When you’re a startup on a budget, free publicity can be hard to come by. But TechCrunch wants to put the little guy in the lime light (at least for 60 seconds), and that’s just what we do during the TC Radio Pitch-off.
Each Tuesday, John Biggs and I host a radio show on Sirius XM Insight 121, and the last half of each episode is dedicated to the TC Radio Pitch-Off.
Five companies get exactly one minute to pitch their startup live. We bring in a successful entrepreneur or interesting VC to be a guest judge, and after a short Q&A with the companies, we make a final decision over the winner on the air.
There are a few rules and regulations when it comes to the Pitch-Off, so if you want to learn if you are eligible or find out how to apply, just keep reading:
1. You must have a product that is available to general users. No sign-up pages or pre-orders with a TBD ship date. There must be a link we can give to listeners/readers where they can access your product, service, what have you.
2. You must be an early stage company. If you have raised a Series A or later, you are disqualified. Bootstrapped or seed stage startups are welcome.
3. You must be able to pitch your product with your words only.
4. You must be able to operate a telephone.
It’s going to be a hoot!
Each week, TechCrunch Radio will air Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ET with a replay at 6:00 pm PT, drive time for both coasts, on Sirius XM Insight, channel 121, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. Subscribers will also be able to listen via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at siriusxm.com.