TiE NY Pitch Competition

Nov 5, 2018
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Galvanize, 303,Spring Street Manhattan

New York


TiE New York is excited to host a Pitch Competition in Soho on Monday evening (6 pm-9pm), November 5, 2018. Up to seven companies from the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT) will be shortlisted and will present their perfected pitch in front of a panel of five stellar judges in a room full of angel investors and friends of our community.  

Besides access to a room full of angel investors, accelerators and VCs, there will be first, second and third place prizes!

The application deadline is midnight Friday, September 14.  Companies must be located in the Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) to qualify. Please see the tab if you are a founder looking to apply for instructions.

Angels, investors and those that plan to come watch should register here! 

Instructions for Applicants

In addition to registering here to attend this event; founders/leaders looking to apply to the competition need to complete an application through Gust by September 14, 2018.

Applicants should have developed an in-depth business plan addressing:  Value to customer, competitive positioning, market landscape, differentiation, marketing, sales and financial strategy (how will the company make money and when?).  What problem will the company solve and for whom?   What is the exit goal?  If your company has worked through all of these topics and has a strong business plan, we invite you to apply.

Finalists will be assigned a "Team Champion" ~ an entrepreneur/angel investor with an impressive track record.  They will coach their team to make sure they have a solid pitch prepared for November 5. 

 If you aren't already a TiE New York member, you can become a member TiE through our home page or join our mailing list to receive updates and info about our events.


Meet Our Judges

Tejpaul Bhatia, NY Startup Program Lead for Google Cloud

Tejpaul Bhatia is the NY Startup Program Lead for Google Cloud. He was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Citi Ventures. His most recent startup post was as COO for Explain Everything, an interactive screen casting whiteboard app. He also served as CEO and co-founder of Chatwala, a mobile video chat app and Kaptur (acquired), an app that enables users to aggregate photos taken at an event in seconds. Prior to founding Kaptur, Tej was Senior Manager of Product and International Strategy for ESPN, where he launched ESPN3 in the US, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. He also co-founded Media Strategy Partners, a media asset management consulting company. Tej began his career as a digital media consultant at Scient and Sekani.

David Teten, Managing Partner of HOA Capital

David Teten is a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast. His primary interests include fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS and international startups.  David was previously a Partner with ff Venture Capital (one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage VC firms in the US), Founder of Navon Partners (a software startup which identified private companies for investment using public data sources), Acting CEO of Vertical Key (a SaaS business for managing large-scale events). He was also a Managing Director with Evalueserve, CEO of Circle of Experts, Founder and CEO of GoldNames and a co-founder of PEVCTech (an online community focused on helping private equity and VC funds make better investments through technology). Further, he was on Bear Stearns’ technology/defense M&A team. He has advised Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners and other institutional investors.  David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA.  He writes regularly on teten.com and has led studies on DisruptInvesting.com.

Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds

Loretta McCarthy is Managing Partner of Golden Seeds.  She is responsible for the Golden Seeds angel network nationwide, including member cultivation, orientation and engagement.  She is a frequent speaker – in the US and internationally – about early stage investing, women entrepreneurs and gender diversity.  Prior to Golden Seeds, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at OppenheimerFunds, a leading asset management firm, as well as Vice President of Marketing at American Express. She brings to this role deep experience in strategy, marketing, product development, public affairs and corporate communications. She has extensive experience serving on boards of directors of corporations and non-profit organizations.

Meet Our MC

Anuvab Pal, Comedian

Anuvab Pal is an internationally renowned playwright, screenwriter, stand up comic and author.  He has also been featured as rotating co-host on The Bugle podcast.  As a corporate stand up comedian, Anuvab has delivered around 400 shows, primarily for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to becoming a comedian, Anuvab spent 20 years in financial services including working in sales and product development building web-based solutions for investment bankers, VC's, hedge funds, and investment management companies at Reuters, in investment banking as a financial analyst during the Internet IPO tech boom and as an intern at the Federal Reserve in Chicago.  He also led finance and operations for his family business, a landmarked floating hotel in the Guinness Book of world records as the first in India.  His professional experience gives him a unique approach to comedy.  His content is less about jokes and more about how new ideas can be applied to thinking about how day-to-day work in banking, coding, relationship management, HR, law, technology could be done or thought about differently. His stand up shows are centered on the workplace of today, the global economy, technology, big data, doing business in India and China, office politics, corporate jargon (What does Webinar really mean?  What is dotted line reporting?") and interview ironies (My only weakness is I take on too much responsibility" Hmmm…).  Anuvab has published four novels, two award-winning screenplays and four stage plays produced around the world. His alma maters include La Martiniere, Calcutta and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Galvanize, 303,Spring Street Manhattan

New York

TiE NY Pitch Competition

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