Why This Pitch Competition Has Turned Into New York’s Hottest Investor Feedback Forum

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 6, 2011

Today, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be teaming up with Graham Lawlor to host New York’s Ultra Light Startups Event. The event now finds itself as one of New York’s hottest Investor Feedback Forums.  Eight to ten startups come and present their ideas in two minutes or less. They pitch to an outstanding lineup of judges from major venture capital firms and angel groups. The winner gets an automatic bid to present to the New York Angels, the independent consortium of angel investors who have invested over $45 million into more than 70 early-stage ventures in the last decade.

What makes this event so special is the valuable feedback that the investors give the founders. This Thursday at NYU the event will be hosted at NYU and feature Greg Cangialosi, CEO of Nucleus Ventures, Owen Davis, Managing Director at NYC Seed, Nihal Mehta, General Partner at ENIAC Ventures, and Marc Michel, Managing Partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Ultra Light Startups features scalable startups generally in technology or media who have not received equity investment. Additionally, it’s open to anyone to attend and it is a great networking opportunity. The crowd fills with other entrepreneurs and investors scoping out new deals.

So, to pitch to Ultra Light Startups, apply online and fill out your Gust funding application. The universally accepted application to angel groups and venture capital funds.

Check out what the BBC says about Ultra Light Startups…

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.