When: Thu December 13, 2012 7:30 am
Organization: 128 Innovation Capital Group
Location: IBM Innovation Center - 404 Wyman St. (N entrance), Waltham, MA
You've heard of the Shark Tank ... Welcome to the Piranha Pond!
At the Piranha Pond, Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a 5-minute opportunity to convince a panel of Investors to give them the money.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:30 - 10:00 AM
IBM Innovation Center
404 Wyman St.,North Entrance, Waltham, MA
This event is open to the public.
October 15, 2012 - Investors' Profiles on Piranha Pond Website
October 29, 2012 - Application Period Opens
November 27, 2012 5:00 PM - Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 5-9 PM - Piranha Pond Pitch Party Practice Session Event
at the IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman St. (N Entrance) Waltham
What is the Piranha Pond? It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss funding their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are "Out" there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why they will not move forward with the presenter.
IMPORTANT: For this event, we will be seeking companies with revenue or a working prototype. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.