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BEYOND THE PITCH: DENVER ON MARCH 23, 2017

IC hosts national Beyond the Pitch events in different cities around the country. 

  • BTP events are full-day, impact-oriented pitch events that include 10-12 companies and an audience of angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds. These events take place in different cities are and open to companies and investors from all over the country.
  • The itinerary for these events typically includes company pitches and Q&A, company showcases and demos, informative entrepreneur workshops, a due diligence kick-off, and a networking reception as well as breakfast and lunch. 

"Beyond the Pitch was an extremely well-run event. From the screening and planning, through the preparation, the pitch day, and the follow-up communications, the Investors' Circle team were absolute pros. Even better, the event was filled with potential investors who cared about our mission." 
- Patti Smith, Co-Founder of Querium, an IC-Funded company 
 

BEYOND THE PITCH 
IC seeks companies with products, services, or platforms that are addressing challenges including but not limited to the following areas: 

  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Financial Assess and Inclusion 
  • Financial Security
  • Food
  • Jobs
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Infastructure
  • Natural Resources
  • Safety and Security
  • Shelter
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water

IC ENTREPRENEUR COMMUNITY BENEFITS

If selected to join the IC Entrepreneur Community, you will receive the following benefits: 

  • Visibility on IC's secure online deal platform where members regularly search and locate investment opportunities 
  • One-on-one pre-event coaching from expert IC staff, including practice pitches with ongoing feedback on the content and delivery of your pitch deck
  • Elevator pitch training session with Esther Campi, a leading expert and trusted adviser to America's top leaders (from Fortune 500 CEOs to U.S. senators)
  • GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) rating and assessment from B Lab, the gold standard for impact measurement 
  • Engagement and participation in a live BTP event with our audience of angel investors, family offices, foundations, and early-stage funds including: 
         - Pitch: Present your company and investment opportunity followed by Q&A
         - Demo: Dedicated time and table to showcase your product or service
         - Network: Exclusive opportunities to engage with investors throughout the event 
  • Informative workshops from leading service providers on pressing needs facing entrepreneurs 
  • IC-facilitated due diligence if there is investor interest
  • Collaborate and engage with like-minded social entrepreneurs 

IC has dropped its prices significantly. If invited to pitch, the fee to join the IC Entrepreneur Community is now only $195. 
 

APPLY

After reading our criteria, click here to apply through our online system. 
 

TIMELINE BEYOND THE PITCH: Denver

  • January 13: Deadline to apply to pitch
  • Week of February 20: Invitations extended to selected entrepreneurs
  • Week of March 6: Coaching calls begin
  • March 23, 2017: Beyond the Pitch: Denver