Entrepreneurship is flourishing in Southern New England!
Come join your entrepreneurial colleagues for an exciting meeting of networking and learning at an upcoming Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF). Piranha Pond Pitch Party At the Piranha Pond, Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a 5-minute opportunity to convince a panel of Investors to give them the money.
The next Piranha Pond Pitch Party is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum, Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River.
What is the Piranha Pond? It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss funding their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are "Out" there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why they will not move forward with the presenter.
IMPORTANT: For this event, we are seeking companies that are beyond the idea or "napkin" stage, preferably with revenue or a working prototype. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.
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Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.
Deadline for Applications is September 1, 2014.
This is a public event.
Attendance fees are the same as those for the 128 Innovation Capital Grup meetings: $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates; $35 for Investors and Service Providers