PITCH-A-KID EVENT VIDEO
OCTOBER 23RD, 2016 - NORRIS CONFERENCE CENTER, AUSTIN, TEXAS
Emma Rose Gill (a 12-years-old Pitch-a-Kid Judge and owner of Rainbow Rose Productions) made this video for us to showcase our event.
Thank you, Emma Rose!
WHAT IS PITCH-A-KID ?
What better way for an entrepreneur to refine a pitch than presenting to an unbiased, receptive, and inquisitive audience – kids. Pitch-a-Kid events put real entrepreneurs in front of kids to refine and practice their pitch before getting in front of angel investors and venture capitalists (VCs).
The kids experience the unique opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs, develop and expand their critical thinking skills, and learn how an idea comes to life in the business world.
As an entrepreneur, your pitch needs to be clear, simple, and concise. If you can’t explain it to a kid, you’ll have a hard time explaining it to investors. Pitch-a-Kid provides a low-risk venue to present your pitch, and gather honest and unfiltered feedback. At the same time, you’re helping kids learn real-world business skills. Ready to pitch?
The kids are the judges and are encouraged to ask questions and think critically about the ideas presented. This inquisitive process establishes a strong foundation in preparing kids for college and professional careers. Find out more about judging a Pitch-a-Kid event.
Join in the fun and watch entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and answer questions from kids. It’s a front-row seat to witness the unfiltered and brilliant questions from minds that aren’t yet programmed for business jargon and VC lingo. Get tickets to our next event.
Interested in hosting a Pitch-a-Kid event in your community? Our robust event kit includes everything you need to host a successful event including scorecards, promotional tips, recruiting tips, and more. Purchase an event kit.
Could kids teach entrepreneurs how to refine their pitches while giving unfiltered and valuable feedback?
MIKE MILLARD, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO & AUDREY MILLARD CO-FOUNDER, DAUGHTER
YES, THEY CAN :)
Pitch-a-Kid events help support the development of critical thinking skills, drawing from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education/Webb’s Depth of Knowledge leveraging the Socratic Method by asking questions directly to entrepreneurs. Putting kids front and center makes entrepreneurship fun and allows kids to learn what entrepreneurs do, how they do it, and why. It gets kids connected to real world problem solvers and makes it fun to learn about business in an engaging format. We hope it inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs in the process.
PITCH-A-KID PREPARES YOU FOR ACCELERATORS AND ANGELS
Kids will ask difficult questions that entrepreneurs need to be ready to answer before pitching to angel investors and VCs.
The kids are not only welcome, but encouraged, to ask critical and challenging questions of the entrepreneurs.
The honest and unfiltered feedback allows entrepreneurs to adjust their pitch before taking it to potential investors.
APPLY TO PITCH
If you can’t explain your idea to a kid, then you may not be ready to pitch to potential investors. Your pitch needs to be clear, simple, and concise. Pitch-a-Kid provides a low-risk venue to present your pitch, and gather honest and unfiltered feedback – no buzzwords; no business jargon. At the same time, you’re helping kids learn real-world business skills.
HOST AN EVENT
WE HAVE FOUND MANY USES FOR PITCH A KID
Entrepreneurs: Hold your own Pitch-a-Kid at a startup accelerator or incubator in town for entrepreneurs and kids.
Educators: Have a Pitch-a-Kid at your school for a novel and entertaining event to raise funds for school needs.
Professionals: Apply the Pitch-a-Kid methodology to help salespeople, scientists, doctoral candidates, engineers, and lawyers refine their communication style by practicing with kids.
PITCH-A-KID EVENT KIT
We provide an event kit for purchase giving you step by step instructions on how to host a successful Pitch-a-Kid event in your community. You are allowed one event per purchase.
What’s in the kit?
- Overview of Pitch-a-Kid
- Who, What, When, Where, and Why to have an event
- Terms and conditions (the legal stuff)
- Judge Scorecards
- Recommend sponsorship tiers
- Recruiting tips
- Promotional tips
- Logo for use for signs and t-shirts
- And more!
- April 30th, 2016: Austin, Texas (Capital Factory) Winner: EllieGrid
- July 27th, 2016: NewCo Austin (Capital Factory) Pitch-a-Kid: The Art of the Pitch
- July 30th, 2016: Austin, Texas (Capital Factory) Winner: Think&Zoom
- October 23rd, 2016: Austin, Texas (Norris Conference Centers) Winner: Health Anonymous
- February 19th, 2017: Austin, Texas (Norris Conference Centers) Winner: Wondercide
- March 11th, 2017: Austin, Texas (SXSW) Startup Workshop Session: Improve Your Pitch by Pitching to Kids!
MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM
Co-Founder and CEO
Co-Founder and Chief Kid Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Mascot and Chief Dog Officer
TOM AND KATE BIESCHKE