It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in — pitching is an art form, and the start of all great projects. As a journalist I pitch every single day: story subjects, to convince them to let me into their lives; editors, to convince them to publish a piece; business partners, to sell them on projects I think we should work on together.

And the folks in this video, to pitch them on the idea of sitting for these interviews, so that we could pick their brains for their best advice on … how to pitch.

Developing and producing the #StartupStories series as the content strategy consultant for HD Made and NASDAQ this past winter and spring was a huge project and as such, hugely rewarding. It was a joy to work with a team of content creators at HD Made as entrepreneurial as any of the folks we featured in the pieces themselves. I’ll post the other episodes as they’re released. 


For anyone who enjoyed the Made in NY PSA we debuted in March, we think you’ll like the latest product of our content partnership with New York Tech Meetup

“The Pitch” is the first of our series of “Startup Stories” videos about how to build and grow a great entrepreneurial venture. In this episode, founders and investors from Birchbox, SideTour, Proclivity Media, Of A Kind, Artsicle, Warby Parker, OKCupid, Shelby.TV, TechStars and Union Square Ventures share their insights and advice about what it takes to craft a great pitch. Stay tuned for more episodes to come!

Brought to you by the content partnership of NASDAQ OMX and NYTM. Produced by HD Made.