December 29, 2009

Utah SpeedPitch Event Testimonials

Earlier this month FundingUniverse held another SpeedPitch Event in Utah.  It was a huge success and we wanted to share with you some of the thoughts of those who participated:

Brett Moore from Obsidian, Inc. said the event was

“Very challenging yet (an) efficient use of time” and a “great opportunity to present all the essential and compelling arguments to potential investors”

Leah Higginbotham from HugaMonkey Baby Carriers, who was a first timer pitching at the event, said that

“Going from being nervous wrecks in round 1 to total pros by round 10 was a good feeling.  If we weren’t confident when it started, we certainly were when it ended.  If anything, the speed pitch event helped us get a new perspective on what is good about our company, and what still needs work.”

Steve Arntz from LucidChart said

“The amount of exposure was amazing.  There are very few opportunities like it, since you are able to get in front of more than 40 investors representing a wide variety of investment groups. We met several contacts that we have had additional discussions with and there is a strong potential that we will receive funding as a direct result of the competition. We met people with industry connections who could help us to get in doors that may never have been open to us before the event.”

“The event provided us with valuable investor feedback from everyone who participated and gave us a good idea of the key things we need to work on to take the business to the next level. We established connections at the event which will prove to be invaluable in the development of our business.”

“There were some solid businesses represented and it was a great opportunity to meet other business owners.  The food and the prizes were fabulous and the event was well executed.  Most of all, we had the opportunity to meet dozens of investors and really hone our strategy and business plan.  We built relationships with several investors who we’ve since discussed the investment opportunity more seriously with.  In the coming weeks we expect to include these investors in our advisory and funding process.  Thanks FundingUniverse!”

Charlie Schadewald from Fluid Solutions, LLC said of his experience

“The FundingUniverse SpeedPitch event was an excellent validation for my business. Preparing a compelling 4 minute pitch to WOW investors is an exercise that every business should go through. The feedback and Ideas that I received from the Angel peer groups was worth more than ANY funding dollar amount. The room full of energy created from the thinkers and skeptics at a SpeedPitch event should be bottled and sold….now there’s an idea! If you think you have a great idea, don’t hold it in…tell everyone you know….and especially call Funding Universe!”

Thanks to all who participated in this event!  Look out for these up-and-coming companies as they continue in the funding process and grow their businesses.

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