About The Talk
Pitching to investors is one of the most intimidating parts of being an entrepreneur and building a startup.
Even with the best idea and business case, your startup will fail to convince investors to fund you if you are pitching it poorly.
If you haven’t pitched to an investor before, or you’re curious what the pitch is like, or best practices for pitching, join us October 30th as we host two early-stage investors, Jenny Fielding (Managing Director of Techstars New York, and General Partner at The Fund), and Ben Zises (angel investor, advisor, syndicate lead, and fund manager).
We’ll be discussing best practices for pitching, and you’ll see some of our community get feedback on their pitches!
Interested in pitching? Apply here by October 23rd.
Managing Director of Techstars New York
Jenny Fielding is the Managing Director of Techstars New York where she leads the program. She is also the founder and General Partner at The Fund, a first check fund investing exclusively in New York based companies. Her portfolio includes more than 110+ tech enabled companies. Previously, Jenny headed up Corporate Venture and Digital Innovation at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led business development deals. She has also started several tech companies, most notably Switch-Mobile, a mobile VoIP company that was acquired in 2009. Jenny began her career as a lawyer, spent time at JP Morgan and is a graduate of Columbia University where she is an Adjunct Professor.
Ben Zises is an angel investor, advisor, syndicate lead and fund manager. Most notably he was the first investor & founding advisor to both quip & Caraway (before each had its name), along with early investor roles in A Kids Book About, Branch, Brightland, cadence, cleancult, co-op, Density, Haus, Judy, Lalo, Stix, Swag.com and Windmill among others. Ben’s focus is geared towards areas where he is most passionate and have a competitive informational AND educational advantage: Consumer/CPG + Proptech, seed stage.
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