What do investors need to hear from entrepreneurs in an “elevator pitch”? Who should consider joining an angel group – and why?
Those questions and more will be examined at the Wednesday, March 20 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Green Bay as part of WIN’s new Entrepreneurs’ Edge” project. Investors and other business startup experts will share best practices, with some entrepreneurs getting the chance to practice their pitches in front of those mentors.
The meeting will take place at the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center located in the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Rd.,
Green Bay. Registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast and refreshments available. The event runs from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $10 for general admission and free for WIN members and for students.
Entrepreneurs’ Edge, produced by WIN and the Wisconsin Technology Council, is designed to introduce entrepreneurs to investor expectations when reviewing potential early stage investments. After hearing about best practices, selected entrepreneurs will make a 90-second pitch in front of a live audience – followed by constructive feedback. This format is followed during the annual “Elevator Pitch Olympics” at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.
The event will also feature a presentation on the work of the Wisconsin Angel Network and how high-net-worth individuals can consider getting involved in angel investing through one of Wisconsin’s angel networks or funds.
“A healthy startup economy needs entrepreneurs who can communicate their businesses quickly and concisely – and investors who know how to listen,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council. “Entrepreneurs’ Edge aims to increase the supply of both in Wisconsin.”
This event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, First Business Bank and the Wisconsin Angel Network. More Entrepreneurs’ Edge events will be held statewide. To join WIN, go to http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/ or call Molly Lahr at 608-442-7557.