Pitching ain't easy: Robert Neivert of 500 Startups on how to grab & keep your audience's attention

Pitching ain't easy: Robert Neivert of 500 Startups on how to grab & keep your audience's attention

We're thrilled to have the opportunity this week to learn about pitching directly from Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups. Robert is in Taipei for BIG Camp and Mosa Conference, so we got a front-row seat to his Sunday morning workshop on how to deliver a memorable pitch. Here are some key highlights from Robert's talk

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One of Asia's coolest startup projects is bringing 12 startups to #TCDisrupt

One of Asia's coolest startup projects is bringing 12 startups to #TCDisrupt

On August 24, Taiwan startups took to the ROCK the MIC stage at Taiwan Startup Stadium to pitch their way to TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Judges from TechCrunch500 StartupsCherubic Ventures, and Taiwan Startup Stadium heard 59 pitches in total, with each team only given 2 minutes to shine without the use of slides or a product demo. After nearly two hours of deliberation, 12 winners were chosen.

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ROCK the MIC in Review: 29 great Taiwan startups, 4 winners headed to Hong Kong!

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Last week, Taiwan Startup Stadium welcomed more than two dozen Taiwan-based startups at ROCK the MIC, a fast-paced event during which teams presented their products for just 2 minutes for the chance to join TSS at RISE Conference in Hong Kong. A total of 29 teams pitched, including 3 teams remotely presenting via video, and we got to see some amazing products built right here in Taiwan. Each of the winning team won:

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And the winners are...

Phone Doctor Plus, presented by Ryan Cheng

UXTesting, presented by Aldrich Huang

Loopd Smart Badge, presented by Allen Houng

Ghosta Helmet, presented by Fenix Hsu

It was tough choosing from so many fantastic teams, and we wish we could take them all to RISE to show off how awesome Taiwan startups really are! However, you can still check out this Slideshare to find out more about all of the teams presenting, including our 4 winners!

PS: If you're headed to RISE Conference next week, be sure to stop by the Taiwan Startup Stadium booth and say hello! We'll be live tweeting throughout the event, so don't forget to follow us @startup_stadium!