By Carolyn M. Brown –Blackenterprise.com
Not surprisingly, there is a difference in formality and look among entrepreneurs between the East Coast and the West Coast. In cities like San Francisco and Seattle, dress is often more casual, while on the East Coast, business attire is more formal. This was evident when more than 450 tech entrepreneurs and executives participated in Silicon Valley’s latest disruption—the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit. They flocked to the two-day conference held October 12th and the 13th at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California to not only hear from tech luminaries—a powerful lineup of innovators, entrepreneurs, financiers, and executives—but to connect and collaborate with the promise of creating the next big thing.
East Coast vs. West Coast was a common theme that came up during several panel discussions, especially ones focused on burgeoning tech hubs in Atlanta, Austin, and Detroit. But not in terms of rivalry. Inquiring entrepreneurial minds wanted to know, for instance, if there is a difference in how you should pitch investors based on where their business operations were located.
Black Enterprise decided to find out, from Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, how do angel investors and venture capitalists compare? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
When pitching your business or concept here’s what you need to know:
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