The Practical and PR Dilemmas of the Pitch Contest Fad

The Practical and PR Dilemmas of the Pitch Contest Fad

We’ve bred “serial pitchers” who hit every contest in the Southeast circuit from Nashville to Atlanta. They’ve honed their presentations to a high level, sound like the next big thing – and usually come away with some cash. But beyond a well-rehearsed pitch, they’ve got a weak product – one whose weaknesses are not readily exposed in a five-minute demo presentation.

Public Relations and the Startup Company

Public Relations and the Startup Company

As a profession, we must continue to educate existing and future entrepreneurs to our function and value – especially in the startup phase of a business. We cannot wait until businesses are established before we approach them as potential partners. DIG SOUTH, The Harbor, The Charleston Digital Corridor and others in the region have stepped forward to help young businesses develop. We must act as fellow venture capitalists ourselves, assume some risk and help propel our budding clients’ businesses forward.