48 hours. 90 participants. 15 coaches. 10 brand new edtech startups. 5 judges.
But there’s only 1 Pitch Day!
As we start today, teams are focused on finalizing and practicing their pitches. Teams will present 5-minute demos of their minimum viable products and showcase their blossoming companies.
Here’s who’ll pitch today:
- Math Infusion – A company that matches kids that need/want tutoring in mathematics with teachers that have expertise (materials aligned to CCSS).
- Village: it takes one – A company that brings curricular objectives to parents to increase student performance.
- PNEWT – A new kind of employment agency that matches high school students with local businesses to align with curricular goals. They prepare high school students for careers, and colleges.
- Precursor.IO – A company that connect teachers with subject matter experts and content in order to ensure that students are receiving the best lesson plans available.
- My Support Village –
- ExperiencEDU – A company that connects common core curriculum with materials from local businesses so students can align learning to specific professional outcomes.
- EduLaunch – The only educational crowdfunding platform where anyone can fuel our future.
- ClassScape – A company that brings education-based games into the classroom to tie into curricular goals.
- A Book & A Bite – A food truck that carries fresh food to food deserts. Will include instructional materials and an in-truck video screen to show/share educational content.
- aBay – We offer incentives for kids that achieve high grades.
Teams are judged according to the following 4 criteria (weighed equally):
The Startup Weekend Education event is slightly different than other Startup Weekend events in that “Education Impact” is an additional, equally weighted category.
- Is this solving a problem in education? (i.e. the solution focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, the transfer of knowledge, teaching, learning, retention of information)
- Is this solution better than what’s being done now?
- Have you taken the proper steps to ensure that the people who matter (your future customers) support and reinforce your assumptions? Think of Customer Validation as ‘evidence’ to back up the core structure of your ‘theory’ (your Business Model). The more feedback you gather (quantity), the more this feedback comes from your specific target market (quality), and the more you’re able to actually integrate this feedback into the Business Model and product development (execution), the better. Lastly, if you haven’t got answers to these questions, you’ve spent too much time on frills & features and need to get back to the basics:
- Who is your customer?
- What is your core value proposition?
Execution / Design:
- The nitty gritty: what has your team been able to actually build over the weekend? Do you have an MVP and functional demo? Even the strongest of Business Plans are useless in the hands of those who can’t properly execute on them. Getting as far as possible in the development of your product/prototype not only helps give Judges a tangible vision of what the final product could be, but proves your strength and skills as a team.
- Is it easy to use and intuitive (i.e. “user-friendly”)? Why was it determined that it’s best to build this as a mobile app vs. a web app (or vice versa)? How many users have currently engaged with your product? How will the design evolve if given more time and resources to work on this product?
- Is there a vision for this being a sustainable venture (even if you plan to be a non-profit organization)?
- What are your key activities?
- What are your revenue streams?What is your cost structure?
- Who/what are your key partners/resources?
- What are your distribution channels?
- What is your roll out strategy?
Do you have a brilliant idea for a startup… but the fear of pitching it to an audience holding you back?
This used to be me. Today, I share with you the story of how I overcame my own fears and pitched my idea, and the five tips that will help you nail your pitch at Triangle Startup Weekend: Education.
Startup Weekend: Why I participated
In November 2013, I participated in Triangle Startup Weekend: UNC. At the time, I was looking for a chance to understand how a company is born and thought it would be a good chance to test the waters.
I’m not someone that others would call “shy,” but I’d never pitched an idea in front of an audience before. I’d arrived at the weekend with an idea—but couldn’t bring myself to pitch on Friday night. Instead, I became fascinated with an idea brought forward by Suja Thomas.
Suja’s idea, Mathamagix, sought to engage girls in mathematics through storytelling. We had an incredible team of five, built a great product, and I learned a lot about how a company is born. I fell in love with Startup Weekend.
(Photo: Team Mathamagix at Triangle Startup Weekend: UNC in November 2013. © Jen Riedel)
Five months later, I registered for Triangle Startup Weekend: Makers Edition. I was hooked, and determined to pitch an idea. Here’s how I did it.
Tip #1: Write it down
I had been mulling over an idea for a company for several weeks prior to the event—and I didn’t know if I would have the courage to pitch it.
The morning of the event, I sat at the bar of Cafe de los Muertos sipping on a coffee and scribbling down my pitch on a napkin. I then transferred my notes to my phone. I did all of this just in case the courage to share somehow manifested when I walked into the venue that night.
