Workshop Series: What is your concept. Your idea. Your project. Pitch your Idea for support and feedback: Workshops, Practice Pitch Prep, and Pitch Festival.
Adjunct Professor: Jen van der Meer
Background: Over the past five+ years NYU ITP has organized increasingly successful Investor Pitchfest to showcase startup team ideas worthy of funder consideration and attention. Prior Judges for Pitchfest have included Joanne Wilson and Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures), Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures), Phin Barnes (First Round Capital) and Frank Rimalovski (NYU Tech Ventures), Amy Millman (Springboard) and a number of active Angel Investors.
This year we are augmenting with more super sub micron seed stage investors, project funders, and social impact angels.
We schedule the workshop series after Thesis Week and the ITP show.
In the past five years, there are now so many more opportunities to pitch.
The Stern Berkeley Center Competition, The NYU Summer LaunchPad Accelerator, the Dorm Room Fund, the application process for YC and Highway 1 and other accelerators in NYC, the Bay Area, and China.
But we know there are those out there that haven’t yet ventured into thinking about their idea, project, or concept as a venture.
We have also augmented the prep workshops for the range of potential ideas we’ve seen at ITP over these years:
- The projects that just need to exist in the world.
- The social impact idea that must find its home.
- The high growth potential company that hasn’t yet gotten picked up by an accelerator.
- We welcome all of you. We want to help you launch.
Submit your business concept ideas to be considered for the first workshop, and Pitchfest here, and reach out to Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for consultation. This workshop is open to anyone who is enrolled or has recently been graduated from NYU, and is designed for NYU ITP graduates specifically.
Workshop Schedule Overview:
Idea Submission: Friday May 22, 2015
Workshop 1: Monday June 1, 2015
Workshop 2: Monday June 8, 2015
Workshop 3: Monday June 15, 2015
Pitchfest 4: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Idea Submission: Friday, May 22, 2015
Students will submit a 100 word description of their idea. Links to team member bios, early prototypes, presentations, blog posts, or video demos is welcome and encouraged. Professors van der Meer, Igoe and Hechinger will select top student ideas for the initial workshop.