On December 15, 2020, Syllble Founder Fabrice Guerrier presented at Street Entrepreneurs #StreetPitch2020, a celebration of seven peer-selected founders who rose to the top among 1,000 founders.
Street Pitch, presented biannually, is a cross between “American Idol” and “Shark Tank” — yes, with a panel of investors and experts who judge the pitches. But at Street Pitch, the founders pitch YOU, the audience! Viewers tuned in for an opportunity to vote with their money via crowdfunding campaigns, product purchases, and in-kind contributions.
“If American Idol and Shark Tank had a baby, it would be called Street Pitch, said Street Entrepreneurs Founder and CEO Juliana Cardona Mejia. Our Street Pitch finalists will pitch YOU, the digital audience, and YOU will decide who gets your investment. We believe it takes a founder to know a founder, so this year the finalists were chosen by our 1,000-member cohort. #StreetPitch2020 will be filmed at landmarks in every Ward of Washington DC using strict COVID-19 safety protocols.“
–Founder and CEO of Street Entrepreneurs, Juliana Cardona Mejia
Street Pitch utilized simulcast technology to reach people globally and expand the so-called “friends and family investment round” for women and BIPOC founders in the Washington metro area.
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The finalists seized their spot in the Street Pitch championship by completing curriculum requirements and earning the highest peer-review scores in their respective cohorts. The reviews focused on problem-insights, product-market fit, business model, and growth plans, among other things. Each of our eight cohorts congregated founders from a different phase of business and industry.
More: “D.C. accelerator for underrepresented entrepreneurs to showcase 8 ventures in pitch competition” in The BizJournals DC Inno