It has been a couple of wonderful and intense weeks here at Startupbootcamp Haifa and we cannot wait to tell you about it!
Sushi Venture Partners chairman Paul-Rene Albertini has visited the program and held one to one sessions with each team, covering rogress thus far, tackling big issues faced by each team and making connections now that we set forward toward the launch of products by almost all the teams.
Afte rthe intense one week visit which was packed with meetings we moved on to get some insights from the leading VC Canaan Partners, represented by associate Gil Canaani (and no, he is not the owner 😀 ). Hosted at the beautiful GKH offices in Azrieli towers, Gil gave us an his and Canaan Partners view of what’s important in the VC presentation, but also his insights from his experience of what matters when assesing and working with entrepreneurs. Canaan Partners have a wonderful guide resource for bulding your pitch for a VC (link).
Of course getting funded is not the end of the story, you still need to get publicity somehow, right? Correct!
So the next session was with Roi Carthy, the man who is covering Israeli startups for Techcrunch. Roi gave the teams his tips and intake on what it means nowadays to be covered by Techcrunch, and what are the todo’s and don’t do’s for getting his attention. At the end of the day it comes down to: have a strategy for what you’d like to get from the coverage, be nice!, and have something interesting to write about (a round usually makes a startup interesting in addition to its technology).
As we approach the demo day we’ll have more sessions about getting funded and we’ll work on the pitch for the final day!