Igniter Social - Pitch and Demo



Status: approved Member: Connectrajesh Type: Meetup Estimated size: 80 Info URL: https://stakeholder-design.eventbrite.com Fee: 10 Rooms: Large Event Room

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At Igniter Social, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, demo your idea, pitch your startup, and mingle with our special guests.

Join us for a fun evening of Igniters Social. Come meet other like-minded founders and entrepreneurs, plus mingle with our special guest! Find co-founders/ business partners/ startup team members; or, find an exciting startup to join; or, just mingle and have fun!

More ways you can participate:

Pitch/ Find a co-founder: A few Igniters will have the opportunity to pitch your company on stage. The pitch slots are also available for people who are looking for Co-founders or people to join their team.


  • Is it a good idea?

  • Is it clearly communicate?

  • Is the pitch interesting?

  • Would you like to see this idea developed further?

  • Overall impression.


PITCHING - 5 Minutes Each Pitch by the presenter with One Slide for Background

DEMO - Each selected participants will be allotted a table to setup their computer for flyers/Demo or showcase your product.



Meet our Guest of Honors / Judges for the Pitch Competition

  1. Kartik Gada

Kartik Gada has 20 years of experience across investment banking, hedge funds, and technology business unit management. At Woodside Capital, his focus is on Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, and other advanced, high-impact technologies.

He was previously a Managing Director at Reliance Capital. Before that, he founded 3D Strategies Management, a commodities futures hedge fund that was among the highest returning small funds during that period, with portfolio returns of 70%/year from 2009-13. Earlier, he was a Director at Netgear, responsible for the full P&L of the $250M consumer products division, launching 14 of Netgear’s 20 biggest products at the time.

Kartik is the author of a widely read book on the new economics of technology, The ATOM (http://atom.singularity2050.com/), that has been featured in a Google Talk, multiple television programs, and numerous keynotes, including at the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. He teaches a popular finance class at Stanford University, and is scheduled to add an additional class about the economics of disruptive technologies.

Kartik has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is the entrepreneurship co-chair for the UMichBay Area Alumni Board. He additionally studied engineering at Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University.

  1. Nathan Gold

My name is Nathan Gold, also known as The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel around the world coaching and training people on how to really prepare for high-stakes presentations. I do this through workshops, seminars, keynotes, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online.

I have personally delivered over 15,000 presentations and 12,000+ hours of 1:1 presentation coaching and training. I have worked in and with small and large companies, including GetAround.com , Glue Networks , Bill.com , Education.com, Innovation Norway, SanDisk, Kaiser Permanente — on designing, scripting and delivering more compelling and memorable presentations and product demos, especially in situations where you cannot afford to miss.

The Wall Street Journal (http://projects.wsj.com/soty/about) called me an "elevator pitch expert" after coaching the Top 5 Finalists (http://www.democoach.com/wsj/#.) in the Startup of the Year award,

More coming soon.

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