Reverse VC Pitch at Stanford

by Larry Chiang on May 7, 2011

Larry Chiang scandalously shows granular tid-bits in how to start as an entrepreneur. He edits the Bloomberg BusinessWeek channel “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School”. After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (its the same title as his NY Times bestseller). If you read his scandalously awesome “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA” and “How to Get Man-Charm”, you will like his latest post:

Reverse VC Pitch at Stanford

By Larry Chiang

Have you heard of the Reverse VC pitch? Its where VCs pay to pitch.

Its embarassingly popular to the point that its a franchise. A VC blogged about it here
“HERE” to: http://alwayson.goingon.com/AOStory/Reverse-VC-Pitch-Franchise

Truth be told…, its not my idea. David Weekly helped me come up with it. He does reverse job fairs at Hacker Dojo. I copy pasted his idea.

These are ways to hack the franchise I get credit for creating so that it benefits you. Here is exactly how:

1) Pre-network with VCs.

I’ve done dozens of panels with tier one VCs. Watch the videos by googling “larry chiang reverse vc panel”.

If you see a VC you like, text me your request to make an email intro to 650-283-8008. Heck, skip the videos and email me, larry (at) Duck9.com http://www.duck9.com and say, I’d like an intro to _____. I am ____ and this is my company

2) Learn to get a VC you do not know to mentor you.

I wrote about it here, here and here.
THE THREE “here” to

HERE http://bit.ly/vc0111b
HERE http://bit.ly/vc0111c
HERE http://bit.ly/vc111d

My mentor Mark McCormack taught me tactical granular, tips, tricks, ideas and gambits that helped me be street-smart. Read his book.

3) VCs can activate entrepreneurship by sponsoring pre-preneurs

If you’re a VC and you don’t have the $600 to co-sponsor and subsidize a dinner for entrepreneurs… I’ll spot you. But you’ve to commit to transfering $600 to a pre-funded entrepreneur if you fund a deal from my event.

4) Just Party.

Eff it. I just want to crash the afterparty

Hilarious because afterparties are legendary. You can come to the afterparty if u google “reverse vc afterparty.


5) Conference producers can hijack the franchise.

Take the “Reverse VC” theme and use it at your conference. You can ‘white label’ it

I don’t need to moderate.

I don’t need to place VC speakers or take any cut. Its all yours- I know you love the white label program don’t you.

If you need a VC, I can recommend one or twelve, but I do need to know that the moderator will be respectful.

6) Host a party/panel w/me if you commit to giving leftover money to entrepreneurs

I’m open to co-hosting the reverse vc party. Think of co-hosting as training you before you take it for your own at the next event.

** BONUS **
An invite for you

Come to dinner with me, two moderators and four brand name VCs on Feb 22. Its not $60, its $20 w/disc code u have to text me for :-)


Text me, @6502838008 (http://twitter.com/6502838008); “Larry, I’d like the girlsInTech disc code #reverseVC”
Or tweet @larrychiang, “hi @larrychiang, I’d like the girlsInTech disc code #reverseVC”

*** BONUS ***

a party invite for you…:

It looks like the widget at my site: http://www.unofficialaustin.com/

What a Supermodel Can Teach a Harvard MBA

If you liked this…

Larry’s mentor Mark McCormack wrote this in 1983. His own book came out 09-09-09. It is called ‘What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School

This post was drafted in an hour and needs your edits… email
me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… larry@larrychiang

Larry Chiang started his first company UCMS
in college. He mimicked his mentor, Mark McCormack, founder of IMG who
wrote the book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business
Chiang is a keynote speaker and bestselling author and spoke at Congress and World Bank.
Text or call him during office hours 11:11am or 11:11pm PST +/-11
minutes at 650-283-8008. Due to the volume of calls, he may place you on
hold like a Scottsdale Arizona customer service rep. If you email
him, be sure to include your cell number in the subject line. If you
want him to email you his new articles…, ask him in an email :-)

You can read more equally funny, but non-founder-focused-lessons on Larry’s Amazon blog .

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