FounderFuel and Real Ventures Hit the Road to Fuel Startups Nationwide

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Introducing PITCH IT, the Pan-Canadian Pitch Training Workshop for IT Startups

MONTREAL, QCFounderFuel, the Montreal-based startup
accelerator, and Real Ventures, the Montreal-based early stage Venture Capital fund,
today announced the launch of PITCH IT, a nationwide pitch training workshop to help early stage web, mobile
and SaaS startups refine their visions and take their business to the next level.

Throughout the month of September, Ian Jeffrey, General Manager of FounderFuel and John Stokes, Partner
at Real Ventures, will visit major startup hubs across the country. The PITCH IT workshop will consist of two
Master Classes, the first entitled “How to pitch for a seed round” by John Stokes and the second called “Deliver
a killer pitch” by Ian Jeffrey.

“Weʼre on a mission to meet the very best entrepreneurs from coast to coast and help them along the way,”
said Ian Jeffrey, General Manager of FounderFuel. “PITCH IT aims to assist entrepreneurs to better articulate
their business in a powerful and meaningful way that will cut through the clutter and resonate with investors.”

Following the Master Classes, startups will have a chance to deliver their pitch to the entire audience for realtime
feedback from FounderFuel and Real Ventures. Participating startups should expect tangible
feedback and action items, not to mention the tough love they need to take their startup to the next level.

“It’s the foundersʼ underlying insight on the opportunity that shapes what a company builds and how it is
marketed,” said John, Partner at Real Ventures. “Crafting a captivating story from that insight is a difficult
process for many entrepreneurs, but itʼs what separates the good investor pitches from the great.”

PITCH IT is not a traditional pitch event. There is no winner. There is no loser. PITCH IT aims to ask
entrepreneurs difficult questions about their businesses in an effort to help them craft a better pitch and gain
invaluable skills to tell their story.

The PITCH IT tour will stop in the following cities:
Québec at Québec International – September 9, 2013
Montreal at Notman House – September 11, 2013
Toronto at Shopify – September 16, 2013
Waterloo at Communitech – September 17, 2013
Ottawa at Shopify – September 18, 2013
Vancouver at Launch Academy – September 24, 2013
Halifax at Volta Labs – September 26, 2013

Tickets to PITCH IT are available at

About FounderFuel
FounderFuel is a top tier mentor-driven accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile and SaaS startups raise
seed capital. The FounderFuel program provides $50K of capital and access to over 100 veteran
entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs and senior executives, and over $400K in perks and services. Teams are
eligible for an additional $150K from BDC Venture Capital on Demo Day. The FounderFuel Demo Day event is
recognized as one of North Americaʼs largest startup events.

About Real Ventures
Real Ventures is an early stage Venture Capital fund that invests in ambitious entrepreneurs that are creating
the Internet experiences of the future or embracing the power of the Internet to disrupt existing industries or
business models. Investing pre-traction, the Real Ventures team and networks support entrepreneurs and
propel their companies forward.


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