Congratulations on being selected to participate in the global Startup Showcase at eMerge Americas on April 20-21, 2023!  eMerge Americas wants to help you take your company to the next level.  Are you prepared to conquer our challenge?eMerge Americas has arranged an exclusive opportunity for you and your team to work with The Venture Mentoring Team (VMT) to fine-tune your presentation and ensure its maximum impact. 

The Venture Mentoring Team (thevmt.org) is the premier mentoring organization for startups with over 200 experienced and certified mentors and the startup mentoring partner of eMerge Americas. Your preparation sessions are provided to you at no cost, and we highly recommend that you leverage this opportunity for your benefit. Further, select startups will be invited to apply to The Venture Mentoring Team’s startup accelerator program, where accepted applicants receive ongoing startup mentoring to help your organization achieve your objectives.

The VMT is offering 1-hour Zoom pitch preparation sessions starting March 13 and continuing until eMerge Americas 2023 commences. This will allow you to have one weekly session for the five weeks before the Startup Showcase. In these sessions, you will practice presenting your 4-minute pitch and work with the mentors to refine your visual aids and pitch script.

Pro-Tip: During these sessions, the mentors will provide the judging criteria for the Showcase presentations and help ensure you hit all the essential points. Also, many of these mentors will be your judges at the Showcase, so this is a chance for you to start making impressions with them now.

Starting this week and continuing every Friday, we will send you a signup form to reserve your session with a VMT Mentor.  Sessions are first-come-first-serve, and you may only book one session per week. Mentors are offering these times from their very full schedules, and it is imperative that you show up to your session on time and fully prepared.

Sign up now to meet with a mentor during Week 1 of 5: March 13 - 17.