1836 Pitch Competition

1836 Community, friends, veterans and entrepreneurs:
We are excited to release a preliminary agenda for next week. The programming will feature good access to very connected leaders across various Houston industries.   
What we will cover in our time together:
  • An overview of 1836, founded in April of 2017 to build out an eco-system for veteran entrepreneur and intrapreneurship in Houston
  • 30 minutes of networking with other vets
  • 60 Minutes of networking with non-vet entrepreneurs from TMCx
  • A  meet and greet with the director of innovation at TMCx 
  • A pitch competition & "Office hours" - a chance to interact with lawyers and accredited investors

Pitch Competition FAQ 
  • Why should I consider participating? 
    • An opportunity to pitch professional investors and get mentorship, advice and a fair critique in a pro veteran, pro business group passionate about veteran entrepreneurship in Houston.
  • A chance to persuade personal check writers to fund you.
  • Everyone who submits a business plan will be listed in the handout and evaluation form. (There is therefore a chance to meet a mentor, advisor, investor, customer, influencer even if you don't pitch).
  • Your submission will be evaluated and presented to a group of potential check writers who will select up to five finalists who will present.
  • Who reviews the pitch decks?
    • A professional investor who will provide notes and feedback 
    • Select 1836 Plank owners, a group of 50 mostly Houston accredited investors
  • What if I'm not selected? Should I still come?
Connections matter.  Don't quit, one of 1836's functions is to direct you to an appropriate resource like the SBA, Score or Silver Fox. Much of this pitch competition is also about connectivity, mentorship, advice and potential introductions.
  • When are the finalists selected? 
    • By Aug 16th
  • When do the finalists pitch?
    • Aug 17th from 6 pm to 7 pm 
  • Who is eligible? 
    • You must have a veteran or veteran spouse co-founder. Startups will be considered regardless of industry, stage and funding.
  • Do I need to sign up for the pitch competition to go to office hours and get mentoring / advice / coaching?
    • No, office hours and workshops are for all attendees!
August 17, 2017 at 5:30pm - 9:30pm
2450 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77021
United States
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Spencer Walker Gustavo Suarez Herb Petry Sebastian Ornstein Kristin Naidysh Kristin Naidysh Danny Fields Nenaji Agbolabori Abraham Kamarck Cherise Gutierrez Eugene and Sol Thomas Emmit Schultz Iv Mickey Patel Paul Bentley Anthony DeToto Brianna Land Tanna Harris Kelly Land Allen Devers Noe Pena Kevin Doffing

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