#PitchForDevs: Online Event For Developers To Find Meaningful Projects

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Google engineer Bria Sullivan presents #PitchForDevs. Five startups will pitch to the Tech Stack’d community, not for capital, but for teammates. Sullivan founded Tech Stack’d to help Black techies advance their careers in tech. Photo: Anita Sanikop/Moguldom

Bria Sullivan, a Google engineer and mobile app developer, is building an online community to help underrepresented adults get jobs in tech, and she’s drawing on her Google network to make it happen. Sullivan founded online community Tech Stack’d to help Black techies advance their careers in tech. She offers workshops and this upcoming online pitch event for developers.

From Tech Stack’d:

#PitchForDevs is an online event where 5 startups will pitch to the Tech Stack’d community of developers, product managers, UX designers, etc. Instead of pitching for capital, they’ll be pitching for teammates. It’s up to the attendees to decide if they want to join their teams.

These startups will be founded by underrepresented people in tech solving unique problems in our communities.

They will be offering positions such as CTO, lead engineer, individual contributor, and even doing 2-week/4-week projects. We only accept startups who will offer you more than just a title and unsubstantiated “equity.”

Event date: 8 p.m. EST, Nov. 19

Location: Online on our Zoom! Register to receive the link to join. Register for our first event!

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Interested in being one of the startups to pitch?


For our first event, we have strict criteria. Must:

  • Have less than 10 company/team members
  • Be from an underrepresented group in tech (Womxn, Black, Latinx, LGBTQ , Disabled & all intersections of these)
  • Have website for more information
  • Have office hours for developers to reach you afterward (I use Calendly)

Applications are due: 11:59 p.m. Nov. 12 EST. Apply to pitch

In order to complete your application, you’ll be emailed a link after you apply above to upload a pitch deck (it can be a rough draft!). This must be submitted by the application due date 11:59 p.m. Nov. 12 EST.

If selected, your pitch should be 5-8 mins long.

Pitch Presentation should include:

  • Describe the problem you’re solving
  • Describe the solution
  • Any up-to-date metrics and data about customer acquisition, progress, or revenue
  • Why you’re uniquely positioned to solve this problem
  • Yours & your teammates’ credentials and why you’d be a good person to work with
  • What kind of developer do you need (be specific on programming languages and frameworks you’ll be using)
  • Why developers should join your team versus other teams
  • What you can offer them to work with you
  • Different types of participation you’re willing to take on (2 week project/1 month project/CTO/co-founder)
  • How developers can reach you
  • Any other team members you’re looking for? (Marketing, UX, etc)

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