As part of Startup Boston, we're offering early-stage founders an opportunity to get feedback from real investors, with a small audience of attendees also looking to learn from them and you.
Your company will have 3 minutes to pitch your startup, and will get about 12 minutes of feedback and questions from our investors. Despite the audience, this will be a casual setting and an opportunity to have an open conversation, asking questions about investor concerns, how to best present what you have, and what you should improve on before you're actively seeking investors.
Pitching is limited to founders who have an active startup and are close to pursuing funding—you must be beyond idea-stage, with traction or promising early customer validation. Sign up as an audience member or participant through Eventbrite and, if you want to pitch, please complete the application form.
This event is part of the Founding Startups track at Startup Boston 2018.
Our feedback panel includes:
Melissa Withers, Co-Founder & Managing Director, RevUp Capital
RevUp Managing Director Melissa Withers has overseen investments in 100+ companies across industries and at various stages of growth. She was previously Managing Director of Betaspring, a nationally-ranked startup accelerator that launched 89 companies between 2009-2014. Melissa's career began at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, where she worked at the intersection of basic research and public policy. She was also co-founder of the Business Innovation Factory, an organization dedicated to the design and testing of new business models.
Sean Judge, Principal at Highland Capital Partners
Based in Highland's Cambridge office, Sean is focused on identifying, evaluating and executing early stage technology investments. He is currently working in Highland’s disruptive commerce practice, seeking out new companies that are the next to transform the online buying experience. Sean enjoys working with entrepreneurs who are building tech-enabled consumer businesses and innovative enterprise software companies.
Shereen Shermak, Executive Director at Boston Women's Workforce Counsil, Angel Investor & Startup Advisor
Shereen is a serial entrepreneur and prolific angel investor. She's invested in a number of Boston startups including Amino Apps, Bedrock Data, Careport Health, and Soofa. She's served as an advisor to Flybridge Capital Partners, as well as several startups, most recently as a part-time CRO to Doni, and a part-time Head of Marketing for Wise Trading Technologies.
This is a Startup Boston event.
Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.