Venture capital firm arranges 'gondola pitch' opportunity
First there was the elevator pitch -- the time it would take you to present your business to a stranger in a typical elevator ride. Now, there is the "gondola pitch".
High Peaks Venture Partners is now introducing the first New York Peak Pitch, taking the idea of the elevator pitch to a new level. For five days in March, business people can make their pitch to potential investors during eight-minute rides in a gondola. Events are scheduled in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York's Gore Mountain.
What are gondolas? The gondola is the most well-known boat in the world: even people who have never been to Venice can immediately recognize its unique shape, the metal bow decoration (fèro ) and for the distinctive Venetian rowing style (voga alla veneziana). Click here to see an image of a gondola.