Tuesday, November 24

Lessons learned from Impact pitch competition

By this time everyone can probably guess that GoEyeball did not win the pitch competition at Impact National 2009 conference. Otherwise you probably would have seen me flashing the giant check of 10K ;-) (although not in cash but in service with KPMG). Today I am writing this blog to share some of the experience and lessons learned from this competition, so I guess we can score a few wins from this loss.

#1 Pitch an idea especially a new one that involves innovation in technology in 5 mins elevator pitch is not a easy task

We actually received feedbacks in conversations after the pitch that a lot of the audience, including the judge, did not understand or realize that we have invented a new technology to provide a service that is not available from our competitors

#2 You need to be clear on what you are asking for

After the competition, my business partner and I regrouped and did some retrospective on the performance and realized we were not clear on the message. Here is what we believe a better format for our pitch could be:

  • Who we are?
  • What problem do we solve?
  • Why will we be successful?
  • What do we need? Funding? Mentor?
  • What is in there for you? Exit strategy for investors.

We did not win the top prize, but we still had a great time at Impact. This is only our first appearance for public pitching; we will continue working on it, but most importantly we will continue to have fun after all that was why I quite my full time job in the first place - to have FUN. So far it has been a journey of every bit of fun I could have ever imagined :-D

Thursday, November 19

GoEyeball is one of the finalists for Impact National 2009

I am very proud to announce that GoEyeball.com is one of the 4 finalists at Impact National Conference 2009 pitch competition hosted from 3:30-5:00pm on Saturday Nov 21 at:

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

We are also an Exhibition Sponsor for the conference with a booth in exhibition hall on Friday afternoon to showcase our technology and answer any question from users, potential investors, and any one who is interested in our idea. If you are attending the conference or know some one attending please come check out our booth and show your support at the competition.

Will keep everyone updated with the result on this blog.

Monday, November 2

JointSource is open for business in a new office

We are now open for business in our new office near Yonge and Eglinton (3 mins walk from the subway station). Our new address:

120 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON Canada M4P1E2

Phone: 416.322.2931 Fax: 416.322.2877

Email: nzhu@jointsource.com
Website: www.jointsource.com

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