100 episodes

Take a seat at the table as previously closed conversations between investors and entrepreneurs are opened to the public. Understand how startups pitch their companies, how venture capitalists ask their questions and then stay as the hosts of the show unpack the conversation. Listen in as venture capitalists analyze the companies and then decide at the end whether YOU would invest or not. See what it takes to get to YES!

Draper Startup House is a global network of physical locations for entrepreneurs to work, visit, live and connect with an added layer of entrepreneurial education and access to venture capital.

Pitch Please Draper Startup House Accelerator

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Take a seat at the table as previously closed conversations between investors and entrepreneurs are opened to the public. Understand how startups pitch their companies, how venture capitalists ask their questions and then stay as the hosts of the show unpack the conversation. Listen in as venture capitalists analyze the companies and then decide at the end whether YOU would invest or not. See what it takes to get to YES!

Draper Startup House is a global network of physical locations for entrepreneurs to work, visit, live and connect with an added layer of entrepreneurial education and access to venture capital.

    Vae Labs: From Bursting Bottles to Raising Millions

    Vae Labs: From Bursting Bottles to Raising Millions

    Ep #100 - VAE is a pocket-sized caffeine spray designed to give you instant energy whenever you need it. Simply spray it on your tongue or energize your drink!
     
    On this episode, we are joined by the Founder and CEO of Vae Labs, Orri Bogdan. VAE was designed for those times when coffee just isn’t convenient or available. No sugars, no calories, just energy. VAE is infused with a proprietary MatchaBrew™ blend that uses the key ingredients found in matcha green tea. Studies have shown that small caffeine boosts are not only healthier, but the best way to keep you alert and focused throughout the day.
     
    In this episode, we go through the highs and lows of building an early stage business. Orri shares his challenges and wins, from selling tons of product, the bottles bursting, almost giving up and then an opportunity popping up that the team took full advantage of. Learn more and join the waitlist to order your Vae at vaelabs.com.
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Vantage Sports: Learn the Game from your Favorite College Athletes

    Vantage Sports: Learn the Game from your Favorite College Athletes

    Ep #099 - Vantage Sports is private coaching and recruiting advice from current college athletes.
     
    On this episode we are joined by the Founder of Vantage Sports, Patrick Johnson. Vantage is a marketplace that connects college athletes to paid opportunities in private coaching of youth and high school athletes. They are taking a radically different approach to NIL by connecting college athletes to the $15B Youth Sports industry. Elevate your game by training with a current college athlete. Learn more at vantagesports.com.
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 41 min
    FabuLingua: Spanish Learning for Kids through Games

    FabuLingua: Spanish Learning for Kids through Games

    Ep #098 - FabuLingua is science-backed Spanish learning for kids through stories and a fun mobile game.
    On this episode we are joined by the Founders of FabuLingua, Mark Begert and Leslie Omaña Begert. FabuLingua wants to make learning a new language more fun and accessible for children so that future generations grow up to be more open-minded, empathetic, culturally aware and better prepared to lead in an increasingly globalized world. FabuLingua teaches children Spanish based on the break-thru language acquisition science known as ‘Comprehensible Input’. FabuLingua is a beautiful language-learning app for kids based on the latest advancements in the science of second language acquisition. They combine these educational and scientific insights with mobile gaming to teach your child Spanish (and other languages coming soon!) in a way that is fun, interactive, comprehensible and compelling.
    FabuLingua is designed for children 2-10 years old. Imagine if while your kids are playing a mobile game, they could also be learning a new language. Learn more at fabulingua.com
     
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 57 min
    Exovolar: Fly Like a Superhero

    Exovolar: Fly Like a Superhero

    Ep #097 - Exovolar is empowering humans and robots to re-imagine what is possible in the sky.
     
    On this episode we are joined by the Co-founder and CTO of Exovolar, Andrea Giannini. Exovolar believes flying people and robots will be commonplace in the future. Imagine what we could do if we had the superpower of flight. Until this point, humans were constrained by gravity. Exovolar is unlocking our ability to design and perform beyond imagination. Join the Exovolar flight club waitlist and learn more at exovolar.com
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 46 min
    Captis: Social Media Built for Gamers

    Captis: Social Media Built for Gamers

    Ep #096 - Captis empowers gaming creators with the tools and social foundations to grow, be discovered and easily establish and join communities.
     
    On this episode we are joined by the Founder and CEO of Captis, Joe Slack. Captis is for every single person that is, will or wants to enter the gaming market to consume or create content. Captis removes all barriers from becoming interested in gaming to becoming a part of gaming. They connect the entire gaming universe in one place for people to easily browse and understand gaming and its communities, welcoming in an entirely new generation of gamers. When something important happens it's as simple as taking your phone out, pressing capture and hitting send to share to billions of people and friends. Learn more and join the beta at captis.app.
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    HotelsByDay: Work. Play. Stay. For the Day

    HotelsByDay: Work. Play. Stay. For the Day

    Ep #095 - HotelsByDay provides hourly daytime spaces with all the amenities of an elegant hotel: you can relax, recharge & be productive anywhere.
     
    On this episode, we are joined by the Founder of HotelsByDay, Yannis Moati. HotelsByDay adds flexibility to peoples’ schedules and generates extra revenue for hotels via rooms that would otherwise sit empty during the day. HotelsByDay’s mission is to offer memorable lodging experiences through a convenient, on-demand booking process. Visit hotelsbyday.com and use code DRAPERHOUSE10 to receive a 10% discount on your next booking. Discount valid through January 5, 2023.
     
     
    Brex is the perfect financial solution for newly founded startups looking to raise capital.  By offering credit cards, cash management, expenses, and accounting services all in one place, they help founders and their teams stay focused on what they care about most. You can open an account online in 10 minutes, and get an account number, routing number, and credit cards instantly upon approval, with no personal guarantee. Brex offers free wires/ACH payments worldwide for free and you earn up to 8x in cashback on your Brex card. With your credit, cash, and controls in one place, Brex is your financial OS. Draper Startup House companies get $1,000*, $5,000 AWS Credits, $200 via Brex Cash, expedited onboarding, & access to $150k worth of partner discounts when applying at brex.com/draperhouse.
     
    You can visit our website here, and follow Katie and Daniel on LinkedIN. Find Pitch Please on Twitter! You can also follow DSH Accelerator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Co3lin ,

Great Stories of Founders Still Early

It’s refreshing and exciting to hear people who are early in on their journey. Makes the take aways easier when they are talking about things that have just done.

Maddie Largey ,

Excellent Founder Content

Katie

Evan Kirkham ,

A Must-Listen for Startup Founders

I’m a regular listener to the Pitch Please podcast because they continue to book really interesting guests with interesting product and interesting back stories. I feel like I can really get into the head of the founders when I’m listening. Thanks for putting out such a great and consistent podcast!

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