On April 20th, TechCrunch will host TechCrunch Early Stage in Boston — an event designed to equip entrepreneurs will all the tools needed to build their unicorn startups. No founder event would be complete without pitches! TechCrunch editorial is looking for six-seven founders to take part in a Pitch Deck Teardown. Onstage. In Boston. Live. Founders can apply here.
Mastering the pitch deck
Pitches are critical in the quest for funding and first customers. It’s rare, however, for innovators to get truly candid insight on their pitches before stepping in front of VCs. At TC Early Stage, founders will get to pitch in front of an expert panel of judges and secure essential insight before you step up to bat. The investors will offer live feedback on your pitch structure, content, solution and presentation. Three founders will be selected to give a two-minute elevator pitch while three founders will be selected to give a four-minute pitch with a deck. Founders who apply for the TC Early Stage Pitch Deck Teardown will automatically be considered for the Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt, this September, in San Francisco.
Without further ado, here are your judges for the TC Early Stage Pitch Deck Teardown.
Ginny Miller, 1Sharpe Ventures
Ginny oversees venture investing and platform strategies for 1Sharpe Ventures (1SV). Prior to 1SV, Ginny led Ventures at Jamestown, a $12 billion real estate private equity firm. She has also worked on real estate technology initiatives at Apple, Fifth Wall Ventures and Harvard University after starting her career in product design. Ginny received her MBA from Harvard Business School and studied Engineering at Dartmouth.
Heather Widman, Building Ventures
As a partner at Building Ventures, Heather Widman spearheads the firm’s investment activities within the real estate and real estate tech community. She utilizes 15+ years of operating experience to advise portfolio companies in go-to-market and product strategy. She is active throughout the ecosystem at organizations, including CREtech, MITdesignX and AllRaise, and she serves on the advisory committee of Women In PropTech.
Neesha A. Tambe, TechCrunch
Akin to an in-house VC, Neesha A. Tambe recruits, sources, vets and trains startup founders from across the globe as Editor of Startup Battlefield — TechCrunch’s global startup competition. She is passionate about scaling products and programs to new markets domestically and internationally, having run TC startup programs in Berlin, San Francisco, Latin America, Middle East North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Neesha studied international security and sustainability from Georgetown University and De Anza College. Neesha is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
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