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Founder_Hotseat_splashThink you’ve got a great startup idea or pitch? Want to get live feedback from a startup expert whose done it before?

Of course, you do. Here’s your chance to find out if your idea can withstand the brunt of Adeo Ressi, the outspoken Silicon Valley entrepreneur and leader of the Founder Institute.

Join us for the GeekWire Founder Hotseat Webinar, taking place right here on Thursday, October 17th at noon Pacific. This is a live, interactive session designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback on their startup ideas. During this exclusive online event, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo live on screen, and get his instant feedback on where they can improve.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, fill out this form. The best ideas will be invited on screen at noon tomorrow.

Even if you don’t want to pitch, come on back to GeekWire to join as a spectator and watch the action unfold.

geekwirepitch111Even better, the best pitch during the event, as judged by Adeo, will receive one of the coveted Startup Demo Zone slots at next Friday’s big Startup Day event in Seattle (a $550 value). They’ll also earn the “GeekWire Pitch Fellowship,” allowing the entrepreneur to enroll for free in a Founder Institute program of their choice ($1,000 value).

Who is Adeo Ressi?

Adeo Ressi
Adeo Ressi

Well, you may best know him as the CEO of the Founder Institute, the startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program. But Adeo also is the creator of, a controversial site that serves as an exclusive community for entrepreneurs to rate and review venture capitalists.

He’s started and helped build eight companies over the years, including Game Trust which was acquired by RealNetworks in 2007. Adeo is regarded as an expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired and Fortune.

We’re looking forward to hosting this event with Adeo tomorrow at noon. So, what do you say startuppers? Got the entrepreneurial chops to win this competition? Sign up here if you do!

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