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Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Accelerator Kickoff

Mar
12
2019
Tue 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5 sessions ending Tue, Apr 9


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As a headwaters state and one of the most entrepreneurial in the U.S., Colorado is positioned to be on the leading edge of water innovation, technology, and problem-solving. This is the only way Colorado will continue to be successful and thrive. Our quality of life and economy depend on it.

During the Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Accelerator, the Denver Metro SBDC, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and its partners will provide each company an expert mentor , group and one-on-one pitch coaching, unlimited consulting, a special Trout Tank version of the Rockies Venture Club Pitch Academy , a private public speaking class and pitch practice taught by The Professional Communicators , and expert panels with VIP access . This training is meant to hone and strengthen participants pitches and prepare them for the Final Auditions as well as provide opportunities to strengthen your business.

At the Final Auditions, each participant will get to show what they have learned and pitch one last time for a panel of judges. The top pitches will be chosen to present at the  Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Event .

We want to show off the entrepreneurs who are stepping up to preserve and protect the things we love about living, working, and playing in Colorado are successful, which means we all get to continue to do the things we love.

Trout Tank H2O Pitch Accelerator Overview

    • Get paired with a rock star entrepreneurial mentor
    • Get assistance in completing a pitch deck and pitch packet through group and one-on-one consulting
    • Pitch for a feedback committee at the Initial Pitches - March 12, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm
    • A special Trout Tank H2O edition of Rockies Venture Club Pitch Academy - March 19, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 pm
    • A private public speaking class and pitch practice taught by The Professional Communicators - March 27, 2019 from 4-7 pm
    • VIP Attendance to the H2O Access Panel - April 2, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 pm
    • Pitch at Final Auditions for a chance to compete in the Trout Tank: Final Pitch Event - April 9, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm
    • Pitch or attend the Trout Tank H2O: Final Pitch Event - April 30, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 pm
    • A booth at the Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Event Happy Hour a Demo Day - April 30, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm


What businesses can participate in Trout Tank H2O ?

Any business with a focus in water, new or old, can participate in the program.

Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Accelerator is about highlighting entrepreneurs and businesses with a water nexus and giving them opportunities to sharpen their pitching skills, gain exposure, secure funding, and build connections with lenders, investors, decision-makers, and key stakeholders within the Colorado business and water community.

Cost:
Standar d Fee - $150.00
Denver Metro Chamber Member Fee - $100.00
Trout Tank Retake Fee - $75.00

Email Morgan Alu at morgan.alu@denversbdc.org to express interest.


Email Morgan Alu at morgan.alu@denversbdc.org to express interest and for any questions.

See a glimpse at the last Trout Tank event where we focused on water challenges!

 

Hear from a couple past participants below.

"Anyone that has a type of business and wants to see it succeed, you need to be here.There'sso many things that we didn't even know until we got here that they really helped establish what it takes to be a successful business. We don't have holes in our business plan now."
-Will Kelsay, Co-Founder of Dirt-Tri Magazine, Winner of Trout Tank Spring 2016

" Competing in the Trout Tank is not just about getting in front of lenders and investors...it's about the process of distilling your vision down to 10 to 15 slides and communicating your dream in a compelling fashion in five minutes. The most valuable part of the entire process is the journey you take to get yourself prepared. Give yourself and your business the gift of playing full out."
- Greg Durocher , Safe Ride 4 Kids ,Winner of June 2015 Trout Tank

 
Cancellation Policy:
Event fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is made at least 24 hours in advance. Please e-mail us or call (303) 620-8026 should you need to cancel your registration. For more information or questions contact Morgan Alu at Morgan.alu@denversbdc.org.






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Fee: $ 150.00

Trout Tank H2O: Pitch Accelerator is about highlighting entrepreneurs and businesses with a water nexus.

Phone: 303-620-8076

Location

Denver Metro SBDC
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 1445 Market St., 5th Floor Denver, CO 80202
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