Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply to Present at the Annual Piranha Pond Pitch Party, Sponsored by the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum

FALL RIVER MA – Entrepreneurs are invited to apply to present at the annual Piranha Pond Pitch Party, sponsored by the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF), is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River.  Deadline is September 1.


The Piranha Pond is a “pitch party” where eight selected entrepreneurs each have up to five minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss funding their ventures.  Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, the investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be “In” or “Out”.  If they are “In”, they will meet with the entrepreneur at a later time to discuss the entrepreneur’s company.  If they are “Out”, there is no interest at this time.  Again, the investor explains why he/she will not move forward with the presenter.


For this event, SNEEF is seeking companies that are beyond the idea or “napkin” stage, preferably with revenue or a working prototype.  The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants.  If the company’s product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.  Applications are $50, and registration is at www.piranhapond.com.


The Piranha Pond is co-sponsored by the 128 Innovation Capital Group.  SNEEF Members, no charge, all others $35, $25 for 128ICG members.  More information atwww.SNEEF.org.

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