Saturday September 26, 2020

Hitting the right pitch is a tricky business

The secret to success is not to over complicate the process, writes JJ Worrall.

22nd June, 2014
Philip Lynch, chief executive of PixelSoup: They're interested in whether you can deliver' Picture: Feargal Ward

With entrants from across the globe vying for €500,000 in prizes, last year's Pitch competition at Dublin's Web Summit saw a panel of industry experts and potential investors watch as company after company filled out their four-minute slot to impress.

''We judged them across 27 or 28 different factors, said Summit start-ups and community director Paul McDonnell. And that's before they even get to present at the event.

Of the 150 finalists that made it last October,...

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