ROCKSTART KICKS OFF ROCKSTART ACADEMY WITH INTENSIVE PITCH WORKSHOP

'Pressure cooker workshops' to teach essential startup skills

21 JUNE 2012, AMSTERDAM
Summary
Rockstart introduces Rockstart Academy, a series of intensive one-day workshops to quickly teach essential startup skills to early stage entrepreneurs. Rockstart Academy works with an international pool of top professionals and it offers entrepreneurs short, energetic sessions to apply the skills they need to their own business.

ROCKSTART KICKS OFF ROCKSTART ACADEMY WITH INTENSIVE PITCH WORKSHOP

'Pressure cooker workshops' to teach essential startup skills

 

AMSTERDAM, 21 JUNE 2012- Rockstart introduces Rockstart Academy, a series of intensive one-day workshops to quickly teach essential startup skills to early stage entrepreneurs. Rockstart Academy works with an international pool of top professionals and it offers entrepreneurs short, energetic sessions to apply the skills they need to successfully run their own business.

Rockstart Academy opens next month with the hands-on "Perfect Pitching" workshop by Beth Susanne, a renown Silicon Valley pitch coach, on July 13 in Amsterdam. Susanne helped entrepreneurs from 34 countries to raise investments op to 1,3 billion EUR. After taking this workshop, the startup entrepreneur will be able to successfully pitch his idea to investors, clients, and partners.

ACCELERATOR LEARNINGS

The Rockstart Academy workshops are inspired by the Rockstart Accelerator, the successful coaching program, in which 10 international startups master all aspects of new entrepreneurs in 100 days. Inspired by this practical experience, Rockstart offers one-day intensive workshops to startup entrepreneurs who underwrite the business advantage of a professional pitch.


"GREAT BOOST"
Beth Susanne's methodology offers entrepreneurs theory and practice. Earlier this year, Rockstart and Microsoft BizSpark organized "The Next Web Prep Day", led by Beth Susanne. She helped 13 teams improve their pitch and make it stage-ready for an impressive jury, including Amazon's Werner Vogels and Alexis Ohanian of Reddit. Award-winner Timan Rebel ascribed his success to the pitch workshop of Beth. "Beth touched upon points I had to improve, and she told me the things from my pitch to take out and leave out. This gave a great boost to my pitch. I encourage every entrepreneur to take this unique opportunity and benefit from Beth's expertise."

Rockstart Academy welcomes entrepreneurs from all countries. Starting in July 2012, Rockstart Academy offers a new workshop every month. The first workshop on 13 July 2012 is offered at an introductory price of € 123,- (regular price € 250,-). Limited seats available. Tickets are available now at rockstartacademy.eventbrite.com

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
Gregor Noltes (gregor@rockstart.com) or call +31 (0)6 4269 5410 


About Rockstart

Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with a goal to support startups the first 1,000 days of existence. Since then Rockstart has become the specialist in building entire innovation ecosystems around specific domains—such as Digital Health and Smart Energy. Rockstart is actively building up entrepreneurial infrastructures around the world with its acceleration verticals, as well as early-stage startup programs, Rockstart Impact and Rockstart Launchtrack. Since the inception, Rockstart has invested in 108 startups across 11 programs and supported them in their journey to raise more than €45 million and hire more than 600 people. Rockstart is an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better.

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