#UberPITCH, a success never seen before!
On April 7, lucky entrepreneurs spent 15 minutes in the backseat of an Uber pitching their ideas and projects to Quebec’s top investors. With over 12,000 requests in just 4 hours, UberPITCH was a huge success! Here are some testimonials from these entrepreneurs and investors:
“Despite being a bit nervous about pitching my business to an impressive stranger, the entire experience was very positive! Mr. Poirier was friendly, receptive and patient (I ended up telling my story in French, which was not what I’d prepared for). He already knew a lot about my industry and after just a few minutes gave me some great advice.
I left the Uber with the confidence and energy to pitch my business over and over again to anyone who will listen! The class given by District 3 the night before was very helpful, not only for the purpose of my 15 minutes with Luc Poirier, but also for promoting my business in the future. I feel very fortunate to have been a pioneer in this creative initiative!”
– Kristi de Bonville, Le Kitchen
“I found the UberPITCH initiative very well organized, you just have to look at Twitter to see the number of people who wanted to get a car! It was a very positive experience for me, I had good discussions with entrepreneurs.
The pitches yesterday were similar to those I’ve heard during my participation in Dans l’oeil du dragon, UberPITCH clearly has the potential for a very good TV show! I think Uber did its part for entrepreneurship yesterday.“
– François Lambert, ex Dragon and Managing Partner Impulse Capital
“If I had to summarize my UberPITCH experience in one word, I would say AWESOME! I had the chance to meet passionate visionaries, and many qualified business opportunities. It’s a privilege for me to advise these young entrepreneurs. I was pleasantly surprised by the project’s diversity and by the background of these idea-makers.
I will definitely follow up with some entrepreneurs to help them even more. I hope to be part of the next UberPITCH edition!“
– Dany Vachon, ex Dragon and Co-Founder Winner4Life
“UberPITCH allowed me to see the potential of businesses that are not usually on my radar. It was a great way to democratize the fund raising process, which often seems far from entrepreneurs reality.
Personally, I’ve enjoyed being able to share my experience with people who have companies different from those I currently work with. I was able to give back to the startup community, while receiving new ideas. It’s really rewarding to meet people wanting to have a positive impact on the world.“
– Alexandre Shee, investor
“This was an awesome experience! Getting an UberPITCH was quite challenging due to the huge demand in Montreal. I went on a 15-minute ride with François Lambert. Pitched my idea. He told me it was a great one. He could see the need and the value. Then he gave me specific advice as to how, as an investor, he would tweak parts of the business model, and it made sense to me. So we’re moving on with the project, revising our plans for our future launch.”
– Frederic Moreau, GAB Café
“I was surprised by the number of requests, and impressed by the entrepreneurs’ preparation and their speech effectiveness. They took UberPITCH seriously and really played the game, even if it was not obvious to pitch in the backseat of a car. It was super cool!“
– Edouard Gaussen, Analyst White Star
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