St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) November 16, 2015
St. Louis, UberPITCH Is Arriving Now
Ferguson 1000 teams up with Uber to Connect St. Louis Minority Entrepreneurs to Venture Capital Investors
Entrepreneurs, inventors, and self-starters – the big break is arriving now! Now that uberX is up and running in St. Louis, Uber is teaming up with local investors to deliver St. Louisans the opportunity to pitch their business ideas with venture capital investors on-demand. On Friday, November 20th, from 12pm to 2pm, St. Louis entrepreneurs can request UberPITCH and be connected with the opportunity to pitch their startup idea over a 15-minute meeting with a venture capital investor who can help make that passion a reality. All UberPITCH rides are free.
“Dozens of young entrepreneurs in Ferguson and the entire St. Louis region are getting their plans finalized and their pitches ready,” said Dr. Lance McCarthy, Co-Founder of Ferguson 1000. “UberPITCH is great way to bridge communities and make connections in a new and innovative way.” Ferguson 1000 research arm has shown there is a significant lack of equity capital for minority businesses nationwide, this initiative will help increase capital by showing great ROI to investors.
“St. Louis has a strong start-up scene and we are proud to be part of it,” said Sagar Shah, Uber St. Louis General Manager. “UberPITCH is a fun way to encourage and facilitate local entrepreneurship to keep driving the next generation of business leaders in St. Louis.”
How It Works
Uber app must be installed
On Friday, November 20, from 12pm to 2pm, anyone can request PITCH through the app.
Ferguson 1000 will have exclusive rides with investors from 11 am to 12 pm.
If a business idea is approved and connected a car with an investor inside will arrive to the person with the business idea
Those that pitch will have 15 minutes to pitch the idea or startup
If interested, an investor will follow up with the business after the pitch
All UberPITCH rides will be free
Ferguson 1000 will host a " How to Pitch to an Investor:" Workshop.
Wednesday November 18
6:30 pm T Rex Building
911 Washington, 5th Floor
St. Louis Mo, 63101
Ferguson 1000 will host a Breakfast Business Investor Discussion
Friday November 20
10:00 am Drakes Restaurant
701 S Florissant,
Ferguson , Mo 63135
11:00 am Uber Pitch RIdes Start
There will be six cars toting venture capitalists, each ready to dig into St. Louisans’ ideas.
To learn more and to register please contact VFerguson1000(at)gmail(dot)com
Launched in 2010, Uber gives people the power to push a button and get a ride. On uberX, Uber’s low-cost option, driver-partners use their private cars to give rides in their spare time. Every ride is covered with a $1 million dollar commercial liability policy; every driver has been thoroughly screened by a comprehensive background check. Learn more at Uber.com.
ABOUT FERGUSON 1000
Ferguson 1000 Jobs aims to bring together some of the St. Louis area’s largest employers to give St. Louis area residents — especially those in Ferguson — job training, business development, and employment opportunities. Ferguson 1000 has a special initiative to grow minority businesses especially those in technology The organization was founded by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence.