We think everybody can benefit from applying to pitch at PitchBreakfast. The point is to support each other, ask good questions, supply good feedback and get the buzz going on Wednesday mornings.
We welcome startup companies at most levels to pitch at PitchBreakfast, from napkin-sketch idea to companies that have already received some funding. However, the format is that of an investor pitch, so you should present your idea along with a business model, even if you are not yet ready for funding. This is NOT a forum to try and sell your product or service to the audience.
Once a quarter, PitchBreakfast invites the IDEA Fund Partners down to sit on our panel for a special, IDEA Pitch. This format is a 2 minute pitch with no slides followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the panel. Unlike the standard format, the 2 minute presentation serves more as an investor elevator pitch. The goal of these is to simply peak an investor’s interest and get a follow up conversation.
Because of the different format, companies interested in participating in the IDEA Pitch must be currently seeking funding (or will be in the near future) and must include some sort of technology and/or business model innovation. The format also favors B2B industries. Traditional service and consumer businesses would not be a good fit for this format.
If you’re struggling with what to include in your pitch, consider including the following 5 elements that our panelists consistently ask about. Feel free to reach out to the team if you need help.