Podium Star Pitch Tournament A global gateway to investors and customers for startups
Yesterday, PowerPT presented Podium Star Pitch Tournament. Alex Jensen was able to talk about the event with Jonathan Moore, Chief Innovation Officer at PowerPT and Host of the event and Abhishek Srivastava Executive Director of Teknobuilt, today’s winner.
The event began with sixteen startups, this field was then narrowed to 8, who had the chance to give a 1-minute elevator pitch to an audience, unlike other events where the judging was done by investors. At Podium Star, the 300-strong audience voted for the startups they thought were strongest. The final four then gave a longer pitch to the event judges. A real trial by fire for the startups and an amazing way to build your pitching skills.
As Jonathan says, “I think all of the teams did get something out of it. They learned how to express themselves in 1-minute and let people know what they do, how they do it, why they do it, and how well they are doing it. That’s a powerful skill for anyone.”
Abhishek explains Teknobuilt’s platform. As he says, “Every time a big infrastructure or Smart City project happens. There are multiple engineers and contractors that come together with separate teams, and siloed systems that often cannot talk to each other. The result is poor visibility and 80% of projects struggle with delays, cost overruns and safety issues. My brother Yogesh faced a lot of these stresses, so we teamed up to build a platform that connects the entire process of construction, boosting productivity.”
PowerPT hosts Podium Star to connect startups with investors by developing their communication and pitching skills, whether it’s an elevator pitch or a full slide deck pitch.
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