Week 14 – Week of the Demo day
Despite the fact that Monday was Queen’s birthday all of the teams were in the office. An investment duo from Silicon Valley were in the town and we were pitching our solutions to them. It was a great opportunity to get feedback from Steve Meller and Larry Howell. Even startups from Silicon Valley rarely get the opportunity to pitch to such high-profile investors.
After Monday, we continued to push hard and prepare for the Demo day. Our conversations with the main sponsor showed us that we need to be well prepared for the Demo day. One of the best decision was to make brochures to hand out on the day.
We started to make them on Tuesday evening. We bought some thicker paper, put together content and design. Around midnight we were back in the office to print them out and make sure that everything is perfect. Just before printing out, we remembered that none of the native English speakers has read through the brochure. We quickly checked Facebook and Slack, but all our friends were already sleeping. The blessing came from our office dish fairy (a history student) – who showed up like a miracle at 00:30, looked through the brochure, changed some wording and gave us the confidence that the brochure will be of an acceptable quality.
On Wednesday we had a quick visit to the Embassy Theatre. We walked around the venue, got to know some valuable information and just familiarised ourselves with space. It gave us confidence for the day and reassured that everything will be taken care of on the day – nothing to worry about.
Read more about how the Demo day went on our next post.