Founder – Pitch for VCs at TC Early Stage

On April 20th, TechCrunch is hosting the TechCrunch Early Stage in Boston – an event geared towards equipping entrepreneurs with all the tools they need to build their unicorn startups. No start-up event would be complete without pitches! The TechCrunch editorial board is looking for six to seven founders to participate in a pitch deck teardown. On stage. In Boston. Live. Founders can apply here.

Master the pitch deck

Pitches are crucial in finding funding and first clients. However, it’s rare for innovators to get it really open insight into their pitches Before step in front of VCs. At TC Early Stage, founders can compete in front of an expert jury and gain important insights before they compete. The investors give live feedback on the structure, content, solution and presentation of your pitch. Three Founders will be selected to give a two-minute elevator pitch, while three Founders will be selected to give a four-minute single-deck pitch. Founders applying for the TC Early Stage Pitch Deck Teardown will automatically be considered for the Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in September.

Without further ado, here are your judges for the TC Early Stage Pitch Deck Teardown.

Ginny Miller, 1Sharpe Ventures

blankGinny oversees venture investments and platform strategies for 1Sharpe Ventures (1SV). Prior to 1SV, Ginny ran ventures at Jamestown, a $12 billion real estate private equity firm. She has also worked on real estate technology initiatives at Apple, Fifth Wall Ventures and Harvard University after beginning her career in product design. Ginny received her MBA from Harvard Business School and studied engineering at Dartmouth.

Heather Widman, Building Ventures

blankAs a Partner at Building Ventures, Heather Widman leads the firm’s investment activities within the real estate and real estate technology community. She leverages more than 15 years of operational experience to advise portfolio companies on go-to-market and product strategy. She is active across the ecosystem with organizations including CREtech, MITdesignX and AllRaise, and she is a member of the Women In PropTech Advisory Board.

Neesha A. Tambe, TechCrunch

blankNeesha A. Tambe, akin to an in-house VC, recruits, sources, vets and trains startup founders from around the world as Editor of Startup Battlefield – TechCrunch’s global startup competition. Passionate about scaling products and programs to new markets both domestically and internationally, she has led TC startup programs in Berlin, San Francisco, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Neesha studied international security and sustainability at Georgetown University and De Anza College. Neesha is a global contributor to the World Economic Forum.

Don’t miss your chance to accelerate your startup dream. Make Boston the center of your startup’s universe on April 20th and buy your Founder’s Pass today and join us at the TechCrunch Early Stage in Boston.

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Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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