March 2011. SmartCamp – 6 Min Pitch. Smart traffic systems. We have set ourselves the challenge of changing the way the world works. Smart energy grids. Smart food systems. Smart healthcare. Smart water management. Smart supply chains. Smart regions. Smart cities.
Smart energy grids
Smart food systems
Smart water management
Smart supply chains
Think big, think different
Steve Jobs Jeff Bezos Henry Ford Thomas Watson
Music\Media Commerce Transport Information Tech
Stockholm – Online water protection analysis (China\India)
Boston – Anti counterfeit for medicines (Nigeria)
Tel Aviv - Smart grid for the enterprise (Global)
UK – ‘Fingers of the internet’ (Spain\US)
Silicon Valley – Smart parking (US)
Silicon Valley - Connected healthcare (US)
Paris – Scientific image sharing platform (France\CH\UK)
Copenhagen – Monitoring platform for tanks and silos (EU)
Examples: SmartCamp Companies 2010
We are looking for entrepreneurs with global ambitions who are helping
to build a Smarter Planet – early stage companies who are potential candidates
for top tier venture funding.
The following useful background and context information
As part of the selection process we require a short 6 min video presentation
The presentation needs to cover the following areas:
Be sure to focus on how this aligns with the Smarter Planet vision. Be sure to focus
on progress you have made to date (what you have achieved). You should spend no more than 1
min on each of the topics above. Ideally aim to video record both yourself and the presentation
(or just yourself if not using slides). The video should be uploaded to a site like Youtube or Vimeo.
Short, Simple, Memorable: “What, How, Why.”
Max 3 key words / phrases, 2 sentences.
What is The Problem? Make it Obvious.
Who has it? How Many? How do you know?
Stats, examples, research, links.
Describe why your Solution makes customers very happy
Does it better, different than anyone else
Describe Top 1-3 Revenue Sources
Prioritize by Size, Growth, and/or Potential
Cite current market activity / customer behavior as proof
Smile. It’s ok to have fun when you pitch
As our friend Nic Brisbourne (http://bit.ly/fn9vRI) says ‘ Pitch me like I’m your best friend’