The apparent “we have money, bow before us” dichotomy continues.
So, apparently there's an event in New England where Venture Capitalists go and ski and entrepreneurs can pitch to them if their lucky enough to be on the same ski lift.
The VCs wear one type of ski bib, and entrepreneurs wear another.
Happy times for the VCs, annoying times for the startup guys who must go but have no guaranteed face time - just the chance that they might.
Sure it means you've got to have your elevator pitch down pat, and there are some organised events with “best pitch on the slopes” type fun things.
Well, fun if your the VC.
Sweating buckets if you're the entrepreneur taking time away from building a product on the off-chance that you'll get face time on a chair-lift with the VC on a jolly.
Without entrepreneurs, VC wouldn't have jobs. Show them a tad more respect.
Oh, and I don't Ski. Got time for me in the lodge bar?