Pitch Fridays 

Pitch Fridays is a platform that connects businesses and entrepreneurs with investors and service providers. The program arranges pitch sessions in which entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to relevant investors to pursue growth capital, and access to networks, partners, and services.

Objectives 

  • Bridge the gap between businesses, investors, and service providers.
  • Secure growth capital, network, and services for businesses to scale up.
  • Enhance the entrepreneurial environment.
  • Take stock of businesses and investors for further follow-ups when synergistic opportunities surface.

The Process 

  • Sign Up for Pitch Fridays
    Businesses and entrepreneurs can sign up for a Pitch Friday session through the form available here. The form requests information about the business across seven sections. Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed and accurate information. Insufficient and less detailed information might result to lower chances in the screening step.
  • Screening
    The True North Associates (TNA) team will go over submissions and reach out to investors whose interests align with the business which could also include TNA itself. A virtual pitch session will be organized after investors have been on-boarded.
  • Call for Pitch Friday Session
    Applicants will be informed about the pitch session organized for them a few days prior to the event. They can also be asked to furnish more information, re-structure their pitch-deck, etc during this time.
  • Pitch Friday Event
    During the pitch event, the businesses will get to present their case to investors following the format as specified below.

     

    • 10 minutes for their personal introductions
    • 20 minutes for the business pitch
    • 30 minutes for Question and Answer session
  • Follow-Ups
    The TNA team will get in touch with the businesses if investment interest is expressed by any of the investor audience. TNA will also facilitate the entire process for both parties if so required. The follow-ups will not be limited to investment opportunities. It could also involve further pitch events for a different set of investors, to communicate opportunities other than investment, or to keep in touch with business’ development.

Companies that have Pitched 

Sajilotrip is an online travel agency aspiring to make travel easier. It allows the end-users to browse, discover, plan, and book hotel rooms and tickets, make vehicle rentals and buy tour packages with ease.

Basobaas.com offers a platform that helps property buyers, sellers and investors make smart data-driven decisions.

Bhoj is a one-stop mobile app where users can order food from their favorite restaurants and get it delivered to their home or office. It also offers grocery delivery, dine-in deals, takeaways, in-app wallet and more.

WatchNep.com is an entertainment platform that lets users curate videos and promotes content creators delivering the best content to its viewers.

Offering happiness is ‘Nepal’s Largest Gifting Platform’ delivering gifts, flowers, cakes, experiences and surprise packages.