05 Apr '12, 12am

On crashing and burning at a @YCombinator event, and creating a Minimum Viable Pitch

On crashing and burning at a Y Combinator event, and creating a Minimum Viable Pitch April 5, 2012 by Guest Contributor Vincent Ha, co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based Gushcloud , shares his not-so-smooth-sailing experience at SXSW 2012. Republished with permission from the company’s blog . The sun was beating down on me. The Austin weather at SXSW is simultaneously cold and scorching. Some words come out of my mouth, but I’m not sure what I had just said. Whatever I said, it seems to have gotten a negative reaction. ‘Don’t give me another one of those we’re X for Y type of pitches. Talk to me like I’m an normal person!’ He was referring to my first elevator pitch attempt, “Gushcloud is like Task Rabbit for social media marketing.” But when I tried it at the last event, it seemed to work well! Quick, think fast. I brush it off and try again to illustrate what Gushcloud i...

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