A few hours later, my feet walked into HQ Raleigh. I met a few folks, make a few great connections, and found a seat as pitches were starting. The line to pitch ideas grew to five, then ten, and then almost two dozen people.
I stopped being able to focus on the pitches on stage. My mind raced, and I began to argue with myself: should I pitch my idea, or not?
I won’t go deep into the process by which I settled on pitching… needless to say, it would have been fitting to have a flower full of petals to assist in making the decision.
So there I am, clutching my iPhone, wondering how I’d be able to fit the whole idea into just 60 seconds. And then I’m in line, and WHAM it’s my turn.
Have you ever had an out-of-body experience? That’s a bit like what I was experiencing. I watched myself take the microphone, look up and out at the crowd, down at my phone. Suddenly, magically, words start to flow out of my mouth.
It was probably the fastest 60 seconds of my life.
In the end, I’d overcome my fears merely by preparing what to say prior to walking on stage. For me, this step was essential. It helped me frame my idea and succinctly present it to the audience. Have an idea? Write it down—even an outline helps.
Tip #2: Tell a personal story
I finished the pitch, thanked the audience, and went to write down my idea on chart paper, and settled in to watch the rest of the participants pitch. A sense of pride and accomplishment accompanied my back to my seat—I’d conquered my fear, the pitch hadn’t flopped, and here I was, with an idea that people liked.
Or so I hoped. When pitches were complete, participants gather to discuss viable ideas. People kept coming up to me and telling me they liked my idea, and that they’d be interested in working on the project over the next 48 hours.
My team shared with me that one of the reasons they wanted to work on my idea was because of the brief story I told during my pitch. I’d shared a personal experience—and an idea on how to solve the challenges I’d faced.
We had a team! We worked incredibly hard to produce our Minimum Viable Product by Sunday afternoon when… I pitched again!
Tip #3: Practice, practice, practice, and then practice
It might seem that five minutes is not that much longer than one minute… but it is an eternity when you’re pitching to judges and an audience. It’s easy to get nervous, so the best thing that you can do is to go into the pitch with a solid plan: what are you communicating, why is your product important, and who is on the team behind the product.
Whether you’re a nervous wreck when speaking in public or not, practicing your pitch out loud will really help the delivery of your idea. I’ve practiced by talking to a wall, staring myself down in a mirror, practicing with a roommate, or sharing with my dog. They’re all great ways to understand how your written words and presentation will play to a live audience.
One of the best things about Startup Weekend is that there are always amazing volunteer coaches that help teams prepare to pitch their idea to the judges—and the audience. I strongly advise teams to schedule blocks of time with these wonderful coaches.
(You can still pitch to your dog, if you’d like!)
Tip #4: Be yourself
One of Startup Weekend’s co-organizers is notorious for “rocking” when speaking in public. It’s not just that he’s nervous, it’s also that he likes to move around. If you’d prefer to walk and talk rather than stand behind the podium, by all means, do it! Be yourself.
You don’t have to use GRE vocabulary or master the thousands of educational acronyms and hashtags that appear on Twitter in order to make a good impression on judges and the audience. No one will remember that you used forty-two four syllable words in your pitch… they’ll remember how passionately you presented your idea and product.
What’s your style? My style was to re-share my personal story, talk about my team, and show lots of visuals to assist. Oh – and we brought props. The audience didn’t remember exactly what I said, but we made sure they could summarize our idea into a Tweet, and that they knew how passionate we were about the concept.
Tip #5: Everyone will support you at Startup Weekend
One of the most inspiring facts about Startup Weekend is that everyone involved enthusiastically supports each other. Volunteers genuinely want to help you on your quest to build a viable product. Coaches take hours out of their weekends to advise you on business modeling, go-to-market strategy, software development, user design issues, and prototyping.
Organizers invest dozens of hours into ensuring that everyone is well fed, well caffeinated, and 100% supported to pursue a startup idea.
(Photo: The idea we pitched at TSW: Maker Edition in April 2014. © Jen Riedel)
Without pitching, I would have never been able to move the idea from just some far off fantasy to a baby step closer to reality. Now, I have pitched at several different entrepreneurship events and plan to share more ideas as they come along.
