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Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Idea to Midwest Investors and Experts (online)

Pitch your startup to experts

Jan 19, 2023
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
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Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your startup ideas? On this live and interactive online event you can pitch your ideas to global startup experts for ratings and feedback - all from the comfort of your home. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to hear startup ideas and watch how the experts analyze business ideas.
To pre-submit your pitch, visit .

Don't forget, a key tool to help you is to use MadLibs to build out your quick pitch overview.  Learn more and get tips on this format at People that follow this format correctly will be HEAVILY favored for selection to participate in the event.

Who should Attend?
  • Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or a tech company
  • Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching
Who Pitches?
We will select people from the audience to pitch and do as many as possible.
Spectators are welcome!
Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses.
If you are looking for more information on pitching your startup, see this Startup Pitch Deck Guide or download startup pitch templates

Networking Post Event
After the pitch component of the meeting closes, the team will hang around to answer questions and discuss additional ideas, concepts, strategies, and approaches to refine your pitch process further.



Jason Jacobsohn

Managing Director @ Propellant Ventures


Jeffrey Daniel

Co-Director @ Founder Institute, Wisconsin


Jim De Long

Independent Consultant @ SeriousBots


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