A. Sign-up to be a "Submitter" on the Brite Idea Lab - the Ritz Group's public-facing platform enabling our Members to reach out to the community and the world for HELP and also to build our portfolio of new companies and eco-system resources. Brite Idea Lab is a match.dot.com for Innovation on a global stage. Brite Idea lab is where Entrepreneurs "submit" their ventures and ideas, plus NEEDS to be matched with corporations and resources who have an interest, or can provide free and fee-based services.
Step 2. JOIN The Ritz Group Capital Community
Step 1. JOIN The Ritz Group (its FREE)
This is an Entreprenurs STEP-by-STEP Guide to maximizing their presence and results as a Member of the Ritz Group
A. Sign-Up and JOIN the 500+ member exclusive Ritz Group Private Reg D compliant Capital Community for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Sponsors It is where Entrepreneurs and companies raising funds POST their raise and solicitation offering. This includes their Elevator Pitch, Power Pitch and Executive Summary. It is where they can FIND and be FOUND By Ritz Group Investors. Ritz Group Investors post their business credentials defining their investment interests. Sponsors solicit their services (Free and Fee) to both investors and entrepreneurs
A. Sign-Up and JOIN the 2,500+ members of the Ritz Group to receive monthly newsletters, Blogs and announcements on Ritz Group Networking, Pitch Events, as well as programs and services to improve your Investor-Readiness.
Step 3. JOIN Brite Idea Lab
Brite Idea Lab
5. EXHIBIT at Ritz Group Shark Attack
4. PITCH at a Ritz Group Event
6. Get HELP with FREE and FEE-Based Services
COSTS: Their are two (2) Capital Community Membershp offerings. They are STARDARD and PREMIER
COSTS: Brite Idea LAB has three different Pricing plans - one for submitters, collectors and services providers.
Submitters (Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Students) $4.95/month
Members who want to PITCH at a Ritz Group Shark Attack or Innovation Lab event can apply at either the Ritz Group Website under PITCH TANK or with Brite Idea Lab under Shark Attack or Innovation Lab "collectors" Pitching at a Ritz Group event is always FEE. For Shark Attack the three "Best" companies (BAIT) are selected via the Virtual Pitch Tank session where they present their 4" Elevator Pitch.. Shark Attack companies ware required to be a Member of the Capital Community so members can review their securities solicitation offer. Companies applying to Innovation Lab need only to be a "solicitation"member of Brite Idea Lab. (Pitch Tank) (Brite Idea Lab)
Capital Community Members can exhibit in the main Atrium of the Ritz Group at the monthly Networking and Shark Attack Meetings. Exhibitors get a 6-foot table and can use their table of free standing signage, Exhibitors display products, demo and/or play sales or investor Decks.. It is the best way to be found, findd investors, as well as resources that can help or provide referal contacts. (Exhibit)
The Ritz Group Focus is on the Red Zone of Private Equity Securities Funding. This is the 20 yards before obtaining your first equity-based funding round. Bootstrapping means most companies have run their companies on fumes while they search for cash The first security raise is not easy and the Ritz Group provides a series of FREE and Fee-Based services to help companies become Investor-Ready.
Industry Group Leaders (IGLs) are industry advisors and provide mentoring for Consumer Goods, Medical, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Technology, Neuro-Science, Publishing, and Women Entrepreneurs. Fee-based services provide Entrepreneurs with review services to help them navigate that final 20 yards of equity funding. (Services) .
COSTS: The Ritz Group is Non-Profit and never charges Entreprenturs to "Pitch" Membership is FREE. Event Door Charges for Members to attend Events varies.
B. Create your Profile and add your company LOGO. Set your Security Preferences and remember - the Profile is on your new venture - you are the Contact Person.
C. Drag your Home Page to the top of your Profile, then add your company Header above your Elevator Pitch.
D Post your Executive Summary, Video and photos, along with your Pitch Deck to your profile. This is your Investor solicitation collateral.
F. Search for Investors and issue colleague Requests to FOLLOW key members
G. Search for yourself to make sure you can be FOUND
B. Create your Profile and register your companies Profile as an IDEAL. Set up your Security Preferences.
C. Create your IDEA profile to include a mini-description (Elevator Pitch) and full description (Executive Summary synopsis. Keep this information Private. (Don't check the Public Box)
D Post your Video and photos, along with your Pitch Deck and other Investor solicitation collateral. This stays Private untill you accept a "collectors" FOLLOW request.
F. Select MATCH to see Brite Idea Lab suggested "Collectors" who match your Preferences and Match Criteria.
G. Search for Profiles of Colleagues and add them to your Saved Profile back office portfolio. Be sure to GROUP them to easily review your saved profiles.