Our Practice Pitch Breakfast is not a competition. It is a time for entrepreneurs and investors to fellowship, learn from each other and build relationships with one another no matter where we are located. We come in as strangers and leave as family.
Practice Pitch Companies
There is currently at least 185 billion dollars of real estate equity tied up in US church buildings, 80% of which are in plateau or decline. What if we could help the church unlock that for mission? Open Doors was specifically built to dramatically lower the real estate barriers to Church growth and unlock capital and access for church planting and missions in urban markets with high barriers of entry. Open Doors curates attractive and affordable facilities for multiple churches to share. When they don’t need the space, the facilities double as a missional opportunity for the local community through other uses. This enables churches to reduce their facilities budget by at least half, streamline their operations, add new sources of people flow, enjoy the benefits of a synergistic missional community and deploy their capital on mission.
Investor Pitch Feedback
Adie Akuffo-Afful is an aspiring ecosystem builder in the Upstate NY region. In his professional career has worked in the venture capital space first starting at Partech Partners in their Senegalese subsidiary and now jumping into the equity crowdfunding space with Wefunder, and American based Equity Crowdfunding platform. He holds an Entrepreneur In Residence position at the Urban League of Rochester in partnership with Jumpstarts and Key Bank. As well as sits on the board for a few Upstate NY startups and businesses.
Dave has spent several years at T-Mobile as a Senior Regional Trainer that trained and on-boarded new hires and managers for retail stores, trained executives around the country in new technology coming to the marketplace, trained the trainers for the entire company and was one of the few trainers who helped prepare employees for the launch of Visio (T-Mobile’s streaming television service)
"I thought it was a great event! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it and present to your network. It is a really great ministry you are offering."
About Adie: "His passion and excitement is contagious and fun."
About Dave: "I really enjoyed learning about the new technologies and some of the differentiators in the 5G offering."
"I like the honest feedbacks from each feedback."
About Adie: "I found the platform and model very impressive. It was simple and concise."
About Dave: "Very educational for me. I leaned a lot!!"
"I like the small group interaction. It was open and free flowing."
"Wow. This was my first time. I found it very warm. The investors... at least those I thought were investors were very simple, humbled and inviting. I would like to become a regular or member."
"It may be helpful to periodically bring in alums to share their testimonies."
About Adie: "Fascinating and cutting edge . So good for us to hear about and be schooled in. Speaker was winsome and articulate."
About Open Doors: "Very persuasive, concise, pulled together both the compelling story and mission aspect as well as rationale and investment opportunity and the opportunity gap it is addressing. Excellent!"
"Great to see the broadening audience and to reconnect via chat with those I've met before."
"Such a pleasure to be in the company of so many faithful, positive, grateful followers of the Savior. Thank you for setting up such an important, Kingdom building organization. Look forward to contributing."
"Adie did a great job in the limited time frame. His breakout session was very informative."