Pitching startups, Roxbury style: Apps, bodyguards and more
Xconomy - 04/09/2015
Pitch in the City is a little bit of Cambridge, MA, in Dudley Square. The entrepreneurs who are pitching have startups mostly from Smarter in the City, Roxbury’s first high-tech accelerator and one of the nation’s few minority-focused accelerators. The other entrepreneurs have been through or are part of MassChallenge or Future Boston Alliance’s accelerator. They’ll pitch their companies to a panel of potential investors and advisors, led by Steve Rogers, a lecturer on entrepreneurial finance at his alma mater, Harvard Business School. Smarter in The City got started in 2014 and has funding from several foundations, the Small Business Administration, and Brightcove and Microsoft.
Among the “goodies” up for grabs: consulting advice, mentoring, a potential slot in Northeastern University’s accelerator and, possibly, an investment.