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Piranha Pond Pitch Party

  • 12 Sep 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA
Entrepreneurship is flourishing in Southern New England! 

Come join your entrepreneurial colleagues for an exciting meeting of networking and learning at an upcoming Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF). Piranha Pond Pitch Party At the Piranha Pond, Entrepreneurs seeking funding have a 5-minute opportunity to convince a panel of Investors to give them the money. 

The next Piranha Pond Pitch Party is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Southern New England Enterprise Forum Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, 151 Martine Street, Fall River. 

What is the Piranha Pond? It is a "pitch party" where a select group of entrepreneurs has up to 5 minutes to convince a panel of investors to meet with them to discuss funding their ventures. Using a format similar to the popular television show Shark Tank, our investors provide feedback to the entrepreneurs about their presentations and companies, and information to all about why they decide to be "In" or "Out." If they are "In" they will meet with the Entrepreneur at a later time to discuss their company. If they are "Out" there is no interest at this time. Again, the investor lets us know why they will not move forward with the presenter. 

IMPORTANT: For this event, we are seeking companies that are beyond the idea or "napkin" stage, preferably with revenue or a working prototype. The ideal company will have raised funds from friends, family, and/or grants such as SBIR's. If the company's product is a software or SAAS product, it should be in beta testing or later.

Please register as a presenter or attendee here: http://www.piranhapond.com/

Discussion Panelists 

Dr. Steven Bondonaro

Chief Scientist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Northeast Tech Bridge Regional Director

Alf Carroll 

Alf Carroll is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) where he specializes in new technology program insertion.

Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Leslie-Ann McGee

Asst. Director for the Consortium of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Jerry Sgobbo

Co-Founder at Dive Technologies, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 


UMass Dartmouth

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

Contact us at info@socoeco.org
Office: +1 (508) 999-8056

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