Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on a PreRound episode?

Three early stage startups pitch their ventures. Viewers receive PreMoney® to invest in the most promising startups. Startups compete to raise PreMoney while viewers compete to win prizes for smart investments. Startups vie for a meeting with investors. After each presentation, panelists pose questions to presenters about their ventures, which also helps viewers with their PreMoney ‘investment’ decisions. At the end of each episode, the investment window closes. Results and rewards are announced for the top startups at the event and for top investments from the viewers.

What is Pre® ?

PreRound uses the Pre® app developed specifically for pitch events. The app is free for the audience and startups, and provides them a Gamified Startup Investing® experience at pitch events.

Pre® has been designed to engage audience with startups, encourage critical thinking, sharpen investing skills, validate ideas, and provide early stage startups with means to showcase their ventures to raise capital.

Here’s a short video on how to use Pre at a pitch event.

Why should I, as a startup, apply to pitch on PreRound?

The PreRound® series is designed to boost visibility to early stage startups, help them validate their ideas, build a community of supporters around their venture, and showcase the engagement to early stage investors. If you are seeking any or all of the above, you should consider pitching on PreRound.

Who can pitch on PreRound?

PreRound has been designed for early stage startups looking to achieve their first round of funding. We look for startups with novel and compelling ideas and clearly articulated value propositions for their users. PreRound startups can be at various development stages, anywhere from ideation to beta testing or revenue to pre-revenue. We prefer startups who have not yet raised funding from institutional investors. However, friends/family rounds or grants do not count.

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How do I apply to pitch on PreRound?

Complete an online application.

What happens after I submit my application?

We review every application submitted to PreRound.

  • Submit a short application here.
  • After submitting your application, you will receive an Audition Invite if you make the cut.
  • Upon receiving the Audition Invite, we will set up a date for you to pitch to the PreRound team via Zoom. We recommend using the format below for your pitch deck.
  • After the audition, you’ll be notified if you were selected to pitch on the show.
  • If selected for the show, the PreRound team will schedule a time for the final pitch recording including the Q+A.
We will let all prospective candidates know outcomes of the process.

Does it cost money to participate in PreRound?

Currently, participation in PreRound is free. If you are applying or will be selected to pitch on the show, you do not have to pay to participate. But you will need access to internet and a computer in order to participate.

Where do I watch a PreRound event?

PreRound episodes will be streamed to Youtube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch and other streaming services. We will soon be announcing more channel partners that we are in conversation with.

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How do viewers participate on PreRound?

We use the Pre app to facilitate our PreRound pitch events. Locate the app on your mobile device’s app store by using the links from the app’s website. Install the app and register to get started. This short video shows how to play the role of an investor at any pitch event including PreRound that uses the Pre app.