Podcast: Robert Scoble on How to Pitch Your Startup

In this podcast from DRT FM, Robert Scoble explains the best way to get the attention of journalists and investors. He reveals how to craft your story, the importance of social proof and why working the system to your advantage is necessary to succeed.

It all starts with building a great product. If you build a product that people want all the other stuff takes care of itself. You can really screw up your PR but if you have a product that people want, it will still spread.”

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Portland Entreprenuers Pitch Ironstone

In this video, entrepreneurs compete for funds through Starve Ups, where they made 30-second pitches and 30-minute presentations to billionaire investor Bill Hambrecht and his Ironstone Group Venture Capital.

The technology, the opportunities they’re taking with the internet space and the ability to develop sound business models around their business, very impressive,” said Hambrecht.

Hambrecht and the Ironstone fund use algorithms from local company Growth Science to predict the success or failure of Startup companies.

Read the Full Story or check out our inside-Startups podcast with Thomas Thurston from Growth Science.

Slidecast: Versium Real-Life Data Intelligence Platform

In this slidecast, Chris Matty from Versium describes the company’s Real-Life Data Intelligence Platform.

In consumer marketing, LifeData allows ever-narrower segmentation of customers and therefore much more precisely tailored products or services. Greater real life insights about people and businesses enable optimized communication strategies. Sophisticated analytics can predict behavior and greatly improve decision-making. LifeData can make existing applications more intelligent and enable entirely new ones. Versium’s powerful data intelligence platform enables all of this and more.”

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Video: Crushpath is a New Way to Pitch

In this video, the Crushpath Startup showcases a new way to pitch anything, including yourself.

We change the sales software game by allowing anyone, salesperson or not, a simple way to pitch and keep track of their relationships. Today, everyone’s pitching something, but what do we have to help us? Email blasts, cold calls, marketing campaigns–Good luck with that. Pitching is never a good experience for either side. Crushpath gives people a way to pitch their product, service, idea, or event with a simple, one page website that grabs the attention and captures leads in a way that email can’t. Your pitch is searchable, shareable, and social, so you get tons of eyeballs on it and are notified every time someone is interested. Then, keep track of your business relationships with a chronological play by play of all activity as it’s happening.

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Applications Due: Global Big Data Conference 2013 Startups Pitch

The Global Big Data Conference is hosting a Startups Pitch on January 28, 2013 in Santa Clara. This event is a great opportunity for startup firms to showcase their products to the world in front of prominent technology experts and potential investors.

Are you working on the next big thing that will take the world by storm ? The event allows you to showcase your products in front of potential investors, users and partners. The judging panel, which consists of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts, will nominate seven startups from the submissions. The shortlisted startups will have a chance to present their products and technologies at the Startups Pitch on Monday, January 28. The judging panel will choose a winner based on the presentations made.

Hurry! Pitch applications are due January 20, 2013.

How to Get Funded in 10 Minutes

Over at the Up and Running blog, Caroline Cummings writes that you can pitch and get funded in 10 minutes if you do the right preparation.

If there’s one thing I can’t stress enough, it’s the importance of rehearsing your pitch. I’ve seen too many entrepreneurs think, “oh, I know my business inside and out – pitching will be a breeze!” Good luck! I’ve also seen many entrepreneurs crash and burn when delivering their investor pitch – and ramble on and on. There’s nothing more frustrating then telling someone “I only need 10 minutes of your time,” and 20 minutes later you’re still on slide #5.

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