You are a Will This Fly? judge 


We have accepted 16 startups that will compete to be selected as the 7 finalists that will pitch to win 1st, 2nd and Audience Favorite awards at the 2016 edition of Will This Fly?

We know from experience that a key success factor for our event is to have an amazing judge panel. Thanks for generously offering your time and talent to judge.

We will use the same criteria for both the Semifinals (Morning Pitch Battle and Startup Village performance) and the Finals (Evening Pitch Battle):

  • Team: We are looking for well rounded teams with relevant experience and the ability to execute.
  • Potential:  We are looking for problems worth solving, that address an unmet need with substantial market. We are particularly interested in startups that can show early traction or significant validation of their business model.
  • Solution: We are looking for differentiated solutions that are not within a crowded competitive landscape and have protectable intellectual property.
  • Early Stage: We are looking for startups that have raised less than $1M in funding and have a prototype or Minimum Viable Product.

Please refer back to the Judge Expectations and Role Document for details.
We will update this document as needed and will let you know of any changes.

A brief reminder from our legal counsel
No part of this program constitutes an offer to buy or sell a security.  
Before considering any investment you should seek independent legal, tax and financial advice.  
Rocket Hatch does not endorse or recommend any prospective investment.