On Saturday I attended bootcamp for this weekend's Portland Startup Weekend. It provided very valuable practice for those of us who want to pitch an idea. We got a chance to make our pitch to the group, and try to get enough people interested in it to pursue it. My pitch was one of the ones selected, and two partners and I spent an hour validating my idea with customers. I then pitched the customer feedback back to the group. It was well received, so I'm going to pursue it at Startup Weekend.
Oh, and if you ever attend a Startup Weekend (and you should), and they offer a bootcamp, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!