Getting lean is becoming essential to all aspects of running a business and pitching is no exception. Here’s a quick update on our original post to the Lean Deck Clinic on Monday August the 2nd. The event is sold out for participants, but you might be able to score a ticket to the final round of presentations if you’re fast. (There were three left as of this post.)
All of the participants will get great feedback on their pitches from the panel (see below) to help them improve their pitch and their business model, but the big news is that there’s a host of great prizes for the participants including one year of free hosting from Media Temple and one year of analytics from KissMetrics.
Special last minute addition is the big grandaddy prize of a whopping 15 hours (~$5,000) of in legal work courtesy of Antone Johnson at Bottom Line Law Group who is himself a lean startup and focuses on providing “lean startup lawyers for emerging growth companies”. That’s enough legal work to get incorporated, deal with patents, trademarks, privacy policies and more. There may even be some more special treats coming for the other participants.
The Deck Clinic is being organized by The Lean Coffee Meetup with Gregarious Narin, Rich Colins, and startupSQUARE chipping in. It’s hosted at the new San Francisco startup incubator Kicklabs. The panel of judges and experts has expanded to include a room of peers, VCs and angel investors :
- Sumeet Jain (CMEA Capital)
- Chris Redlitz (Transmedia Capital) (Check out our interview with Chris here)
- Michael Downing (Transmedia Capital)
- Hiten Shah (Kissmetrics)
- Thomas McInerney (Angel Investor)
- Jai Choi, Partech International)
- Debbie Landa (DealMaker Media)
- Philip Kaplan (Blippy)
And don’t forget to check out the NYC Lean Coffee if you’re in New York!
Good luck to all participants!