How to Qualify

How do startups qualify?

Startup Criteria

  • Disruptive and innovative ideas.
  • Companies seeking Angel funding - $100K - $500K
  • Have something built (Code, proof of concept, prototype, MVP).
  • Show a unique selling point and strong business model.
  • Show customer traction or customer validation (letter of intent or in revenue).
  • Have a good pitch deck.
  • Must be able to cover content in a 5 minute pitch.
  • Companies should tell a story and include the problem they are solving.
  • Pitch Deck should not be more than 12 slides. Check out some MUST HAVE slides here.

Pitch Deck Should Be In Powerpoint Format And Should Include

  • Company Introduction
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Product
  • Market
  • Competition
  • Traction
  • Marketing and Sales Strategy
  • Operational Plan
  • Team Founders and Roles

How To Get Started

  • Complete a Gust online application 30 days prior to a Pitch Club event.
  • Complete scheduled meeting or phone call with assigned mentor.