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TAP-IN’s Reverse Pitch

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:30 PM // The Alliance Center, Denver

This event is free and open to the public, but please register. Beverages and lite bites will be provided.

The Keynote Speaker

Katie WallaceNew Belgium Brewing’s Director of Social & Environmental Responsibility, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Check out her TEDx Talk to learn more about her passions and work.

Who’s Pitching?

Kevin Buecher // Coldwell Banker
Marcie Bidwell // Mountain Studies Institute
Steven E Farabaugh // Isle Utilities
Lyle Whitney // Aurora Water

Why should I attend?

These four pitch-ers will share their real-world, water-related challenges with the live audience – inviting them to be part of the problem-solving process. These are complex challenges of technology, design, product, platform, process, application, service, policy, or regulation. And, we need a mix of collaborators  who can help connect people to people and to resources to tackle the challenges. These challenges won’t be solved in an evening, but TAP-IN’s goal is to help break down silos, create space for new ways of thinking, cultivate creative partnerships, and expose barriers to change.

Who should attend?

Tackling challenges takes more than just a good idea – it takes people from diverse backgrounds and sectors who bring fresh perspectives and approaches to the table. So, if you are invested in Colorado’s future and our state continuing to be a vibrant place to live, work, and play, then you have a place at TAP-IN. We want entrepreneurs, investors and funders, non-profits, public agencies, business professionals, and stakeholders in water.

What’s a reverse pitch?

TAP-IN’s Reverse Pitch puts the problem before the solution. It puts the end user before the entrepreneur (literally). It puts the partnership before the product.

In contrast to traditional pitches where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and products to potential investors and customers, a reverse pitch puts end users (customers) in front of the community to pitch their specific challenges (a “problem pitch”), equipping those listening with valuable insight into real needs, while revealing potential open markets looking for entrepreneurial solutions.

Learn more by checking out the pitches from the three events in 2017 here and the 2017 Opportunities Report.