On Wednesday prior to the event, at exactly 5:00 p.m., teams are emailed business decks from 2-3 startups.
You have 38 hours to learn as much as you can about our presenting startups. Remember the rules: you cannot get outside help.
3. Startup Pitches
When you arrive at the event, the day kicks off with startups pitching to the entire congregation, like a mini demo day. No questions (yet).
4. Due Diligence
Next you have 14 minutes one-on-one with each startup. Judges will also have 3 minutes at the end of each session to ask YOU questions.
5. Make Investment Decision
Over lunch, your team has less than two hours to make an investment decision and submit written deliverables.
6. Partner Meeting
After lunch, you join the judges in the boardroom to pitch your deal. Organizers give the judges copies of your written deliverables just as you arrive for the meeting. You have 15 minutes to explain your investment thesis.
7. VC Speed Networking
After winners are announced, you have the chance to network with the VCs. We encourage you to ask judges how they would have invested if they were on a team (rather than, “why didn’t we win?”).