If you have an idea in the back of your head or scribbled down in a notebook, tucked away somewhere, I encourage you to dust the cobwebs off now and pitch it this weekend at Triangle Startup Weekend: Education.
You can do this. I’ll probably be in line behind you, working through my next great idea.
More resources from Jen on giving great pitches:
Our organizing team was recently contacted by Matt Brown, an entrepreneur and Clemson MBA student who attended TSW: Health and is making the trek back to Raleigh for TSW: Women this weekend. He was looking for suggestions of where to stay, and what happened next is the perfect representation of how welcoming and collaborative the Startup Weekend community is. Through a quick stream of email intros, Matt was connected to some local entrepreneurs who live at the ThinkHouse, a residential accelerator for young innovators, and he’ll be crashing with them all weekend. We were thrilled to see the SW community spirit take hold in such a unique way, so we decided to ask Matt a few questions before he hops in his car this afternoon!
Oh and by the way, there’s still time to grab a (discounted) ticket! You’ll meet Matt and other aspiring entrepreneurs all weekend!
TSW: Can you give us a bit of background on the Clemson MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation program and the entrepreneurial climate there?
MB: What I love about the Clemson MBAe program is that it has given me the chance to start my own startup and get an MBA at the same time. The Clemson MBAe program is designed to help would-be entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition, whether by starting your own venture, addressing societal needs via the not-for-profit sector, or within a company. With the Clemson MBAe program based in Greenville, South Carolina we are positioned in the best city for entrepreneurship in South Carolina.
TSW: How does it compare to what’s happening in the Triangle?
MB: Personally, I love what is happening in the Triangle! After experiencing what the Triangle has to offer entrepreneurial wise, I definitely think both Greenville and the Triangle are both on the same track to growing their communities through entrepreneurship.
TSW: How did you originally hear about Triangle Startup Weekend?
MB: I originally heard about Triangle Startup Weekend through some friends who were in The Ironyard Health Accelerator in Spartanburg, SC. My friends had participated in numerous Startup Weekend events, and told me the one coming up in the Triangle would be a great one to attend.
TSW: Why did you decide to attend TSW: Health?
MB: TSW: Health was actually my first Startup Weekend event ever. The reason I decided to attend TSW: Health was to take myself outside of my comfort zone and learn more about entrepreneurship in the health sector. For me, the beauty in doing TSW: Health was that I was able to learn so much about the health industry, and how entrepreneurship can make an impact.
TSW: Did you participate on a team during TSW: Health? Have you stayed in touch with the people you worked with?
MB: Participating in TSW: Health was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made! Ever since my TSW: Health experience, not a week has gone by that I have not spoken to someone from that weekend. Sometimes when I get a great idea for a business, I give one of them a call to get their feedback.
TSW: Being an out-of-towner and first-time attendee at TSW was probably a bit intimidating. Can you tell us what that experience was like?
MB: Deciding to attend TSW: Health was a big step outside of my comfort zone. Originally, I thought I needed to have a background in the health industry to participate, but once I got there I found that was not the case. In actuality, anyone can participate in TSW: Health, for the event is all about the relationships and bonds you foster over the weekend.
TSW: How did you hear about TSW: Women in Raleigh?
MB: The way I heard about TSW: Women in Raleigh was through some friends I made at TSW: Health. All of them were signed up to do TSW: Women in Raleigh, and they really motivated me to sign up. Also, what makes this startup weekend so special is that the goal of this event is to encourage more women to come out and help close the gender gap in the startup community.
TSW: This time, you’ll be couch-surfing at the ThinkHouse, a living and learning environment for young entrepreneurs. What are you most looking forward to about that experience?
MB: In couch-surfing at the ThinkHouse I am excited to see this residential accelerator in person. Currently, there is nothing like this in Greenville, so I have never seen anything like it before. Also, I honestly cannot wait to meet the members of the house and learn more about what they are working on. If it were up to me, I would put something like the ThinkHouse in every city possible, for I think it is great for entrepreneurs!
TSW: You’re making a drive to attend the event, so there obviously must be great value in attending. What’s most valuable about TSW for you? Why should others attend?
MB: The drive to attend the event is a 3 plus hour drive. Regardless how long the drive is for me I am excited to be around fellow like-minded entrepreneurs. For the value in attending events like this is unmeasureable. No matter the distance, I think other should try to attend Startup Weekend events because you never know what you can learn or who you will meet.
