What is Unpitch?
Inspired by conversations at the 2013 MassTLC unConference, Unpitch is geared to entrepreneurs interested in connecting with investors. It's not about delivering an elevator pitch onstage or a "demo day" presentation, or trying to grab a few seconds with a venture capitalist in a conference hallway. Unpitch is a chance to sit down with an angel investor or VC for lunch in a casual, no-pressure environment; discuss your business; and get feedback and connections that will help you get to the next stage.
Unpitch is totally free. The investors are buying lunch for the entrepreneurs… because each of them acknowledges that without great entrepreneurs, there are no successful investors.
A few things to know before applying to Unpitch…
Space is limited.
Our goal is 25 investors and 60 entrepreneurs, though we may be able to accommodate a few more.
We're giving preference to entrepreneurs who haven't engaged with investors so far, and haven't been through accelerator programs. (Though neither will disqualify you.)
Comfortable sharing your idea?
You'll be eating lunch with one investor and 2-3 other entrepreneurs. Know that you'll be sharing time with others, and you'll need to be comfortable discussing your idea in front of your peers. There will be networking time before and after lunch for any one-on-ones you hope to have with specific investors.
Open to anyone.
You don't have to live in Boston to apply, but you do have to be able to get here on December 10th. And there are no age limits on applying.
Create powerful new connections.
We make no guarantees about Unpitch, but our goal is to create powerful new connections between Boston's emerging entrepreneurs and its most active investors.
Dates to keep in mind.
You must apply by 9 PM (eastern time, natch) on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 to be considered. Entrepreneurs who are accepted will be notified. Thanks for your interest in Unpitch!