Are Startup Pitching Competitions Worth your Time as a Founder?

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Pitching helps you practice your sales pitch

While you should be prepared to sell your startup at any time, you don’t get to practice your sales pitch as much as you might think. After all, the startup is your baby.

Startup pitching competitions can help startups grow faster by exposing them to new markets

One of the biggest reasons I believe in startup pitching competitions is because they expose startups to new markets or industries where they may not have been before.

Startup pitching competitions can help founders learn from others about starting their own company!

There is nothing more valuable than learning from someone else’s mistakes along the way while starting up your own company.

Startup pitching competitions can help founders get the word out about their startup

As a founder, I know there is nothing better than getting your company in front of an audience who will likely become customers or users for your product or service.

Startup pitching competitions can help you meet other founders and investors

As a founder, it’s always good to know more people than just your team members. Startup pitching competitions are great ways for founders to meet other founders and investors who have similar ideas about how their industry should evolve. After all, if you’re going to change the world, you might as well do it with your friends!

Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.