You have five (5) minutes, is your business or product ready to pitch?   On November 30, 2012, practice your pitch, and receive feedback from Investors, the Media and Retailers.  Now is the time to practice your different business pitches, so when the opportunities happen, you are confident and ready. 

Who's Coming: 

  • Angel Investors looking for companies to invest their money & time.
  • Georgette Timoney, producer for PBS programs One-on-One with Steve Adubato and Life & Living with Joanna Gagis, and segment producer for the international live morning news program Ebru Today will be looking for potential guests for these shows during the Your Media & Marketing Pitch workshop!
  • TELEBRANDS- (As Seen on TV) wants to see as many proudcts as possible- looking for the next Big Product Hit!!!

Location:  Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park(Some GPS call it Street) Building, Room 402, Newark, NJ. 07102.  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  REGISTRATION  (Premium Members are FREE, Non-Members:  $49.99.  Bring a donation for the victims of Superstorm Sandy & receive a discount.   DIRECTIONS & PARKING  

Who's Speaking?    Previous Entrepreneur Roadshows   Why Attend?

Panel 1:  Pitching to Investors 
9:30 - 11:00 AM

You are practicing your two (2) minute Investor Pitch to Investors & receiving feedback.  OIV Members & Conference Registered Attendees will receive their pitch and feedback on a video clip ONLY.  (Space is limited on pitching practice).
Panel 2:  Pitching to the Media  11:15 - 12:30 PM

You are practicing your two (2) minute Media Pitch to Media Professionals and receiving feedback.  Conference Registrants will receive their pitch and feedback on a video clip.  (Pitching slots are limited). 

Lunch Break 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Panel 3:  Pitching to Retailers 

You are practicing your two (2) minute Retailer Pitch to Retail Professionals & receiving feedback.  OIV Members & Conference Registrants will receive their pitch and feedback on a video clip, ONLY. Bring Your Product Samples.

To Register for the November 30, 2012 Roadshow

To Register for the March 20, 2013 Conference

Why practice?  Practice Makes Perfect- is more than a saying, it is the truth.  Few women are coming to the table to pitch our businesses for funding, retail space or media exposure.  When we do, we are nervous, lack confidence and stumble through the pitch.  Afterwards, our drive back to the office is filled with- "Why did I say that?  Why didn't say that?  I forgot to mention that!"

November 30th is about facing those fears and realizing, 'Yes, now is the time!"  We are all too busy to waste anymore time on- "shoulda, woulda, coulda."

Bring a coat, blanket, hats, scarves and/or mittens to donate to the victims of Superstorm Sandy and receive $10 Off the Regular Ticket Price.  Use code:  OIV12RR2 when registering.  Thank you- so many people have nothing left and it is getting cold outside- winter is approaching.


EPOY is the Entrepreneur Products of the Year Program initiated by Own It Ventures to assist women entrepreneurs and inventors with innovative products capture the attention of consumers and acquire shelf space in retailers. 
(See EPOY and Criteria) 
The first products pitched on November 30, 2012 are ones submitted for consideration into the EPOY Program. 

Products being awarded the EPOY Seal will be announced at the March 20, 2013 Conference