Do the CI gathered generally justifies the high entry fees for conferences?
...a Boston-based angel investment group called Revolutionary Angels believes $4,995 is a fair fee. This October, the fund started its inaugural business plan competition with a “participation fee.” The group accepts applications free but will charge 100 qualifiers to attend its finalists’ event, where they can pitch ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs and win a top prize of $250,000 in seed finance.
For the $4,995 fee, competitors get to hobnob with and soak up advice from experienced investors and chief executives enlisted by the fund for a full-day event. They can also receive a 20 percent discount on business services provided by the fund’s partners and portfolio companies...
see: http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/2 … -to-pitch/
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