The meetup had their first “Pitchfest” on Thursday, October 25th at the Dan Marino Foundation in Fort Lauderdale. Five local startups were chosen at random to present their startups to peers and get feedback on their sales pitch, business ideas, and ideas moving forward. Each presenter was given 5 minute to present without any flashcards or added assistance. “No PowerPoint, No slides, ALL PASSION!” At the end all presentations, the audience voted on their favorite startup pitch. There were approximately 50 people in attendance for this first event.
The event also had a special guest, Geoff Haynes, who is a Serial Entrepreneur, President of Raw Power Pro, and Guest Speaker. He also recently spoke at TEDxBocaRaton at Florida Atlantic University about the attribute that entrepreneurs and innovators reply on that can help drive innovation.
It was a real treat to have Geoff attend and share his knowledge and insights with the startups.
South Florida Technology Alliance is a non-profit organization that fosters growth, success, and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, development and education, and relevant industry programs, the SFTA provides South Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region. The SFTA’s motto is “Learn. Connect.Grow.”
StartUps.club provides startup advisory services and startup management services to emerging startup companies and their founders. The team behind Startups.club are passionate serial entrepreneurs with considerable business, marketing, legal, fundraising, and technical experience. They assist local startups through co-working space, incubator-style mentoring, events, and education. Their motto is “Create. Educate. Innovate.” The SFTA and StartUps.club will be presenting additional “StartingPoint” events in 2019 with topics in specific industries, gaining funding, and how to market your new startup. STAY TUNED!
*** Givon Zirkind, Technical Reporter and Writer, Software Tester, QA Engineer, and SFTA Volunteer summarizes the five presenting startup companies and their pitches. ***