Perfecting Your Startup Pitch

Get live mentorship from expert founders, investors and like-minded peers in this
2 week interactive Challenge.

Storytelling is your startup's rocket fuel 🚀

⭐️ Learn from the Experts

Learn directly from expert mentors, experienced founders and global investors.

⭐️ Build your confidence

Practice makes progress. Practice your pitch within the safe confines of breakout rooms with peers.

⭐️ Get personalized advice

Receive a personalized report with specific, actionable advice for improving your pitch.

Live Mentorship from Expert Founders

Jason Wishnow

Co-creator of TED Talks, Filmmaker

Jason is the filmmaker who launched TED Talks, the Peabody Award winning video series watched over one billion times.

Steven Hsiao

Founder, Stealth

Steven is a UC Berkeley & YC Alumni, most well known for launching a venture backed startup that delivered hot meals in 10 min called SpoonRocket.

Sumit Minocha

Co-Founder, Stealth

Sumit is a Stanford alum, and is now co-founder and CEO of a social commerce startup, where he's building a mobile-first QVC for genZ.

Pitch to Global Investors and Thought Leaders

Kevin Liu

Director, Techstars Investments

Kevin is a data scientist-turned early stage investor, currently leading investments across the global Techstars startup portfolio.

Elana Lian

Investment Director, Intel Capital

Elana drives investments in Retail, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Robotics, etc. She holds an MBA from Northwestern, an MS from Tufts University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

John Biggs

Editor-in-Chief, Gizmodo. Author, Get Funded!

John is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent 15 years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch.

Two Week Pitch Challenge


Live Session: Storytelling

Jason Wishnow will teach you storytelling fundamentals and how to pitch for maximum impact. Followed by peer pitch practice in breakout rooms.


Live Session: Founder Journeys

Steven Hsiao and Sumit Minocha will share their founder journeys and fundraising tips. Followed by peer pitch practice in breakout rooms.


Live Session: Pitch Competition

Eligible participants will pitch to a panel of Silicon Valley VCs and Thought Leaders who will determine the Challenge winners.



Prizes for Challenge winners include high end microphones ($200 value each), $hundreds in gift vouchers and more.


What is the time commitment?

Expect to commit ~4 hours over the course of 2 weeks: 3.5 hours of live events and ~30 minutes of optional exercises you may complete on your own time. We'll be here for ya every step of the way!

How do I get the most out of this?

The magic of completing Challenges with like-minded peers is the support, accountability and connection with your peers. We ask that you "give as much as you take."

When are the live sessions?

Live session #1: Thur Oct 15 8pm-9pm PDT / Fri Oct 16 11am-12pm GMT+8.
Live session #2: Thur Oct 22 8pm-9pm PDT / Fri Oct 23 11am-12pm GMT+8.
Live pitch competition: Thur Oct 29 8pm-9:30pm PDT / Fri Oct 30 11am-12:30pm GMT+8.

What do I need to prepare?

You just need an elevator pitch to participate. You don't need to prepare anything else. This challenge costs $0 to participate.

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🗓 2 weeks ☎️ 3 live sessions 👨‍🏫 6 mentors

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