Apt. App presented a six-minute pitch to a panel of 3rd grader judges and won Crowd Favorite and First Prize!

With starting a business comes a ton of presentations. Luis and I have presented many times and often with really tough judging panels. But nothing takes the cake more than a panel of third grader judges!

We had the opportunity to present Apt. App at Denver’s first Pitch a Kid event June 3, 2017. We were excited for the opportunity and worked hard to gear our pitch to a third grader audience and to keep it within the strict five-minute time frame. It may sound easy, but we went back and forth on tactics to not talk down to the kids but not above them, to use engaging word tracks and pictures, and making our business message clear so they could understand with ease.

Luis never gets nervous, but when it came time for us to present he was actually sweating a little! We handed out Apt. App stickers to start us off and then dove right in. At first the panel of judges were looking at us with a critiquing eye, twirling their pencils and making note of every little thing we were doing. Then when Luis started explaining the neighbor-to-neighbor notification tool it was a like a lid popped off their little composed bodies! Statements started firing in all directions about how each of them NEEDED Apt. App for their neighbors, brothers and sisters, and even parents! It was so funny and engaging! We couldn’t help but hear each of their statements as they were so adamant they had to tell us how badly they needed Apt. App! Before we knew it we were past the five -minute mark and we had to hurry to finish the presentation and then took our seat to watch the other presenters.

It was entertaining to watch the other company presentations and judging panel as there is no hiding how a third grader truly feels. They were either really into the presentation or not at all. Some of them had very hard-hitting questions like, ”Why do you choose to manufacture in China, when you could make this in the United States?” While others asked matter of fact questions like, “Why did you wear that shirt today?”

After each company presented it came time for the crowd of parents and spectators to vote on the crowd favorite and for the panel of third grader judges to decide on the winners. To our surprise we not only won crowd favorite but also won the Pitch a Kid event! The kids were so sweet presenting us with our plaque of honor we now have proudly posted in our office, but also with a free month of co-working space at Modworks! We really enjoyed our time at the Pitch a Kid event and would highly recommend the fun experience to any new start up! Just be ready as those kids will give it to you straight!

Apt. App

Author Apt. App

More posts by Apt. App

Join the discussion 32 Comments

  • Hello There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is a really well written article.

    I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read extra of your helpful information.
    Thank you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  • site says:

    You really make it seem really easy with your presentation but I
    find this topic to be really one thing that I feel I would by no means
    understand. It seems too complex and very extensive for me.
    I’m looking forward to your next post, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  • site says:

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this
    blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful info particularly the last part
    🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  • site says:

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thanks for
    supplying this info.

  • site says:

    I quite like looking through a post that will make
    men and women think. Also, many thanks for permitting
    me to comment!

  • Appreciating the commitment you put into your site and detailed information you provide.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that
    isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Great read!

    I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  • site says:

    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the challenges.

    It was definitely informative. Your site is useful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  • site says:

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site so i got here to go back the favor?.I
    am trying to find issues to improve my website!I guess its
    ok to use some of your concepts!!

  • site says:

    Every weekend i used to visit this web site, as i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this web site conations actually pleasant funny data too.

  • site says:

    After I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment
    is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment.
    Is there a way you are able to remove me from that service?

    Appreciate it!

  • site says:

    Definitely consider that that you stated. Your favourite reason appeared
    to be at the net the easiest thing to take into accout
    of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst folks consider issues that they plainly don’t recognize about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the top as smartly as outlined out the entire thing with no need side effect ,
    people could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more.

    Thank you

  • site says:

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  • I was reading some of your posts on this internet site and I believe this site is really instructive! Continue posting.

  • site says:

    These are genuinely fantastic ideas in regarding blogging.
    You have touched some fastidious things here. Any way
    keep up wrinting.

  • site says:

    Hello! I simply would like to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you’ve got here on this post.
    I am coming back to your site for more soon.

  • site says:

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues.

    It was truly informative. Your site is useful. Thanks for sharing!

  • site says:

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well
    written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful
    information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  • Excellent website you have here but I was wanting to know
    if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here?

    I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get comments from other knowledgeable individuals
    that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.


  • This post provides clear idea in favor of the new people of blogging, that truly how to
    do blogging.

  • Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer
    for your weblog. You have some really good articles
    and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material
    for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please blast me an email if interested. Cheers!

  • I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

  • XEvil – the best captcha solver tool with unlimited number of solutions, without thread number limits and highest precision!
    XEvil 5.0 support more than 12.000 types of image-captcha, included ReCaptcha, Google captcha, Yandex captcha, Microsoft captcha, Steam captcha, SolveMedia, ReCaptcha-2 and (YES!!!) ReCaptcha-3 too.

    1.) Flexibly: you can adjust logic for unstandard captchas
    2.) Easy: just start XEvil, press 1 button – and it’s will automatically accept captchas from your application or script
    3.) Fast: 0,01 seconds for simple captchas, about 20..40 seconds for ReCaptcha-2, and about 5…8 seconds for ReCaptcha-3

    You can use XEvil with any SEO/SMM software, any parser of password-checker, any analytics application, or any custom script:
    XEvil support most of well-known anti-captcha services API: 2Captcha, RuCaptcha, AntiGate (Anti-Captcha), DeathByCaptcha, etc.

    Interested? Just search in YouTube “XEvil” for more info
    You read this – then it works! 🙂


    Regards, Lolitamug7259

  • site says:

    Hey there, You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally
    suggest to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

  • site says:

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first pay a
    quick visit of this blog; this web site consists of
    awesome and actually excellent data designed for visitors.

  • site says:

    Hi, after reading this remarkable piece of writing i am
    also cheerful to share my knowledge here with colleagues.

  • site says:

    Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really
    make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. Many

  • site says:

    Hello colleagues, its wonderful piece of writing concerning cultureand fully defined,
    keep it up all the time.

  • site says:

    This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved
    to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.

    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you
    presented it. Too cool!

  • site says:

    Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this article
    i thought i could also make comment due to this sensible article.

  • site says:

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  • site says:

    Just want to say your article is as astounding.
    The clearness to your put up is just nice and that i could suppose you’re a professional on this subject.
    Fine with your permission let me to clutch your
    RSS feed to keep updated with approaching post. Thanks a million and please keep up the
    gratifying work.

Leave a Reply