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Pitch Club Boston: April Edition
April 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every pitch is a performance.
And every performance needs rehearsal.
Whether you’re raising funds or just floating a half-baked business idea, standing up in front of people and giving a powerful pitch is critical. But getting that pitch right takes practice and feedback, and the stakes of getting it wrong in front of important people are high.
So what if someone provided a low-stakes venue and an audience where you could go to practice? That’s PitchClub. Open mic night for entrepreneurs.
PitchClub Boston provides a powerful and confidential environment for entrepreneurs to practice and refine their presentations in front of a constructive audience ready to give feedback. There are eight presentation slots once each month. Presenters get ten minutes to pitch and five minutes for feedback. Slides are welcome, as are solo and group pitches. Time limits are strictly enforced.
Open and honest feedback from the audience is encouraged, subject to:
THE RULES OF PITCH CLUB
The first rule of Pitch Club: Don’t talk about Pitch Club.
No matter how awesome or how awful, by informal agreement whatever you hear in Pitch Club stays within the walls of Pitch Club. Unless the presenter gives permission, in which case blab away. That said, if you’re worried about someone stealing your idea, don’t pitch it.
The second rule of Pitch Club: Don’t talk about Pitch Club.
Seriously. Any pitch – no matter how early or crazy or terrible – is welcome.
Pitch Club is where you go to get feedback without worrying about looking stupid.
The third rule of Pitch Club: Pitches will go on as long as they need to, but no more than ten minutes.
Each pitch gets ten minutes, plus five minutes of feedback. Period.
We do eight pitches per night. And then we stop. And then we drink.
The fourth rule of Pitch Club: There are no bad Pitches
The audience’s only job is to make your pitch better next time. But beware: you will be critiqued on both content AND style. If they’re harsh, it’s out of love.
Admission is free. Presentation slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.