Paper Pitch To An Investor
As many of you may know, at our next meeting on January 14th, 2017, eight lucky inventors will have the opportunity to pitch their product to Maxine Pierson, one of the most brilliant women I know, who just so happens to also be an active investor.
When we first announced the opportunity, we got an overwhelming response. There were only 8 spots that went in less than seven hours. Not really knowing what she was getting herself into, kind hearted Maxine wanted to give everybody a chance to pitch their idea to her. We had almost 40 people already on the waiting list so that would easily take over 12 hours. So I suggested we do a Paper Pitch.
This would include a single page in word with type no smaller then 12 point Times New Roman. I suggest not using any fancy or hard to read type. Making things easy gets you better results. Do Not change the borders as this will get you rejected without notification until after the event has passed.
You don’t have to but you can include a sell sheet, one photo, a video under 2 minutes and a link to your website as part of your email submission. For more information on pitches in general, sell sheets and videos go to our website http://www.inventors-society.net/tips-pitch-investor/
Obviously, you will not have the room to include a lot of facts and figures but you should be able to back up any statements you make if requested. For example, if you say 14 million people out of the 18 million people we surveyed said they would buy our product, you better have the contact information for those 18 million people.
The video may be an important part of this pitch. It doesn’t have to be of professional quality. I would suggest leaving out any background music unless it is pertinent to the product. This could actually be considered your pitch.
Please Note: This is for products and projects that are Ready for Funding. Please do not submit ideas as it is Not Maxine’s forte to determine the patentability or commerciality of a raw idea. Her talents lie in taking the information presented, processing it through her system and finding winners that will give her the desired return. We will not sign NDAs or Confidentiality Agreements for this event so you must rely on whatever IP Protection you already have in place.
This IS Considered a Public Disclosure and whether it is protected by a Provisional Patent Application or not, you have one year from the date you send it in to apply for your full Utility Patent or you Lose the Right to patent the invention.
There may be other opportunities to review ideas in the future.
We will begin taking in your pitches on January 19th and will close the event on January 28. Please do Not send any pitches before or after those dates as they will be rejected without notice.
Please place the words Paper Pitch To The Investor in the subject line and send the email to email@example.com . This is Not my usual email address. Earthlink has a tendency to reject large attachments and I don’t want to lose anyone. You should add a small note in the email such as, Attached is my Paper Pitch and video regarding my product the widget. As well as your contact information just in case there is a problem.
I will send you a note to say that your pitch has been received. If you don’t get that note within a day or two, contact me because I may not have gotten your submission.
Received does not mean Accepted. If you break the rules as outlined above, you will be rejected but may not be notified until the event is over. I am expecting a large response so I cannot say how long it will take for us to review them all. However, everyone Accepted will get a note of review.
If you have questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org put Paper Pitch Question in the subject line or call me at 561-676-5677.
Maxine and I Are Looking Forward To Your Participation,