Nathan Gold

Presentation Coach, Trainer, and Speaker

Max Shapiro is running a new event for start-ups: IGNITE!

IGNITE!My dear friend Max Shapiro, from PeopleConnect Staffing, is running a brand new event for start-ups. It's called IGNITE! and it kicks off on Tuesday, March 13 at 5 PM at RocketSpace, 181 Fremont Street in San Francisco.

Here's how it works:

Ten companies are chosen each month to participate in IGNITE! Presenting companies will each have a demo table to have the opportunity to meet and network with angles, VCs and guests during the first hour. Attendees will then vote for their favorite company, and the top four will get to present to a distinguished panel of VCs and Angels. The panel chooses who they feel is the most promising startup.

The winner gets a pitch meeting with our Sponsoring Venture Capital firm, Hummer Winblad.

Following the pitches, Mitchell Kertzman, Managing Director of Hummer Winblad, will be interviewed by Eric Ferraro, a startup attorney at LeClairRyan and a former startup CEO himself.

If you know of any companies interested in being selected to participate in IGNITE! please have them click on this link: and complete the application. (Note, there is a $150 fee for those companies who are selected. There is no charge to apply).

We have space for approximately 100 guests. If you'd like to attend, just click on this link The admission fee, if you sign up before February 24 is just $25.

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