I see! I’ve been feeling not super enthusiastic about those contests but I can’t pin point what’s wrong with them, aside from the fact that I’m terrible on-stage.
The thing is, where we’re from, there's limited funding & the only way to get noticed. We startup founders don’t feel like we could learn much about our business/ products from participating those events (besides how not to be boring) but we all just gotta adapt.
I also try to read as much as I can about the VCs side of the business (thanks to blogs such as yours :P) and have since learned a lot more about the different variables that play into whether we get funded or not.
Anw, thanks for responding! That was very kind of you :)