VC Pitchfest

VC Pitchfests are a unique opportunity for NYU entrepreneurs to present their ventures and innovations to a panel of VC and angel investors and a room full of fellow NYU entrepreneurs in a friendly competition. In the past, presenting teams receive valuable feedback from professional investors representing funds such as Greycroft, Techstars, Two Sigma Ventures, Flybridge Capital and others. Teams are invited to present by the Entrepreneurial Institute. We encourage you to reach out to us if you believe your venture is ready to participate!

Each VC Pitchfest is sector specific–either Healthcare or Information Technology (IT) Ventures. These take place upto three times per semester. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming Pitchfests this semester.

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    What is the format of the event?

    Each team will have six minutes to pitch, followed by three minutes of questions and and three minutes of feedback from the judges. The audience will have a chance to hear from early-stage NYU startups, observe the pitch process, and network with each other.

    Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch.

    When does the VC Pitchfests take place?

    The IT VC Pitchfest takes place two times during a semester and the Healthcare VC Pitchfests takes place once a semester. Check the events calendar for dates and RSVP details.

    Who is selected to pitch?

    Three to four teams are invited to pitch their startup businesses to investors and gain feedback. Committed teams that have been working on their venture for a dedicated period are invited by the Entrepreneurial Institute to pitch.

    Industry specific investors are invited to serve on the panel.

    If you are interested in pitching your business, contact an Investment Associate at the Innovation Venture Fund.