It was speed pitching on steroids Wednesday night as a group of die-hard startup junkies packed into the basement of the TechStars headquarters for the Lean Startup Seattle meetup. A mind-numbing array of thirty startup companies pitched their wares, but at the end of the day only one could be champ.
The event started with 15-second pitches from the entrepreneurs — including one very creative haiku from Chewsy co-founder Chaitanya Sareen. (Not sure what to eat? Chewsy shows you dish reviews. Download the free app!)
Fifteen seconds isn’t a lot of time to pitch a business, so the haiku route was an exceptional idea.
Here’s a look at the 11 finalists, chosen by a judging panel of venture capitalists Lucinda Stewart, Michelle Goldberg, Greg Gottesman and Andy Sack. We know the winner, but we’re not saying yet as we’d like to know which is your favorite of the one-minute pitches.
So, now’s your time to sound off. Which pitch did you like the best?