Before you pitch to investors, identify your goals for the pitch. Provide investors with a very clear and direct ask. This will help investors know if they can help you without wasting your time or theirs. Try to answer the following questions during your pitch: How much are you raising? What are the terms? What is your timeline? How will you use the money? If you are seeking advisors, what specific skills or knowledge would be helpful? What connections or introductions are you seeking? A clearly defined ask helps you get what you need faster and more effectively.

Upcoming National Event
Beyond the Pitch: Boston on May 3rd

  • Full-day including pitches and Q&A, company showcases and demos, informative entrepreneur workshops, due diligence kick-off, and networking reception
  • 10-12 companies will be chosen
  • Audience of angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds
  • Other benefits include pre-event coaching from expert IC staff, elevator pitch training session, GIIRS rating and assessment, IC-facilitated due diligence if there is investor interest, & more
  • Application deadline: March 1

Upcoming Local Events
Local Network Meetings in Boulder-Denver, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington DC

  • Monthly meetings
  • 1-3 companies chosen per meeting per region
  • Audience of local angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds
  • Opportunities for syndication across local and national networks
  • IC-facilitated due diligence if there is investor interest