We can’t wait to meet Matt and all of the other participants when TSW: Women kicks off tonight! Use code “TSWsupporter” for 20% off and make sure to stay tuned for a follow-up interview with Matt after the weekend comes to a close.
We doubt you need convincing at this point, but here are some of the awesome things we have lined up for you if you attend this weekend:
- DELICIOUS food from Capital Club 16, Sweet Pea Bakery, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Centro, Columbian food from Silvana Duque, Betty’s Better Breads, and Neomande
- GREAT beverages from Raleigh Coffee Company, Bombshell brewery, Mati Energy and Crankarm Brewery
- The FANTASTIC facilitator, Melissa Kennedy (who incidentally has also created a list of reasons why you should attend)
- An INSPIRING talk from Laura Fenn, Founder and Executive Director of the Walking Classroom
- AMAZING judges including Kathryn James of Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, THE Brooks Bell of Brooks Bell, and Malaika Mose of IBM
- Super SMART and EXPERIENCED mentors and coaches including Blake Callens, John Austin, Dragana Mendel, Rebecca Horton, Andy Roth, Carol Vercellino, Tati Brezina, Cheryl Mills and Tatiana Birgisson
- A chance to hang out and innovate with TALENTED peers like Eleanor Ismail
- FREE Passes to Marbles for your kid(s)! (check out this post for more info)
- A BEAUTIFUL performance from Kidznotes! (check out this post for more info)
- And last but definitely not least, a chance to MEET our PREMIER sponsor, CT!
Oh and you’ll also get a pretty cool T-Shirt and another treat, courtesy of our amazing designer Magdalyn Duffie. Here’s a sneak peek! Can’t wait to see you tonight!
We know the judges will love all of you and your ideas. But we also want you to be prepared and know what your product will be judged on, so we’ve broken it down for you in this post.
The Startup Weekend judging criteria is broken up into three sections. Teams are judged according to the following 4 criteria (weighed equally):
Can this idea make money? Is there positive customer growth or revenue? Is there a customer acquisition / rollout strategy? Has a revenue model been defined and is it realistic? Is the idea/team ready for capital and execution? Would you invest in this company at this point?
Did the team identify customers (demographic, location etc)? Did the team get out and talk to customers? What is the value proposition to customers? What channels of communication are used? Product/Market fit?
Technical – Execution
Is there a functional product (e.g.in the case of an app, did they build one)? Were architecture diagrams and API signatures included? Which services did they integrate with? How much of the product is running on a real server with non-sample data?
Design – Execution
Does it have a professional look and feel? Does it deliver a compelling and captivating user experience? Is it memorable? What key insights were gathered over the weekend to go in this creative direction?
With Triangle Startup Weekend: Women quickly approaching, you may still be wondering whether or not you should purchase that ticket. Perhaps you haven’t bought one because you’re not sure exactly what the event entails. Maybe you worry the $99 ticket price isn’t worth it (we have a discount code, by the way). Or maybe you’re just incredibly busy and “accidentally” deleted our registration reminders.
Whatever it is that has kept you from signing up thus far, we think we have a pretty strong argument to get you there. We spoke with TSW: Health participant, Amal Essader, about what motivated her to buy her first-ever ticket to a Startup Weekend, and why she’s so glad she did.
Amal learned about TSW: Health from some colleagues of hers who were on the organizing team.
Triangle Startup Weekend: Beyond a nudge from your friends on the planning team, why did you decide to participate in TSW?
Amal Essader: It sounded like a challenging and fun activity where I could network with other highly energetic people who are on a mission to innovate and improve our lives.
TSW: What team did you work with and what was your role?
AE: I worked with “Aura,” a team looking to provide natural therapies to women. My role was to help gather customer feedback; I called friends and family, spoke with pharmacists, and interviewed passersby throughout the weekend. I also worked with the team on strategic planning.
She found the collaboration and opportunity to explore new skill sets to be incredibly rewarding.
TSW: What was the most valuable part of the weekend for you?
AE: I walked into the unknown and worked on a completely new idea with a team of people I had never met before. That could have been really scary, but we all united around the same goal: to make this experience the best one and to advance our idea to the next level. The weekend also allowed me to unlock some talents and skills I didn’t know I had or didn’t know I could use.
TSW: How did you feel before, during, and after the event?
AE: I was excited and nervous before the event, as I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but was looking forward to it.
