EFP application for Elevator Pitch 2012

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					                     APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN

                  MIT ENTERPRISE FORUM-PITTSBURGH

                 ELEVATOR PITCH/SPEED-DATING EVENT

                                September 19, 2012

Background: The MIT Enterprise Forum-Pittsburgh has for many years hosted an
annual Elevator Pitch event, where entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas and
received constructive feedback from a panel of investors and seasoned
entrepreneurs. This year, we are going to infuse an element of the Elevator Pitch
into all of the events of our 2012-2013 season.

The first event of our season will be a combination of an Elevator Pitch event and a
speed dating event. We will be giving technologists/entrepreneurs/founding teams
the opportunity to get some exposure for their business, but more importantly to
make connections to prospective C-level management, advisor/mentors, funders,
employees, etc. Can you excite people to get involved with your venture in 60
seconds?

We will pre-select a number of people/groups to make their pitch at the event. We
will also provide an opportunity for a few volunteers in the audience who were not
preselected to make their pitch.

After the pitches have been made, we will break out into a speed-dating session
where prospective mentors, management, investors and customers in the audience
will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with the pitching teams with which they
would like to become involved.

We’ll ask the pitchers to let us know after the event what connections they made and
which they intend to follow up on.

During the remainder of our 2012-2013 season, we will host a number of events on
particular topics. There will be a discussion on the main topic by a panel of experts,
interspersed with topical elevator pitches and reactions from the panel. This will be
an opportunity for our network to get an update on your progress, as well as to hear
from new teams that have a particular relevance to the topic at hand.

We hope that you will attend and participate in this season!
             Application for MIT Enterprise Forum Elevator Pitch

Name: __________________________            Email: _____________________

Title: ___________________________          Phone: ____________________

Company/organization: ___________________________________________

When did you start, or when do you intend to start your company? _______

Do you have employees? ____           How many? _____

Have you raised funding? ____         How much? __________

From what sources? ____________________________________________

How much funding do you hope to raise in the next 6-9 months? _________

What sources of funding will you be seeking in the next 6-9 months?

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What is your business concept: ___________________________________

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What market pain are you addressing? ______________________________

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What is the size of the market you are addressing? What are you basing this estimate
on? _________________________________________________

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What is your competitive advantage, and have you filed a patent application:
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What is your stage of development of your technology: ________________

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What kind of help and connections would you like to get: _______________

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Please attach your Executive Summary if you have one.

Please send your completed application to mitefprogramdirector@comcast.net

Deadline for the September 19 event: September 7

Deadline for future events: 10 days before the event

				
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