Under30CEO Demo/Pitches: The Tough Question Competition

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 17, 2012

Sponsored by: Corporate Tax Network, and Levinegerba Attorneys.

Our sponsor is offering Free 2011 business tax prep for all attendees! Email contact(AT)corporatetaxnetwork.com with code “under30ceo”.


Join Under30CEO for Tough Question Competition where entrepreneurs will finally be asked THE TOUGH QUESTIONS and told what they need to hear…

At Under30CEO we want to know: “Why don’t these startups ever get asked the tough questions?…Why doesn’t anyone have the heart to tell them their business is setup to fail?”

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The Competition:

Based on the show Shark Tank, our panel of angel investors / venture capitalists will be giving founders the feedback they need to hear.

6:30 PM Audience takes their seats for The Tough Question Competition

Gameshow Style Format:
– Five top startups will pitch to investors for 120 seconds each
– Each company will have 4 minutes of Q+A with the panel
– The audience scores each startup 1-10 in real time equating for 50% of the startup’s points
– Each investor scores the startup 1-10 and gives a 60 second explanation of their scoring

Panel of judges to include:

– Brad Harrison of BHV Fund
– Hezekiah Griggs of H360 Capital
– Eric Bertrand of EJB Capital
– Heather Gilchrist of Rak Group
– Jonathan Axelrod of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator 

Pitches / Demos: (subject to change)

– iGiveMore by Matt Bishop
– Broodr by Jason Blanck
– RoboInvest by Michael Giles
– Spindows by Clay Hebert
– SureDone by Jason Nadaf
– Knod.es by Ron Williams 

Winner receives press on Under30CEO.com and our syndicates…

The Networking Reception:

Network and connect with New York City’s most talented young people, including investors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and potential employees.

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Networking reception and *drinks on the house* 

Get your tickets now

About Under30CEO.com: Under30CEO is the leading media company for young entrepreneur advice, news, trends and events. Under30CEO is dedicated to covering everything relevant to a young person starting a business or anyone looking to learn more about the space.  The company and it’s founders have been recognized in outlets like Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com and many more for it’s offline events and online coverage of the young entrepreneur space.

About Levinegerba Attorneys: Levinegerba is a new kind of law firm specializing in providing general legal counsel for entrepreneurial people and companies with great ideas. They work with start-ups; small businesses; manufacturers; emerging companies; local retailers; software developers; service providers; professionals in retail, real estate, and finance – and more.

Our events are attended by firms and media outlets such as:

Fox Business, INC Magazine, WSJ, Cooley LLP, Betaworks, RAK Tech Fund, Soundboard Ventures, Highline Venture Partners, T3 Capital,The Ladders, Toyota, & Apple.

*No tickets will be sold at the door*

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