Pitchfest: Where Great Ideas Go to Die

Pitch competitions are like theater plays: There is a stage, there are actors who are given more or less prescriptive roles to act based upon, there is an audience, there are different acts, and some will get special acknowledgments in the end. But is this type of performance really the best way to determine which entrepreneurs have potential? And what do the entrepreneurs actually get out of it?

Creative Startups CEO Alice Loy and Lead Faculty Lena Ramfelt make the case for a new type of pitchfest— one based in dialogue and mentorship instead of competition.

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