Pitch Academy

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN REALIZING YOUR DREAM?

If so, surround yourself with a community of respected entrepreneurs, seasoned advisors and investors who will help you understand the challenges of pitching your company and raising capital. In four intense informative (and fun) days, you will get yourself and your start-up ready to pitch to an investor or Angel Group.

We are seeking startups to apply for the UTRGV CIC/ RGVAN Pitch Academy November 15-18  at the UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC) in Weslaco, Texas. Up to eight companies will be selected for the four-day long academy and become eligible to pitch to the Rio Grande Valley Angel Network (RGVAN) for funding.

You will be able to pitch your company and get real-time feedback from local angels, entrepreneurs, and mentors.

Who Should Apply?

  • Any start-up currently trying to raise capital and scale their business
  • Start-up teams who will be raising money in the next six months
  • Founders interested in meeting local angel investors

What Will You Learn?

  • Why do investors say no?
  • Finding the right investors
  • The components of a pitch
  • Market validation and customer discovery
  • Identifying funding needs
  • Presenting your opportunity
  • What angels look for in a startup
  • Insights from highly successful entrepreneurs
  • And, much more

 The cost for this intense, informative (and fun) four-day session is just $199.00

If you have any questions, please contact the UTRGV Center for Innovation & Commercialization at (956) 665-3917 or email us at cic@utrgv.edu 

*Scholarship information available upon request.  

 

Pitch Academy

Application Closes:  Sunday, September 26 

Notification of Participants:  Tuesday, September 28 

Pitch Academy Kickoff:  Monday, October 4  

Weekly Pitch Academy Check-Ins (October 11, 18, 25, & November 1 & 8) at 1:00 pm via Zoom 

Pitch Academy Four - Day Intensive Bootcamp:
Monday, November 15 - Thursday, November 18 

Time:  8:30 am - 7:00 pm 

Location:  UTRGV Center for Innovation & Commercialization 

 

Thursday, November 18 at 8:30am to 7:00pm

UTRGV Center for Innovation & Commercialization 307 E. Railraod St. Weslaco, TX 78596

Event Type

Training & Development

Target Audience

General Public

Website

https://utrgv.startuptree.co/event/s/...

Cost

$199

Group
Center for Innovation and Commercialization
Hashtag

##CICPitchAcademy, #RGVStartups #UTRGVCIC

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