup Survival Guide
• 7:30 pm Startup Pitches
• 8:30 pm Networking, Light Food & Drinks
• 9:00 pm Event Ends

If you’d like to volunteer to help out at the event and get a free pass, contact us and we’ll get right back to you.

About Speaker:
Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of the book Make Elephants Fly. Hoffman is also the Captain & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries.

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