Q: Can I pitch something I’ve already started on?
A: No, but well researched and vetted ideas are always welcome.
Q: Do I have to present an idea?
A: No, you can be just a member of team.
Q: Can I pitch two ideas?
A: No, pick your favorite.
Q: Can I pitch in Polish?
A: No, whole Startup Weekend is in English.
Q: Can I come with a team?
A: Yes, but you can not have anything prepared.
Q: Who is voting?
A: Everyone is voting.
Q: How do we vote?
A: Special coupons from the organizers.
Q: What if my idea isn’t selected?
A: Join another team, remember, it’s not about the idea.
Q: Can I still work on my idea if it’s not selected?
A: Yes, ONLY IF you have more than two other people on the team. And you will not be allowed to present
during Sunday Final presentation if front of the judges.
Q: Can I use any pitch props, slides, etc when pitching?
A: Props are ok, but slides are not. Remember it’s short!
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Anatomy of a Pitch
Hi, I’m [name]! The
problem solving is
[problem]. My solution
is [solution]. To do this,
we’ll need [team]. Let’s
rock this weekend!
and who it’s for
Who do need on
Your solution, it’s name, and
Building the Team
is due to
1 2 3
How Pitching Works
pitch 3 min
Q&A 3 min
•Did your team get out and talk to customers? Are you
actually solving a problem?
•What’s your clear value proposition to that customer?
•Have you identified a specific target market?
•Did you work well as a team?
•Do you have a prototype (paper is ok)?
•Do you have an MVP to present (can you demo)?
•Does your solution solve a core need?
•Why is it unique?
•How will you differentiate yourself from your competition
(did you identify competition)?