Why I Gave Up Running StartupPOP Startup Pitch Events

Dan Gudema
4 min readJul 3, 2021

During the summer of 2013, a year most of us can’t remember, or don’t want to remember, mainly because that year is not really known for anything, I decided to run my first “Tech Startup Pitch Event” in Boca Raton, Florida

The event, which would be called StartupPOP, was a chance for local tech startups to stand up and pitch to an investor panel, in front of a crowd of…