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Kill the elevator pitch – the aftermath

Kill the elevator pitch: the FACE Entrepreneurship Startup Contest

Do you remember our “Kill the elevator pitch” contest? It all begun with a simple idea: an elevator pitch often puts too much pressure on entrepreneurs and makes investors look like mere sources of money. We believe that investors are much more than that;they have the know-how so that they can give you realistic feedback, share their experiences, contacts and knowledge of the market. Moreover, at FACE Entrepreneurship, we consider that the figure of a mentor is an essential one, especially for first-time founders. So we took a hands-on approach and, in collaboration with Mentoring Spain, weorganized a contest that brought these barriers down: “Kill the elevator pitch”.

 

After receiving dozens of applications, 25 projects wereselected. They all received specialized mentoringthroughout the summer and, based on their work and ideas, 3 winners were selected.  We brought the winners to Madrid, where they could enjoy a whole day of face to face mentoring and another one working hand in hand with investors. Moreover, they pitched their ideas at the South Summit, one of the biggest entrepreneurial events in Southern Europe. However, there were many other things behind this contest that we don’t want you to miss. For that, we’ve made this video compilation, where you can see the stories and advices brought by some of the finalists, business angels and mentors who participated in the contest. 

We hope you enjoy it! 

 

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