For an entrepreneur starting a small business, their life
quickly becomes consumed by marketing their new idea to get it off the ground.
Vator.tv tries to ease the startup process; it provides resources, allows
them to post their 3-minute video pitches online and creates networking
Vator.tv believes that a business pitch should take no more
time than the average length of an elevator ride; approximately 3 minutes and
teaches its users how to effectively get their message across. Users can post
their pitches, brainstorming ideas and other business information as videos,
PDFs or images. Their profiles are categorized based as business type, so
another user group, the Investors, can easily browse through the directory of
new businesses looking for support. With their check books ready, of course,
for those that strike their fancy.
Vator.tv's comprehensive business directory includes
Aerospace through Telecommunications/Wireless and everything in between, with
new businesses prominently featured.
Vator.tv really seems to believe in helping small
businesses, but knowing that they can't reach everyone, they offer competitions
geared towards industry specific companies. The prizes? Tips from industry
experts to build your small business, and assistance with exposure. Currently,
two major competitions are in progress; the College Mogul and Vator.tv
challenge which aims to find the next best college startup company. Whichever
business earns that title will certainly have a good helping hand for their
startup; with prizes like an introduction to venture capitalists for potential
investment, press coverage on the websites, and prominent web advertising. The second is looking for the best business
plan for a wine related business.
They also offer a news section, where investors and business
owners can post approved videos to provide business tips and interviews that
touch upon just about anything a small business owner could ever need to know.
Vator.tv is free to join, so if you are an aspiring
entrepreneur signup to take advantage of their extensive resources and start using
their networking opportunities to network and bring exposure to your business.
Who knows, maybe your business concept will be the next great idea to catch the
eye of a big investor.