During the event, I felt like I was a part of a new family. My team members and the TSW coaches and staff were encouraging and enabled us to think outside the box and take our thoughts and ideas to the next level. I have to admit, it kept my adrenaline pumping and that felt GREAT!
After the event, I was definitely tired, but it was a bittersweet feeling. I felt really good knowing that I helped someone take their idea to the next level and I didn’t want the event to end! Overall, it was really exciting being an event where the room was vibrating with energy.
TSW: Some folks might be intimidated by working with new people for a whole weekend. How do you work with a group of people you don’t know for 54-hours straight?
AE: How could you not?? Isn’t that what you do when you embark on a new job and have tight timelines for a critical project? To me personally, this was the highlight of the event. This is how you learn from others and challenge yourself to see and accept ideas from a different perspective.
TSW: So, did attending the weekend give you a better understanding of what startups can be?
AE: You bet it did! It’s one thing to plan or discuss ideas in a classroom setting, but it’s another thing to experience it LIVE! The TSW event is the perfect place to try your idea and to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone to learn about problems and solutions you never thought of before.
Amal also shared some great insight on how to prepare for the weekend, and encourages first-timers to challenge themselves beyond the norm.
TSW: If someone could have given you one piece of advice before the weekend, what would you have liked to know?
AE: Go into this event with an open mind and be prepared to think outside of the box. My advice to future TSW participants, especially the first-timers, is that you are a valuable team member. Your skills are valued regardless of what they are. Crazy ideas can be the winning ideas, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts…and HAVE FUN!
TSW: So, let’s hear it: Why do you think someone should sign up for TSW: Women?
AE: It’s a chance to meet new people, learn new perspectives, gain insights, be part of a solution, and help others see their idea to fruition. Everyone should challenge their status quo and get out of their comfort zone to experience something new and different. Think of TSW events as a big generator: ideas are generated, the room is vibrating with energy, coaches and volunteers are constantly looking after your best interest, and everyone has a critical role to keep the “generator” going. Most importantly, everyone is enjoying their time.
We hope you’ll join us this Friday through Sunday (10/10-10/12) for an energizing weekend full of new ideas, new learning experiences, and new friends. And if you need just a bit more convincing, use code “TSWsupporter” for 20% off tickets.
See you there!
In our last post, we told you Triangle Startup Weekend Women is partnering with Marbles Kids Museum. Marbles is, “a hands-on, minds-on museum that inspires imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences.”
We’re pretty excited about the partnership and think you will be too. What this partnership means is that, while you innovate at TSW Women, your kid(s) can innovate at Marbles…for FREE! Yes, you heard us right, we’ve got FREE passes for your kids to go to Marbles this weekend. Not registered yet? Here’s what you’ll get if you sign up today:
- Two adult passes per day (Saturday 10/11 and Sunday 10/12)
- Five kids passes per day (Saturday 10/11 and Sunday 10/12)
When you register, be sure to also register for the Marbles passes. If you’ve already registered and didn’t sign up for the passes, but want to sign up, email us and we’ll get you squared away.
So sign up today for TSW Women and let your spouse, partner, friend or relative take your kid(s) to Marbles. We bet your whole family will be happy with your decision to come to TSW Women!
(Marbles is located at 201 East Hargett Street. Raleigh, NC 27601)
If you have kids, committing to a full startup weekend might seem out of the question. We realize it is a big time commitment, especially for parents. So we’ve designed Triangle Startup Weekend Women to be as family friendly as possible. Through partnerships with both Marbles Kids Museum and Kidznotes, we’ve set up fun some stuff for your little ones to do while you innovate. In this post, you’ll learn more about Kidznotes, hear from their co-founder, and find out why and how they’re involved in TSW Women. In our next post, you’ll learn about our partnership with Marbles and how it will benefit you, the participant. If you’re not a registered participant yet, it’s not too late! Sign up today!
Kidznotes is a Triangle non-profit providing orchestral training for underserved K-12 students. If you’re intrigued and want to hear some of their kids play, you’re in luck! Some Kidznotes students have graciously agreed to perform for our participants (and your families if they want to come!) on Sunday at 3:10 PM before presentations begin. Check back soon to get more details about our partnership with Marbles.
