Columbia University

Technology Ventures

1st Pitch Life Science: "Coached Competition"

April 26, 2018
Carson Auditorium - Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY

Overview: Have you ever wanted to know how great startup companies have evolved, developed, and improved their pitching skills? In their new format, two or three companies will receive coaching from a Mid Atlantic Bio Angels investor prior to competing at the live 1st Pitch event. Their pre-coaching pitch will be recorded and later presented to the audience, just prior to their “new and improved” live pitch. After the presentations, a panel of the coaches and the entrepreneurs will take questions, while the audience votes on “Best in Show”. This new format will allow audience members to see what areas the companies improved on and how they were able to make a more effective pitch. The 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “Meet with Investors” roundtable discussion, between 4:30 – 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.


4:30-5:30pm: “Meet with Investors” Roundtable

5:30pm: Registration, Networking, and Poster Session

6:00 – 8:00pm: Program

8:00 – 8:30pm: Networking

Sponsor: 1st Pitch Life Science is organized by Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA), 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. 

To present or sponsor, please email