BIPOC Founders PitchForce Panelists

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September 14th Seed Round PitchForce
September 23rd A Round PitchForce
September 30th Seed Round PitchForce
October 7th Cannabis, CBD and Hemp PitchForce
October 12th Seed Round STL PitchForce
October 14th Seed Round PitchForce
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-David Emerson

“What’s great about PitchForce is the Q&A and direct feedback you get from a panel of seasoned industry veterans – people who have started successful business and made a lot of money investing in these types of companies.”

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SEE RECENT PITCH force EVENTS
Seed Round A Round Cannabis
Sept 14th Sept 23rd Oct 7th
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-David Emerson

“What’s great about PitchForce is the Q&A and direct feedback you get from a panel of seasoned industry veterans – people who have started successful business and made a lot of money investing in these types of companies.”

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How BIPOC Investor Pitches Work

The BIPOC pitching process has 4 steps:

1 Each company will deliver a 1-minute elevator pitch to the panelists.

2 After each elevator pitch the panel will vote on a scale of 1-5 as to how much they like the company.

3 The top 5 vote getters will then make a 4 minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by 4 minute of questions and answers, followed by 4 minutes of non-rebuttal feedback. Then the panelists vote again on the company based on their 4 minute PowerPoint.

4Finally, winners are announced following the pitches. Companies that do well often are invited to meet with the investors to pursue securing Angel or VC investments.

PitchForce BIPOC Panelists

View LinkedIn profiles for some of our PitchForce BIPOC investor panelists.

December 16th Panel

Davyeon Ross

Diishan Imira

Alicia Hanf

Ron Weissman

Bob Kamm

Yazmin Feliz

October 21st Panel

Davyeon Ross

Alicia Hanf

Nick Henderson

Imani Grant

Alejandro Estrada

Yazmin Feliz

What Founders Have Said

  • The BIPOC Pitchforce event created an amazing space for me as a Afrolatina Founder to be seen/heard!I truly enjoyed pitching and receiving the great feedback alongside my AMAZING fellow founders. In addition, the esteemed selected panel of judges/investors were perfect! As a founder, receiving constructive criticism and being challenged with great questions about business model and long-term vision, allows me to think critically about the company I am trying to build and improve our offering. Thank you Max and Team for inviting me!

    Natalie King, Bloom Beauty Brand
  • Pitchforce is a great platform for founders to hone their pitch skills while also having a genuine opportunity to raise funds for their company. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would recommend it to all Seed to Series A founders.

    Austin Woolridge, Players’ Lounge
  • The BIPOC Founders event was powerful. It was a great opportunity to present our company to a group of highly qualified investors and judges. In addition, hearing the stories of other founders and seeing the quality of their companies was inspiring.

    Lawrence Chavez, Everyday Contacts
  • Pitching the first ever BIPOC Founders PitchForce was a great experience! I enjoyed the opportunity to share our story in a competitive, yet supportive environment. The feedback was valuable and actionable as well.

    Kyle Stoner, Abode
  • I truly enjoyed being a part of the first-ever BIPOC Founders PitchForce! It was a wonderful experience to meet great potential investors who were judges and in the audience. It was also an incredible learning experience! I highly recommend taking part in this event!

    Ashley WIlliams, Rizzarr

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September 14th Seed Round PitchForce
September 23rd A Round PitchForce
September 30th Seed Round PitchForce
October 7th Cannabis, CBD and Hemp PitchForce
October 12th Seed Round STL PitchForce
October 14th Seed Round PitchForce
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-David Emerson

“What’s great about PitchForce is the Q&A and direct feedback you get from a panel of seasoned industry veterans – people who have started successful business and made a lot of money investing in these types of companies.”

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SEE RECENT PITCH force EVENTS
Seed Round A Round Cannabis
Sept 14th Sept 23rd Oct 7th
Sept 30th Nov 18th Nov 4th
Oct 12th Sept 14th Sept 14th
Oct 14th Sept 30th Sept 30th
Oct 26th Oct 12th Oct 12th
Nov 11th Oct 14th Oct 14th
Sept 14th Oct 26th Oct 26th
Sept 30th Nov 11th Nov 11th
Oct 12th Sept 23rd Oct 7th
Oct 14th Nov 18th Nov 4th
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-David Emerson

“What’s great about PitchForce is the Q&A and direct feedback you get from a panel of seasoned industry veterans – people who have started successful business and made a lot of money investing in these types of companies.”

More About Investor Panelists

Not Quite Ready To Pitch?

If you want to learn more about, and receive priceless investor pitching training, just sign up to attend.
You will have an opportunity to see how the best presenters win PitchForce events, build relationships with potential investors, and meet Max Shapiro and the PeopleConnect team to begin top talent recruiting.

Both presenters and panelists tell us that virtual PitchForce events are the most important
start-up and early stage investor pitching opportunities nationwide, and particularly in the Bay Area.