Two startup pitch opportunities

Just a reminder to startups, there are two good upcoming international opportunities to pitch your tech startups. Of course, if interested, do join the events as well.

1. In alignment with the Second Annual Tallinn Conference organized by The International Technology Law Association in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia, ArcticStartup is cooperating to organize an Elevator Pitch Business Plan Contest with support from Connect Estonia. The contest is held in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26, 2009.

The deadline for pitch applications is now extended to May 13th, so 2 days to go. Please have a look at the ArcticStartup page.

2. TechCrunch Europe is putting together a round-table event in Stockholm on May 27. TechCrunchTalk Nordic will be an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations followed by a networking reception. We’ll be bringing together the startup, Angel and VC communities together to debate the next phase of the startup world in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic countries – which should make for a lively discussion.

More information at the TechCrunch Europe page.


  1. Excuse my ignorance, but what is actually the point of these pitch events? Has pitching become something that’s being done for its own sake rather than with some clear goal in mind?

  2. Find investors.
    Get better at presenting and public speaking.
    Promote your startup.
    Find partners.
    Find employees.
    Find customers.
    Have fun.

  3. Isn’t finding investors better done directly so you can target your pitch to the investor you’re talking to based on his/her previous experience and companies?

    I’ll concede on the public speaking part.

    Promote it to… other hardcore tech people? With press coverage in niche hardcore tech blogs? Getting your cooking related Web 2.0 service in a cooking blog would probably be way more useful than getting it in a Web 2.0 blog.

    As for finding partners, employees and customers… I dunno. Does this actually happen often enough to make the trip and time/money spent worthwhile?

  4. Sure depends on what you do, who are your customers, what kind of investors you are looking for, at what stage you are.

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