If you are a startupper and a fan of the role of open source in startup development, it is your time to get a feedback on your pitch from noted Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper. Thanks to the editors at Dice News, Draper will sit down with three startup founders on Jan. 23, 2014, at his Draper University in San Mateo.
SourceForge developers are invited to take a chance to try out their latest and greatest idea.
Here’s how it works:
- Email your business plan, a brief founder’s bio and a paragraph on what level of funding you’re seeking.
- Make your subject line “VC Pitch.”
- The Dice News editors will develop a short list of entrepreneurs and send them to Draper. He’ll make the final selection of who’ll pitch to him.
- The closing date for submissions is Jan. 10, 2014.
- Those who’ll pitch will be notified on Jan. 17.
We’ll be recording each presentation for stories to be posted on Dice News. Once your pitch is done, we’ll interview both you and Draper to find out what went well, and where you need improvement. While no one’s promising any funding, everyone will come away with valuable tips on how to improve your pitch when soliciting angels and VCs. If you’re looking for some inspiration about how to shape your business model, make sure to read Brent C. William’s slides.
Some fine print: If selected, you’re responsible for your own transportation to Draper University.
Best of luck!