About this event
StartupBrite Online Pitching Event
Since the beginning of 2022 our investors made four offers to invest in the pitching startups at our event!
One startup passed the due diligence process and already received investment!
What is this Pitching Event?
Join us for an online event where you can pitch your startup to our panel of investors.
We are creating an opportunity for startup founders to meet active investors interested in startup companies, looking for funds.
To be selected to pitch:
1) Register here on Eventbrite to pitch by getting a ticket;
2) We will review your pitch deck. You need to submit your pitch deck before 5:30 PM PST two days before the event. No pitch decks will be accepted after that deadline;
3) In addition to your pitch deck, we need to receive a description of your startup. Please make it detailed – two or more paragraphs with details describing your service/product, target audience, etc.
Send your pitch decks and startup details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE that if we don’t receive your pitch deck or your startup description on time, you will not be considered to pitch.
Our investors actively look for startups that are at different stages – from very early (idea) level startups to companies that have already managed to generate revenue and are looking to expand and get to the next level.
This is a completely virtual event. Our goal is to have different investors on our panels, to increase the exposure of the startups we present.
This is not a competition, nor we would offer prizes or any other gimmicks.
This event is strictly down to business, pitching to investors and looking for funds for your startup.
The Pitching Process
We dedicate 5 minutes to each startup to pitch their idea to our investors. Show up prepared and broadcast your enthusiasm!
We give the investors the opportunity to ask questions immediately after your pitch. The plan is to limit the Q&A to 5 minutes per company.
After we are done with the pitches from all startups, we are going to go into separate breakout rooms to continue with more personalized conversations with the investors. Each of our investors (or founders, depending on investors’ suggestions) will have a room where he/she can talk to founders.
TIP: When you present your startup, make sure you cover the problem, your solution, who are your expected customers, how big of a market you are addressing, how much investment you seek, and what you offer for the investment. Most importantly, explain to the investors how they will benefit by investing in your startup.
Connecting With the Investors
StartupBrite will provide all requested contact information between startups and investors, to ensure the conversations continue after the event. We are here to introduce and provide the opportunity for startups to find the right investors.
Nick Kolev – Founder and CEO of StartupBrite
Our Panel Of Investors
Dr. Jack Torobin – CEO of COMsciences
Jack is CEO of COMsciences, a marketing services and management-consulting firm based in Los Angeles and founded in 1989.
He has been involved in numerous international and domestic programs to improve communications (internal and external), marketing strategies, project feasibility, overall business strategy, and sales for Fortune 500 corporations worldwide. In addition to his work with larger corporations, he advises technology start-ups and investment groups helping add value to investments and on overall strategy, business development, and branding.
His focus today is IoT, AI, enterprise and entertainment AR/VR/XR, and mobile solutions, helping mentor early-stage startups, as well as opening sales and investment opportunities through his numerous industry and investor connections worldwide.
He is a regular panelist and speaker at investor pitch competitions in Silicon Beach in Los Angeles as well as working with several startup accelerators in Los Angeles and other cities as a business mentor.
DC Palter – Angel Investor at Chemical Angels Network and Tech Coast Angels
DC Palter is an angel investor with Tech Coast Angels and Chemical Angel Network and the author of Pitching Angels (https://pitchingangels.com) on how to pitch to investors.
He has invested in over thirty startups and mentored hundreds more. He’s built two startups in computer networking with successful exits. He started his career with engineering and marketing roles at Hughes Electronics, Honeywell, General Motors, and Kobe Steel.
Mr. Palter holds an MBA in technology marketing from UCLA and a BS in Mechanical & Energy Engineering from Northwestern University, along with a master’s degree in Energy Law and an MFA in creative writing. He is a connoisseur of Japanese sake and the author of a textbook on the Kansai dialect of Japanese.
Ken Ma – CEO at AreaHype and Venture fellow at NewChip Accelerator
Ken Ma is a 28-year-old entrepreneur and angel investor who has been working on startups and side hustles since the age of 16.
In his early career, he developed his skillset around sales and customer experience.
His first real startup was started by purchasing products on Alibaba.com and reselling them on eBay.
Currently, he holds an angel portfolio of 23 investments with 3 exits: 1 acquisition and 2 companies publicly traded on the Nasdaq.
David Culver – Chief Collaboration Instigator at VentureSHOT
A successful entrepreneur, responsible for starting, buying, or growing a large number of entrepreneurial businesses. David also provides Business Consulting Support to small and medium-sized businesses and start-up companies.
If you want to become a sponsor for our event, please contact us at email@example.com.
We offer 2 levels of sponsorship tickets – for startups and general sponsors.
If you are a startup interested in a sponsorship level ticket, you will have more time to talk to the investors and more direct access to them, which StartupBrite will help facilitate.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, as a sponsor you will be able to present your company and services you could offer to startups before and during the event.
Startup founders need to tell their BIG IDEA to the world as often as possible.
We sit together with founders for a 30-45 minutes interview and give them the opportunity to share their BIG IDEA, introduce their team, explain how it all works and why they are the next BIG THING!
Next, we publish the interview on YouTube and promote it on social media channels to help investors find your company. Other founders may learn from you and even approach you for a strategic partnership.
Most importantly, we build your startup online profile on StartupBrite and then contact our private network of investors and pitch your company. Our network includes individual investors and VC funds.