In the extended cut of our most recent interview with Adam Schultz and Brantley Boyett, Michael delves into what a “Fake Pitch” event is and why it is an important outlet for startups and entrepreneurs.

The crew talks about the art of the pitch, what makes a bad pitch, and what makes a good pitch. Toward the end of the interview, Adam and Brantley give their takes on what makes a successful startup and how to know that your big idea is worth risking it all for.

Bad pitch competition ShredX Durham is March 21 in the basement of American Underground at Main from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. Register for free tickets and see more details at