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Welcome to the 128 Innovation Capital Group

The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 33 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises


Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:30 - 10:00 AM
Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02451

PITCH-A-PALOOZA

A Morning of Pitching and Pitch Coaching

THE PITCH is at the heart of convincing people to invest in your company or to purchase your product. Experienced entrepreneurs understand how critical it is to perfect their 1 minute, 3 minute 5 minute, 10 minute and 30 minute pitches and presentations. We have gathered several experienced pitch coaches who will provide immediate feedback to the entrepreneurs who present.

HOW IT WORKS:

We are going to put the business cards of the entrepreneurs who want an opportunity to pitch into a basket and select one at a time. If your card is selected, you will pitch to the coaches and receive immediate feedback. It's as simple as that. You should prepare a 3-minute pitch you would use to convince an investor to show interest in your company or a pitch you would use to convince a potential client to purchase your product. When the timer goes off, the coaches will provide feedback based on your performance. It's as easy as that.

Attendance fee is $25 for 128ICG members and $35 for non-members.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Clark University
950 Main St., Worcester, MA

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at

Register to Attend This Event.

Applications to present at this event accepted starting NOW!
Application deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015

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 further discuss 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 s/he will not move forward with the presenter.

For this event, we seek companies beyond the idea stage. 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.

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Apply to Present

Please note: There is a $50 application fee required in order to be considered. A selection committee will choose the top 8 applicants to present. The successful applicants will be deemed to have companies most likely to interest the investment panel. In the past, the successful companies have been beyond the idea stage, with a finished product and/or revenue or significant progress toward commercialization if a pharma, equipment or medical device company.

This is a public event.

Attendance fees for this meeting:

General admission - $35

128ICG Members - $25

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Our Meetings

At meetings, attendees are identified as Investors seeking new investment opportunities, Entrepreneurs looking for investment in their ventures, Management Candidates searching for new opportunities or Service Providers looking to provide help and services to all.

Fees for members are $25 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $35 for Investors and Service Providers.

Fees for non-members are $35 for Entrepreneurs and Management Candidates and $45 for Investors and Service Providers.

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