Chicago's Startup Showcase, May 2018 Edition. Technori helps startups gain traction by engaging with thousands of would-be investors, partners, and customers through our highly curated events, media channels, and Technori co-op. Technori was founded in 2010 by Seth Kravitz and a band of entrepreneurs on a mission to build the largest and most inclusive startup community in the world.
Over twenty years ago, a mentor of mine gave me some advice that I have never forgotten; I call it the “New York Times Test.” He declared his expectation that anything he said, wrote or did could end up in the New York Times one day, and he used that as a guide and to only say, write and do things that he would be proud of when they appeared on the front page.Read More
As a venture capitalist, I meet every day with two or three entrepreneurs who pitch me to invest in their dreams. (Last year, we reviewed more than 2,000 new companies.) Having done this now for 20 years across three funds, I’ve heard every kind of pitch imaginable. Here are five examples of what not to say to a VC:
“I have a big potential customer that is just about to close.”