2016 ROMBA Startup Pitch, Sponsored by Yum! Brands
— Submit this form as early as possible, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (you will be notified by email).
— The deadline for submitting your application is Sept 15th, 2016 (but spots may fill up before the deadline).
— Your startup may be actual or fictitious, we will be judging your “startup" based on its merits and the quality of your presentation and its delivery.
— If your “startup” is fictitious, please present it as a pitch for funding of your initial rollout (MVP, etc) but your long term strategy and market placement should be clear.
— You will be judged on a number of items, including but not limited to: viability, defensibility, differentiation, novelty, and scale.
— At least one member of your team must be registered and attending 2016 ROMBA Conference as a current or alumnus LGBTQ MBA or related graduate student.
— Judges will be actual VCs and entrepreneurs from our partners at StartOut
Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
Finalist Notification: September 23, 2016
Pitch Date: October 8, 2016
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Website (if applicable - you don't need one, but we’d like to see it if you do)
Describe your “startup" in 500 characters or less.
What differentiates your product or service from other offers within your market?
How much funding will you need for this stage of your “startup” and what returns can investors expect (and what is your exit strategy)?
In 500 characters or less, please describe your background and skills as well as the skills of your key team members.
If your team won, what would you use the $5,000 for?
In actuality, do you intend to move forward with this “startup” and where do you see it or yourself in 5 years?
Please submit your 5-10 slide pitch deck (for guidelines visit http://www.sequoiacap.com/us/ideas ). If you have any issues, please email email@example.com
Please submit your primary contact email and phone number in case we have any questions for you during the selection process.
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