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Announcing the AZ Disruptors "Pitch Day"

As the April 29th deadline for submitting your software startup quickly aproaches, we have lots of great updates to inform you about.

Right this minute, the AZ Disruptors office furniture is being assembled. This is the space that Arizona's new disruptive software startups will utilize to create the next awesome software company. As with Axosoft's offices, the space is designed for "team rooms" of up to 6 people per room. Each team room will be home to anywhere from one to as many as three new startups.

New startups will also be able to use the rest of the office facilities, including a comfortable kitchen with seating for 40, a lounge area with XBox Kinect and the Wii, a gym that's designed to kick your butt into shape and five different conference rooms that can accomodate 2 to 70 people for various types of meetings. The facilities are nice, but the real value of the space is having access to the people who have built two successful and profitable software companies, Axosoft and TransferBigFiles.com (and countless failures too).

The AZ Disruptors "Pitch Day"

The AZ Disruptors "Pitch Day" will be the day that new software startups will compete for 1 of 5 spots in the AZ Disruptors incubator. Each potential software startup will fine tune their pitch to a 10-minute presentation covering:

  • Product - What you're going to build. Demo the product or prototype if possible.
  • Target Market - Who you're going to sell it to.
  • Current Size of Market - Value of competing products being sold to your target today.
  • The Team - The people who are going to build this product and company.

Notice there is nothing in there about a 5-year projection of sales or your exit strategy. Be sure to keep that out of your presentation. We will assume that you will magically hit your projected $28 Million of sales in Year 4 and generate $10 Million in profits before getting bought out by Microsoft, Google or Apple. Save us the burden of sitting through the slides.

Pitch Day Will be Friday, May 20th


8:00AM Arrive and Breakfast
8:45AM Event Start & Introductory comments
9:00AM First Set of 6 Pitches
10:30AM Short Break
10:45AM Second Set of 6 Pitches
12:15PM Quick Lunch
1:00PM Third Set of 6 Pitches
2:30PM Short Break
2:45PM Top 5 Pitch Winners Announced
3:00PM Wrap up


How's it all going to work?

The Pitch Day event will be a room full of people watching the presentations. The pitches will also be judged by a panel of 5 judges (to be announced) who are involved with the local tech community. The judging of the event will help identify the top 5 pitches.

Each of the top 5 presentors will win an Apple TV.

Being picked as a top 5 pitch does not guarantee a spot in the AZ Disruptors incubator, but it helps! Based on the presentations on pitch day, the AZ Disruptors team will select the companies with whom they intend to have further interviews to determine which companies will be selected. Selection of the companies that will participate in the AZ Disruptors incubator is expected to be completed within 1-2 weeks after Pitch Day.

Request an Invite for AZ Disruptors Pitch Day

The AZ Disruptors pitch day will take place at the event room of AZ Disruptor's newly constructed office space. We will be able to accomodate a maximum of 60 people for the event. Therefore, RSVP will be by invitation only. If you'd like to request an invitation to the Pitch Day, please use the following form:

Request an Invitation to AZ Disruptors Pitch Day (It's Free!)

Please request your invite as early as possible because we fully anticipate reaching maximum capacity.

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Reader Comments (2)

I might be daft, but I can't seem to see the form/page to request an invitation.

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Swedler

Doh! The form to request an invite was not working for non-Axosoft visitors. It's all fixed now. Sorry about the confusion.

April 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterHamid Shojaee
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