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Jump from a plane and pitch to investors at Slush's Skydive Pitching event in San Francisco

Jump from a plane and pitch to investors at Slush's Skydive Pitching event in San Francisco

Nordic conference Slush is hosting the first ever "skydive pitching" event which will see company founders throwing themselves out of planes to pitch their ideas to investors.

The pitches will take place in San Francisco during the second week of September. The jumps will be filmed, and the winning pitch will be chosen by a jury at the Slush Flight Opening Mixer Party in San Francisco on September 15.

Entrants will jump out of a plane and free fall at approximately 120mph while delivering their pitch. They will also be required to answer questions from investors during the fall, and not forget to deploy their parachute before they hit the ground.

Against advice

"16 different skydiving professionals told us it is simply impossible. So this meant we absolutely had to give it a go," states the website.

Those interested in pitching while skydiving can sign up to take part on the Slush website. Organisers are currently looking at the 11th, 12th, and 13th of September as potential dates.

It joins a long list of slightly bizarre pitching events in 2017, including Polar Bear Pitching, which saw developers pitch to investors in ice cold water. Apple even got in on the action with its show Planet of the Apps, which had developers pitching while slowly descending on an escalator.


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Sven Liebich VP Art at SocialPoint
Makes absolute sense. Not.