Today, you’ll hear from Katie Wyatt, the co-founder and Executive Director of Kidznotes. Katie is an accomplished violinist who has performed all over the world and is now using her gifts to teach and inspire the next generation of musicians. Kidznotes has partnered with previous Triangle Startup Weekends and we are so thankful her team has again agreed to participate. To find out more about Kidznotes and their support for TSW Women, keep reading!
Question: Why did Kidznotes decide to participate in the TSW Women?
Answer: Because as a founder of a nonprofit and an entrepreneur, and a WOMAN, I think it’s important that I and our girls in Kidznotes have a voice!
Q: What is Kidznotes?
A: Kidznotes is inspired by the international phenomenon of El Sistema, an evidence-based system of classical music for social change. Founded in 1974 by economist and professional musician Jose Antonio Abreu, El Sistema offers free classical music training for young children from highly impoverished backgrounds. El Sistema and its global offshoots focus on providing an environment of opportunity through collective practice of music through orchestral playing and choral singing as a model of social organization and community development. Since its inception, El Sistema has transformed the lives of nearly 2 million children.
Kidznotes, in its fifth year of operation, serves 315 K-7th grade students at eight Title-1 schools in Durham and Raleigh. In 2013-2014, Kidznotes expanded into Southeast Raleigh and enrolled 60 pre-K and Kindergarten children in three Title-1 elementary schools. As we scale our Raleigh program, we will work closely with the Wake County Public Schools Superintendent, principals and music teachers to select two additional Title-1 schools with the greatest need in Southeast Raleigh. Kidznotes intends to grow to serve 1,000 students in Durham and Raleigh by 2020, advancing our kids through a system of orchestras through the 12th grade. In its full complement, Kidznotes will keep children and youth engaged and in school, ensuring their successful transition to college or the workplace.
Q: What excites Kidznotes most about TSW Women?
A: The opportunity to learn from other innovative women about their ideas in social change, the arts, business, and economic and community development.
Q: What advice do you have for TSW Women participants?
A: I love learning about work in fields totally outside of the arts and social change – it helps me think differently about solving the challenges I’m faced with as we develop Kidznotes. I encourage participants to seek out work totally different from their own, and find similarities or totally new ideas, to change the way you make decisions.
Q: Any other information you’d like participants or those considering participating to know about Kidznotes & your support for TSW Women?
A: Please come check out our girls performing at the opening of the final pitches on October 12th!
You may have already heard through our press release, website or another source, but we are THRILLED to announce (or reannounce) that CT is Triangle Startup Weekend (TSW) Women’s premier sponsor! Today, you’ll get to learn more about CT and what they do. TSW: Women is the first startup weekend CT has sponsored, and the organizing team is incredibly grateful for their willingness to support the event! So we could hear straight from the source why they are supporting TSW: Women we sent them, and they graciously answered some questions about their involvement. We thought y’all would love to learn more about them too, so without further ado, let’s get to it!
Who is CT and what do they do?
CT is a leading provider of legal and compliance services for businesses of all sizes. More than 300,000 small businesses rely on CT’s expertise for everything from forming an llc, to registered agent and business licensing to ongoing compliance responsibilities. With over 120 years of experience in governance, compliance and regulation, and strong relationships with federal and state legislatures, CT’s service professionals put an unrivaled bank of knowledge to use helping a wide range of clients succeed.
CT is a part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading provider of information, software and services for customers in over 150 countries. Legal, tax, finance and healthcare professionals depend on Wolters Kluwer for the essential information, software and services they need to make their most critical decisions effectively and with confidence.
Why did CT decide to sponsor the Triangle Startup Weekend: Women?
We are proud to support Triangle Startup Weekend as a springboard for aspiring business owners. We fully share in the mission to empower women entrepreneurs, and all those with dreams of launching their own venture. Starting a company is no small undertaking, and we’re honored to provide the Raleigh community with the information and expertise they need around formation, registered agents and other legal services to play a meaningful role in the entrepreneurial journey.
What excites CT most about TSW: Women?
We are thrilled to be able to participate in the startup weekend concept and look forward to helping women entrepreneurs on their journey, helping them incorporate the right way and throughout their business lifecycle.
What advice do you have for TSW: Women participants?
CT is encouraging all participants to share a picture of themselves with their craft on Twitter @CTCorporation with #ShareYourCraft. Stop by our booth at the weekend to learn more about CT and get a surprise treat Saturday night. Also, we will be giving away 3 incorporation packages to the top 3 teams at TSW:Women!