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April Favorites: Stay Productive and Innovative

Posted by Ellen Peterson on Apr 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

We hear that April showers bring May flowers, but we definitely don’t have the rainy day blues here at PitchBurner. We’re too busy staying up-to-date on how we can best help ourselves and our partners be productive, happy and successful.

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Topics: Beneficial Industry Articles

Spring into Action!

Posted by Ellen Peterson on Apr 22, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Hooray! Winter is over and Spring has finally arrived. Tulips are blooming, robins are chirping outside your window in the morning, and the weather is FINALLY getting warmer. All these things point to it being time to ditch the winter lethargy and get you and your office into gear. A great way to boost productivity after those long winter months is to get a wellness committee going (or enhance your current one).

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Topics: Startup Culture, Company Information

How to Keep People in your Program Year-Round (Judges, Admin, Etc.)

Posted by Kelsey Virus on Apr 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Lets be honest, events take a lot of work. Whether they are competitions, contests, or awards programs, there are a lot of processes involved in making an event happen. As much as we would like to believe, events do not just last for 3-6 months, or however long the duration of your event is. Most events are, and should be a year-round commitment. They take year-round dedication if you want to get the most out of it, so once you have finished the event for this year, you need to jump right back in to prepare for the next upcoming event. At PitchBurner, we have a few different ways to aid your year long process, from planning and the initial set up, to finishing out with judging and giving feedback and awards.

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Topics: Contests, Competitions and Award Programs

Why YOU Aren’t that Important to your Event

Posted by Kelsey Virus on Apr 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Running an event is exciting. As the administrator, you get the opportunity to share something you are passionate about with others. Plus, your event gets a lot of attention (and so do you). However, as much as we love our clients, running an event is not all about the administrators.  Even though the administrators are a large part, they are far from the main focus. There must be applicants to make your event a success, and you need quality reviewers to provide beneficial feedback that will aid the applicants.

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Topics: Contests, Competitions and Award Programs

March Favorites: Small things lead to large results

Posted by Erin Carey on Mar 23, 2015 5:23:58 PM

The team at PitchBurner studies market trends and reads, a lot. Between Pulse, Prismatic and Trap.it, it’s pretty difficult not to stay current with industry trends and news. Obviously, our team is always seeking out what others are doing to be successful so that we can share that insight with our partners. However, as any start up should, we do most of our reading simply for the benefit of growing/improving our business.

Each month, we highlight a handful of the articles we read throughout the month and found to be the most interesting and "sharable."

March's picks include articles that highlight areas that entrepreneurs, no matter what stage of the game they're in, can improve:

  • 5 Way's You're Sabotoging Your Success (and how to stop)
  • 11 Courses That Will Prepare Young Entrepreneurs for Starting Up
  • Is your Leadership Style Alienating Your Team?

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Topics: Beneficial Industry Articles

We're Not Just for Competitions!

Posted by Kelsey Virus on Mar 13, 2015 12:30:00 PM

PitchBurner began as a platform focused solely on competitions. We have come a long way in a short amount of time. After talking with our clients and participants, we quickly found out that there were many types of events and we needed to accommodate all of them. Currently, we not only focus on competitions, but we now also focus on award programs, contests, accelerator programs and showcase pages.

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Topics: Contests, Competitions and Award Programs, Company Information

February Favorites: Becoming a stronger Entrepreneur

Posted by Erin Carey on Feb 24, 2015 2:24:22 PM

The team at PitchBurner studies market trends and reads, a lot. Between Pulse, Prismatic and Trap.it, it’s pretty difficult not to stay current with industry trends and news. Obviously, our team is always seeking out what others are doing to be successful so that we can share that insight with our partners. However, as any start up should, we do most of our reading simply for the benefit of growing/improving our business.

Each month, we highlight a handful of the articles we read throughout the month and found to be the most interesting and "sharable."

February's picks include articles that highlight different ways to become the best entrepreneur that you can be:

  • How to use criticism to build stronger working relationships
  • Get big things done as an empathetic entrepreneur
  • Networking Advice from Cody McLain, CEO of WireFuseMedia, LLC

 

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Topics: Beneficial Industry Articles

January Favorites: Keeping Your Resolutions

Posted by Erin Carey on Jan 23, 2015 5:25:50 PM

The team at PitchBurner studies market trends and reads, a lot. Between Pulse, Prismatic and Trap.it, it’s pretty difficult not to stay current with industry trends and news. Obviously, our team is always seeking out what others are doing to be successful so that we can share that insight with our partners. However, as any start up should, we do most of our reading simply for the benefit of growing/improving our business.

Each month, we highlight a handful of the articles we read throughout the month and found to be the most interesting and "sharable."

January's picks include articles to help keep your New Years resolutions on track:

  • 12 Best Practices for Speaking in Front of a Big Crowd
  • 10 Productivity Strategies
  • 6 Ways to Become an Industry Leader

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Topics: Beneficial Industry Articles

Johnson Wales University: Sharkfest 2015

Posted by PitchBurner on Jan 22, 2015 4:04:51 PM

What do flip flops, feeding the hungry and voltage readers all have in common? All were the ideas of student and alumni entrepreneurs who recently won the annual SharkFest competition sponsored by the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship (e-Center). The idea for this event began three years ago as a way to help JWU students and alumni grow their ideas into successful businesses.It’s the brainchild of the e-Center’s Executive in Residence, John Robitaille. Some entrepreneurs who apply are only in the early planning stages, and some have already opened their doors. Either way, the competition receives a wide variety of impressive applications every year.

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Topics: Client Spotlights

Types of Events an Organization May Want to Run

Posted by Kelsey Virus on Jan 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Every organization specializes in something unique. Therefore, it is necessary that they run an event that is just as specialized as they are. These events are run as a way to highlight organizations, along with their product and goals, by showcasing others and pulling at the heart strings. When an organization is thinking about running an event, there are a few things that they should consider considering:

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Topics: Contests, Competitions and Award Programs

We highlight best practices, advice and current industry news to aid your team in running a successful event.

After running hundreds of successful events, we have compiled our knowledge into articles to ensure your team is well-prepared.

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