#UberPITCH Coming to Orlando
Coming up with a great idea is hard. Creating a business plan, designing a prototype, and testing the market is even tougher. Securing enough funding to take your startup from idea to full-fledged reality can feel nearly impossible.
This Friday, November 13, local Orlando entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to achieve their dreams of funding—all at the touch of a button. Uber is partnering with Florida Funders to launch UberPITCH, which will connect participating riders with the some of the most successful venture capitalists in Orlando.
Between 11am and 3pm, riders who successfully complete a request using the ORLANDOPITCH option will be picked up by Uber and have 15 minutes to pitch their idea or business to the prospective investor already in the car. After the 15 minutes are up, the rider will be dropped off back at their original pickup location. Oh, and the entire ride will have been absolutely free!
So practice your #UberPITCH, get your game face on, and take a look at the details below to get your once-in-a-lifetime shot at securing the funding your startup needs.
HOW IT WORKS
- Open your Uber app, tap the Profile icon in the top left corner, and tap Promotions
- Enter promotion code ORLANDOPITCH
- Request a ride in the now-available “ORLANDOPITCH” option on Friday, November 13, between 11am-3pm
- If successful, you will be picked up by Uber with an investor inside the vehicle and have 15 minutes to pitch your idea. After the 15 minutes are up, you will be dropped back off at the original pickup location
- Demand is expected to be very high, so participants are encouraged to keep requesting
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