Crowd Pitch 

Where Shark Tank Meets Business Banking

May 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm 

Lendio (Suite 101) 10235 South Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT 84095

CrowdPitch Event

Event Description

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 the crowd and a panel of  bankers. 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 take your business to the next level (partners, services, funding, connections, talent). All in attendance will gain valuable tips and feedback on how they can best secure financing for their business. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary website audit and competitive analysis courtesy of Big Leap. 

CrowdPitch is free to apply, attend, and present at. FREE food and drinks will be provided. 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.

Presenting Companies
We'll select 3 companies to present their business goals to an audience of their peers and a panel of lenders. Free online 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 from the crowd and panel feedback.

Audience Participation
At the conclusion of the pitches, the audience and panel “invest” FUN money with the company that impressed them the most. Each audience member receives $100 in Lendio bucks, while panel members get $500.

The Winner
The company who receives the largest “investment” of Lendio bucks from the audience and panel wins.The winning business will receive a $4,000 prize package of business services from our sponsors. 


Here's How it Works:

Presenting Companies
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.

Audience Participation
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 Winner
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.

Apply to Pitch

Please email pitch@lendio.com or click on the button below. Provide your name, business name, and a short summary of what your business does to make money along with your future goals. We'll then send you a CrowdPitch Guidelines packet, conduct a pre-screening interview, and send you instructions on how to formally submit your 1 page business pitch.

  • CrowdPitch Guidelines/Applications will be sent the week of 5/14
  • Final pitch applications due by 5/18
  • Only 3 applicants will be chosen
  • Presenters will be notified by 5/21

Sponsor

Become a sponsor at our CrowdPitch event. You'll receive both pre-event and at-event recognition. To inquire about sponsorship levels and details, please email sponsor@lendio.com or click on the Sponsor link below. Recognition will include:

  • Your logo below on this event page
  • Your logo included in promotional emails
  • Ability to display signage at the event
  • Ability to set up a table w/ materials
  • Your logo/business description on screen
  • $1,000 level sponsor will be given time to speak for a few minutes at the event

Attend 

Entrepreneurs, business owners, bankers, investors, business organizations and professionals in the community are all invited to attend. A great opportunity to network with the Utah business community while enjoying FREE food and fun. Some things to keep in mind:

  • CrowdPitch is uniquely structured with clear guidelines for audience participation 
  • Please RSVP below to reserve your spot today
  • If you're a sponsor or applying to pitch, you also must register to attend!

 

Agenda

11:30 am Networking & Lunch
12:00 pm Welcome & Introduction
12:10 pm CrowdPitch Begins
12:50 pm Voting & Winners Announced
1:00 pm Networking
1:30 pm Event Ends

Thank You to Our Panel of Judges

John Kleven
Monarch Capital
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Bart Longson
CEO, Snap Advances
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Bruce Gunther
Bank of American Fork

Thank You to our Sponsors

  • Silicon Slopes
  • Pearson Butler
  • AlphaGraphics Lehi
  • 97th Floor
  • Big Leap