30. October 2013–
Have a startup idea or pitch and need professional feedback to lift it to the next level? Join us for the VentureVillage Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi – Silicon Valley expert and Founder Institute CEO – right here in this post on Wednesday 30 October at 5pm CET.
The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive 45-minute webinar designed to give entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback. During this exclusive online event, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Ressi. If you've got a particularly strong pitch and a webcam, you might even be invited on screen to pitch live via webcam simulcast.
As well as advice, analysis and feedback, the best pitch will also receive the "VentureVillage Pitch Fellowship" and be offered a spot in the Founder Institute programme in either Berlin or Munich for free (normally €850).
If you'd like to pitch or just tune in and watch the fun, all you need to do is fill out the form at http://bit.ly/venturevillage_hotseat and make a note to come back to this URL next Wednesday 30 October at 5pm CET (and remember to put the clocks back by an hour this Sunday 27 October as we leave summer and CEST behind).
Who's the pitch expert?
Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program. He also started TheFunded.com, an exclusive community for entrepreneurs to rate and review venture capitalists.
Ressi has founded or built eight startups – four of which were acquired, three of which are still operating. He's a worldwide expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, with numerous appearances in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, NBC News, ABC News, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, TIME and CNN.
What's the prize?
The best pitch, as judged by Ressi, will win a free spot in the Founder Institute programme in either Berlin or Munich. Both offer part-time support, training and mentorship programmes for entrepreneurs, running from mid-November 2013 to March 2014. The usual cost is €850. Check out all the details at http://fi.co/