Pitchworthy & STEP-Dubai 2019 Startups

We’re excited to partner with the STEP-Dubai Conference 2019 team to offer a free “STEP+Pitchworthy Startup Sprint” to all startups in the STEP Startup track. This rapid-fire program will help you refine your pitch (no matter who you’re pitching to) and otherwise help you prepare to make the most out of the STEP 2019 experience.

The online program will start Feb 11, and then we hope to see you at STEP-Dubai Feb 13-14! We’ll continue after STEP to make sure we keep building momentum.

See the program details lower on this page.

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The STEP+Pitchworthy Startup Sprint Program

Day 1:
Feb 11, 2019

Practice your pitch, regardless of who you’re pitching to

Whether you’re pitching on stage, or pitching to customers, people you want to hire, etc, the first minute is the most important. How do you intro your effort, and what you’re looking for, in 60 seconds or less?

Record your pitch, post it up on the STEP Group on the Pitchworthy Community, and share feedback with at least 3 other teams.

Additionally, we’ll do a review of conference essentials for startups.

What’s more important? Business cards or t-shirts? A good pitch or those last cleaned up features on your website or product? We’ll give you a checklist of some ideas … and then it’s up to you to prioritize the things you want to work on in the last days and hours before STEP begins.

8-9:30pm (Dubai time): Pitch practice session (videoconference; call details shared with those who sign up)


Day 2:
Feb 12, 2019

T-minus 1 day! here we go!

T-minus 1 day … before your chance to shine. What’s the last thing you want to work on before the big event begins?

Many people will be traveling on Feb 12, so no call time, but we encourage you to engage on the community platform … and remember that giving support is often just as helpful as asking for and receiving support. So for every question you ask, we encourage you to give feedback/support to three other people.


Let’s make the most of it!

And remember, quality is more important than quantity. Coming away from a conference like STEP with a handful of high quality experiences, lessons, or contacts is better than a truckload of connections that won’t help you in the long run.

And let’s try to connect at STEP! Come find us at our Pitchworthy Booth on Day 2, STEP Start, or look around for the people wearing Pitchworthy shirts.

STEP Days!
Feb 13-14, 2019

It’s go time!


Let’s keep the momentum building post-STEP!

Follow-up is the most important, and the most difficult, part of any such conference experience. How can you maximize the value of the experience for your personal and professional growth, and for your startup or enterprise?

Critical elements for all startups, and all teams and projects, relate to clarity, accountability, mobilizing mentors and advisors, and making team-members are aligned and working efficiently to get the most important stuff done.

We’ll work together in these post-STEP sessions to make sure we set clear team milestones, clear goals, and work together to maximize chances of success.

Post-STEP Action Steps!
Feb 18 & 25, 2019

Let’s keep the momentum going.


(Quick notes: The training is a mix of asynchronous discussions and support through the Pitchworthy platform, plus live webinar discussions and feedback sessions. A team can benefit even if they join late, or can’t join the live webinars. Also note, this program is *bonus* for all STEP Startups. Participation in this program does not guarantee or impact your status in the STEP Pitch Competition.)