StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley

Sponsored by: Pillsbury Law

7/12/2017 • 6 - 8:30 PM

Pillsbury Law
2550 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum and Band of Angels


Scott Saslow, Angel Investor

Akhil Saklecha, General Partner at Artiman Ventures

Suzanne Andrews, Ecosystem Builder; Founding Partner, Wingpact

Venktesh Shukla, General Partner, Monta Vista Capital

Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

If you would like to pitch use this link:

Register to pitch

If you would like to be on "pitch stand-by" or in general attendance use this link:

Register for general attendance and pitch standby

We’ll give you guidelines for your elevator pitch! We’ll give you coaching! We’ll give you investors! You do the rest! AND it won’t cost you thousands of dollars.

When you get in front of investors don’t WASTE your valuable time..OR THEIRS!

Many entrepreneurs haven’t refined their “What it is we do” statement enough. Most of the time in front of investors is devoted to uncovering what the business does. We can help you with that.

Many entrepreneurs don’t disclose valuable information about the pain point they are addressing, their team, or their background. We can help you with that.

Attend our coaching session! PREPARE TO PITCH to investors.

Not ready to pitch just yet, come listen and learn.

If you are interested in serving on a Pitch or Workshop panel please contact Luis Alvira, Program Manager.


Coaching: 5:00-6:00 PM
Doors Open: 6PM
Program: 6:30-8:30 PM
Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks included

VC Taskforce Members
Affiliate Organization Members
General Admission
(If space is available, door registration is an additional $10)

Space is limited, register early!

If you would like to pitch, please use this registration link:

Register to pitch

If you would like to be on "pitch stand-by" or in general attendance, use this registration link:

Register for general attendance and pitch standby


Please note: the VC Taskforce pitch registration process has changed.

The 10 guaranteed pitch-slot tickets are automatically filled and confirmed during registration on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as the additional 4 ‘no guarantee’ Standby pitch tickets. Pitch slots go quickly, so register early.

If you have questions about the program, pitching, or would like to receive feedback on your elevator pitch before the event contact program manager Luis Alvira.

For More Information

For event information on this or any other event, tickets, membership information or more, contact June Riley at VC Taskforce.


VC Taskforce™ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies.

Contact Us

For additional information, please get in touch:

June Riley
CEO, VC Taskforce