Web Inno West: How Seattle Does Start-Up Pitches
We’ve written several times about the Web Innovators Group meetings put on by Venrock vice president David Beisel, including this interview with Beisel himself. The monthly Web Inno get-togethers include three or four “main dish” talks by local entrepreneurs launching new Web services, coupled with three to five “side dish” presentations by firms manning tables around the room. Lately, the meetings have included cell phone voting so the audience can convey their favorites among the main dish presenters.
Given the popularity of the events, and the startup fervor here in general, I thought it might be informative to point out an article we posted on our Seattle site this morning—about LivePitch, a two-minute pitch competition there for startups. LivePitch is a bit more involved than Web Inno, with a judges’ panel as well as audience voting—and some 14 companies making their 120-second presentations.
You’ll find the article, by our Seattle editor Greg Huang, here.