Introducing Lendio's CrowdPitch event, which can best be described as Shark Tank meets Business Banking. Looking for a business loan or to take your business to the next level? We're giving business owners the opportunity to practice pitching their business growth plan and receive valuable feedback from a panel of lending experts. Not only will this help you gain visibility in the business community but it will also let the community know what resources you need to grow your business (partners, services, funding, connections, talent). All in attendance will gain valuable tips and feedback on how they can best secure financing for their business.
While CrowdPitch is free to apply, attend, and present at, this event benefits SafeNet, so a donation option is available when registering. This event will be a fun and educational way to spend a lunch period. Attendees are encouraged to stick around and network with other entrepreneurs, business owners, bankers, investors, and business groups in the community.
Here's How it Works:
We'll select 3-4 companies to pitch their business goals to an audience of their peers and a panel of lenders. Coaching is available prior to the event to help them prepare their pitch. Presenters have 5 minutes to "pitch" and wow the audience before a 3 minute Q&A with the panel and crowd and 2 minutes of panel feedback.
At the conclusion of the pitches, the audience and panel “invest” FUN money with the company whose pitch/plan impressed them the most. Each audience member receives $100 in Lendio chips, while panel members get $500.
The company who receives the largest “investment” of Lendio chips from the audience and panel wins. The winning business will receive a valuable prize package of $5,000+ in business services from our sponsors.
Click on the Apply button below and fill out a short form to express your interest in pitching. You'll then receive a formal CrowdPitch Application and Guidelines packet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (814) 200-1551 with any questions.
Become a sponsor at our CrowdPitch event. You'll receive both pre-event and at-event recognition. To get started, click on the Sponsor button below and fill out a short form. Email email@example.com or call (814) 200-1551 with any questions.
Entrepreneurs, business owners, bankers, investors, business organizations and professionals in the community are all invited to attend. Our event is free and food and refreshments will be provided. Learn valuable business financing tips and other advice on what you can do to grow your business.
|11:30am||Networking & Lunch|
|12:00pm||Welcome & Introduction|
|12:50pm||Voting & Winners Announced|
Lendio is a free online lending marketplace dedicated to providing funding to small businesses. That’s why we’ve partnered with more lenders than anyone in the world. We believe that small businesses are the backbone of America and we work to ensure every business has access to the capital needed to grow and succeed, regardless of size.
Vice President/Commercial Lending