Pitch Zoo is a monthly gathering of the Kalamazoo startup community where individuals fast pitch their new business idea (3 minutes) to the local Kalamazoo crowd in a fun environment, and receive constructive feedback on their pitch. [ See FAQ for more details about the structure of the events and the guidelines for pitches ]
In practicing their pitch and obtaining feedback from others in the local startup community, entrepreneurs are able to better succinctly talk about their business idea while learning to talk about the main value proposition of their business idea and to better understand the opportunity potential (i.e. to get the important aspects of the business idea across to the targeted audience).
The goal of Pitch Zoo is to help entrepreneurs in the Kalamazoo startup community better explain their business idea to their chosen target audience. The avenue for achieving this goal is to provide entrepreneurs a fun environment to practice their pitch and to get feedback from other individuals in the local startup community ON THEIR PITCH. This means feedback is focused on how the individual talked (loud, soft, clearly, etc.) and did the pitch have the main components to help the targeted audience understand the business idea and possibly get excited about the idea.
Note: Pitch Zoo is NOT about critiquing and improving the business idea. If Pitch Zoo attendees want to talk to the pitcher about the weakness of the business idea, or about how to change the business idea, they can do that after the Pitch Zoo activities are completed for the night.
Pitch Zoo events are held the first Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm at 401 E. Michigan, Suite 202, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Maestro’s offices, above Food Dance). [ Note: enter the building from the E. Michigan side of the building ]
Learn More: Pitch Zoo