The first steps of starting a company can be the hardest - especially taking that initial leap to try and make something out of your business idea.
That’s why Founder Institute Colorado and Bold Legal are launching Elevation Pitch - a community-driven elevator pitch competition that aims to inspire and empower dreamers in the Mountain West Region to improve their business ideas, and start putting them into action.
If you have startup ideas and want to get access to mentorship and cash to make them a reality, then Elevation Pitch is for you.
In this free online competition, anyone with a startup idea (or startup with <$10K in funding or revenue) can submit an elevator pitch video and get access to our 'Elevation Pitch: Idea Jam' online workshops to improve their ideas in a judgement-free environment.
The top submitted pitches will then participate in the Elevation Pitch Demo Day - a live online event broadcast to hundreds of attendees and judged by top startup leaders - and the winners will get $2000 in cash from Bold Legal and Founder Institute Colorado, and a list of resources and mentorship opportunities to help them put their startup ideas into action.
The Submission Deadline for Elevation Pitch is Friday, July 2nd, and submitting is easy at ElevationPitch.com/submit.
(over $10K in revenue or investment? Then check out the Greater Colorado Pitch Series)
Not sure if you're ready?
That's okay! The whole point of Elevation Pitch is to empower you to take the next step.
First, check out this Elevator Pitch Guide, which provides a simple structured format for a good elevator pitch.
Then, be sure to register for our 'Elevation Pitch: Idea Jam' online events where you can learn best practices and polish up your half-baked ideas in a judgement-free environment!
Elevation Pitch Partners
Since the goal of Elevation Pitch is to empower you to put your ideas into action, we have also lined up a great list of organizations that have pledged to provide Office Hours and other perks to the Elevation Pitch Winner, including:
- Bold Legal - Bold Legal attorneys are entrepreneurs who happen to practice law. A boutique transactional and business law firm, Bold Legal provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, start-up formations, legal entity governance, employment, equity incentive plans and commercial contracts.
- Startup Colorado is a statewide grassroots initiative with a mission to bridge the distance for rural entrepreneurs and create a density of resources where they do not exist.
- Greater Colorado Venture Fund - Greater Colorado Venture Fund invests in early stage startups headquartered across the state of Colorado, outside of the Front Range.
- Technical Integrity - Technical Integrity is a small Executive Search and Technical Recruitment firm built on the notion that there is a better way to serve our clients, candidates and community.
- Addativo - Adattivo is a 100% onshore software development firm that builds mobile and web applications.
- Finmark - Finmark helps startups create and Create and share financial plans, manage burn rate, and forecast revenue and expenses—without spreadsheets.
- West Slope Works is a community to connect with the people and guidance to advance your career. Their resources include step-by-step tutorials, workshops, and more.
- Screenspace - ScreenSpace helps you create studio-quality product videos for your startup that rival the top agencies - in a fraction of the cost and time.
- BrandShine Creative Services - BrandShine Creative Services helps impact startups connect with customers, claim their rightful market share, and change the world by fueling them with intelligent brand strategies, memorable visuals, and outstanding websites.
- Athena Digital - Athena Digital is designed to help you scale your business with Facebook and IG Advertising, Social Media Marketing, SEO and Google Ad Words.
- Truenode Tech - TrueNode helps you scale your big data solutions with Hyperion Node (HN), a distributed-ledger database engine that provides scalable data storage, bandwidth, and processing power.
- Publicize - Publicize is a digital public relations firm helps startups and growing businesses get the exposure they need with fully integrated digital PR and communications services.
- ...and many more TBA!
Learn more about the Elevation Pitch competition at ElevationPitch.com.
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Elevation Pitch, by FI Colorado and Bold Legal, is a community-driven elevator pitch competition that aims to inspire and empower dreamers in the Mountain West Region to improve their business ideas, and start putting them into action. Anyone with an idea (or startup with <$10K in funding or revenue) can apply and get access to free resources and workshops to improve their pitch - including free online workshops. Then, the best pitches will have the opportunity to compete in a live online Demo Day where the winner gets cash and other resources to build out their idea.
Learn more and apply at ElevationPitch.com.