George Mason University School of Business in Arlington Virginia was the destination for The Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference. The conference was sponsored by Freedom Start Foundation Founder Richard Fink and 30 Second Pitchfounder Joseph B. Sprung, who passionately believe venture capital should not just be for the well-connected, but for the hard workers with the best ideas. Both organizations – along with third partner and host George Mason University School of Business – partnered together to create an environment of encouragement, support, knowledge and funding opportunities for those looking to take the next steps in their career.
At the full day conference last week, attendees heard inspiring stories from top women in business who have become successful entrepreneurs; learned and were able to ask questions about how to make the changes necessary to fulfill their dream business and how to navigate the obstacles involved. We also learned about funding opportunities for those looking to take the next steps in their career.
Have you heard of the app, 30 SECOND PITCH?
30 SECOND PITCH was founded to give entrepreneurs everywhere the opportunity to pitch their business idea regardless of age, education, or demographic. Venture capital should not just be for the well connected. It should be for those with the best ideas. 30 SECOND PITCH was founded in 2016 by independent businessman and entrepreneur Joseph Sprung.
He says his initial impressions landed him some of his best deals. He created 30 SECOND PITCH as a platform to simplify the funding process and help innovators realize their business dreams.
30 Second Pitch allows entrepreneurs to connect with qualified angel investors to get capital, resources, and advice. Entrepreneurs who want to get noticed can record a 30-second video about themselves, what size investment they need and why their idea is so unique.
The pitches submitted remain private and confidential within the network. The best pitches are invited to present to an investor group in person or via Skype. Entrepreneurs receive feedback and may receive capital to help jump-start their business. You can submit as many pitches as you like and if your pitch doesn’t get reviewed the first time, you can continue to try again.
Hit video record on your phone and practice your pitch a few times before you hit submit. Listen to the tone of your voice and pay attention to your body language. Make sure your hand gestures aren’t distracting. If you said “so” or added a lot of “ums,” you might want to keep practicing until you’re okay with hitting send.
“From my own experience as an entrepreneur, I have learned that the simplest and easiest ideas to communicate are the best. This app gives everyone the chance to sell their idea and possibly change their life with just a 30-second time commitment,” says Sprung.
The app is free and it doesn’t cost you anything to use it and try to get funded for your business! What would you say in your 30 SECOND PITCH?