Columbia University

Technology Ventures


March 18, 2019
Davis Auditorium
Columbia University
530 W 120th St
New York, New York 10027

Have you ever wanted to know how great startup companies have evolved, developed, and improved their pitching skills?

In this recently introduced, and evolving format, three or four companies will receive coaching from MABA investors prior to competing at the live 1stPitch event. After each presentation, the entrepreneur will answer a few brief questions and several of the coaches will provide feedback on the pitch. There will be a Q&A session with the companies and coaches in the end, while the audience votes on “Best in Show”.

Please note that the "Best in Show" winner must compete in the "Best of the Best" event in New York City at the end of the year.

Are you ready to improve your pitch? If so, please download and fill out an application form from and submit it to Deadline: Feb. 25, 2019.

The 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “Meet with Investors” roundtable discussion, between 5:00 – 5:30pm for academics and entrepreneurs. The investors at the roundtable will discuss the investment process, things to do and to avoid, and things investors look for in an investment opportunity. Please select the "yes" for roundtable option during checkout should you like to attend.

1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), (, a NY-based life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.