I am excited to have been selected to present at the Pipeline Pitch Summit in San Francisco! Matter is one of ten selected companies [from fifty applicants] to present to 10 women investors at Golden Gate University.
Dec. 7, each entrepreneur had time for a 5 minute pitch presentation with 15 minutes of follow up Q & A. This was my first pitch and am honored for this to have been the first! More on Pipeline here.
All ten of the selected businesses were required to be at least 50% women owned and the female founder had to present. The group of entrepreneurs was both diverse and impressive, I'm honored to have been selected.
A huge thank you to two of my board members that helped me fulfill the requirements for business analysis in the quick turnaround time - Gerard Cox & Jon Atkinson, a special thank you! It was great to get a leg up on this, it accelerated our timeline to complete and we are closer to ready for more pitches in the future.
While in SF, I stopped into Rare Device to check on the Birdies. Funnily, while I popped in a woman was buying a BirdSoap at the register when I went up to inquire about a product in the shop. I introduced myself in surprise & she was quite delighted, she took my picture with her bird : )
I had some extra time on Saturday so was really glad to finally make it to the California Academy of Arts & Sciences, this is a shot of the Living Roof, which I adore. It is planted with all native Californian plants, I overheard one of the guides mentioning to a tourgroup. LOVE it.
It was also a pleasure to visit with my dear friends Anne & Lauren, we all worked together at Kohler back in the day. They were so kind to lend me this awesome steed to bike around local stylee. I really appreciated the bike lanes that are ubiquitous & so well planned in SF, NOLA is getting there but has a ways to go.
ps - one of my fave pics from the trip, 'A Bobcat from Wisconsin' - taken at Buena Vista park