Pitch Refinery 2012′s Keynote Speaker, Nilofer Merchant talks about the importance of “Onlyness.” Nilofer explains onlyness in her book, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, as that thing that only one individual can bring to a situation. It includes the journey and passions of each human. Onlyness is fundamentally about honoring each […]
Following is a list of reasons attendees gave for desiding they needed to come to Pitch Refinery this weekend. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Join us! The amount of time it takes for some responses to come back. I’m still struggling to describe my unique services in a way that piques people’s […]
We’ve all heard it: Practice Makes Perfect – But How Much Practice? And when do you know it’s perfect? Pitch Refinery‘s organizer Melissa Pierce, sheds some light on the three stages of Practice, and why you have to go through them all to get the perfect pitch. The First Stage: You’re Pitch Stinks This is […]
The kind people at StrategyJQ have provided scholarships to attend Pitch Refinery as a VIP! “One of the most challenging aspects of running my business,StrategyJQ, is presenting to potential clients. I admire the people I see at conferences that speak so well and with so much confidence – it’s something that took me a long time […]
Melissa Pierce is a bootstrapping DIY entrepreneur who is passionate about doing things she’s never done before, just so she can learn to do them. Under her belt of curiousity led adventures into the unknown are film production, founding a computer programming school, creating a search engine just for finding women leaders, and organizing Pitch Refinery. She is one of […]
We’ve added a new selection to our registration menu! You can now purchase a table for your group or company. What that means is that you’ll get 8 tickets for the price of 6! A great package for small companies, sales teams, schools, or start-up incubators. You will also get reserved signage at your table […]
New Event Picks Up Where Traditional Pitch Events Fall Short For Immediate Release: Start-ups and small businesses can learn to pitch more than just investors at Pitch Refinery September 22nd and 23rd in Chicago IL. Entrepreneur and filmmaker Melissa Pierce has seen her share of start-up pitch events, and although she understands their value, she […]
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