Format for pair-up night?21 Comments
What’s the right format for a pair-up night? Would love your take. What I was thinking was:
- Each “concept pitcher” will have 2 minutes to pitch: himself, the product & status, what he/she is looking for. This is the primary driver for the pair-up to work well, so it’s incredibly important to get it right.
- After that, we will have a 5 minute break, followed by optional 1 minute pitches by co-founders looking to join a startup. They can use it to have the founders want to meet them specifically.
- During that time, we will have a shared google doc that people could register to meet each other. I believe that at least some of the people presenting a venture would want to join a different one. Don’t be shy – you are there to find a co-founder, don’t hang to your idea.
- Using the doc we will set up a full hour comprised of 5 minute 1:1′s for people to get together, a’la speed dating style. We will add some random factor as well to get people outside of their comfort zone.
I suggest no powerpointing for the 2 minutes, but if you do… Need to come earlier to load everything to a single machine. Choice of hebrew/english is yours.