Pitch at Start Norfolk 3 – Third Time’s the Charm

Silicon Anchor News, the online port for entrepreneurship, innovation and startups in Norfolk / Virginia Beach (USA), just announced Start Norfolk 3, an event bringing together individuals of different mind and skill sets, entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, designers, business people and everything in-between, with the goal of building a viable startup over a weekend.

Join Start Norfolk 3 at the Innovation Research Park at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, on March 22-24, 2013.

Previous Start Norfolk companies have been featured in Tech CrunchForbesInc.VentureBeat and DEMO. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up to consider investing, pitch an idea, join a team as a designer, branding expert, developer or engineer, observe and/or cheer for teams and absorb the enthusiasm. Register Now for Start Norfolk 3! (Early Bird ends February 1, 2013)

Building The Future

Start Norfolk 3 is a weekend-long event to bring together the Mid-Atlantic region's best and brightest to build companies to create jobs, generate awareness and change the world. Whether you have an idea to pitch, showcase your developer or designer skills, or you just want to learn as much as you can during the week, Start Norfolk has something for everyone.

The Pitch

Make it Good. Because you only have 60 seconds, no props, no slides, just a good 'ole pitch. Keep it simple:

  • Who are you?
  • What is the problem you are addressing?
  • How are you going to fix it?
  • What do you need?

More than Just the Pitch

At StartNorfolk 3, you can pitch your business idea. Like what you heard? Then you can join a team of developers, designers, engineers, marketers, SEO Wizards and many more for the idea you liked best. You can also meet those in the local startup community, listen to high quality speakers, meet over 30 successful mentors and have an awesome time, all while learning how to improve your own business or helping you gain the confidence you need to start one.

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xTuple is a proud sponsor of Start Norfolk

Missy Schmidt

Vice President Marketing

Since early 2012, Missy has directed marketing for xTuple business management software, including the global user conference, inbound and outbound content marketing, lead generation, sales campaigns, website design and digital strategies. She has ties to the business and economic development, startup and entrepreneurial communities in Virginia and nationally. Prior to joining xTuple, Missy was VP of strategic communication and marketing for Hampton Roads Partnership, a public-private corporation that worked to improve the region's economy within the international marketplace. Before that, Missy spent 25+ in sales, including product development, within the industries of telecommunications, retail, industrial food service, government contracting, contract packaging and manufacturing. Missy holds a B.S. from James Madison University. She and her husband, Bert, who is president and CEO of WHRO Public Media, reside in the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk.