Startup Pitching 301

Paul G. Silva

This is the 3rd post in the “Startup Pitching” series. View all posts in the “Startup Pitching” series. Innovation Accelerator Startup Pitching SeriesIn this post we’ll go over advanced-level (301) techniques. The one (maybe two) number rule.

Startup Pitching 201

Paul G. Silva

This is the 2nd post in the “Startup Pitching” series. So simplify your pitch. If your product solves 10 pain points then in the pitch focus on the top 2-3 most important ones and simply hint at the others. You can take the same concept and apply it to your pitch.

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Startup Pitching 101

Paul G. Silva

Multi-person pitches add complexity that almost always leads to people going over time, stepping on each other, or confusing the audience. Most of the time it is simply to get another, longer “date” with the people you are pitching to.

Pitch me!

This is going to be BIG.

It''s a co-working space full of creatives and freelancers, most of whom who have never pitched an investor, and probably never seen a startup pitch either. The first question I always get, which I find endlessly hilarious, is "Don''t you get tired of people pitching you all the time?". That''s the key--when you think you can help just about anyone, and you really do like helping people, each new pitch is an opportunity. Other pitches!

Startup Pitching Checklist

Paul G. Silva

This is the checklist / boil down of the techniques listed in the pior 3 posts in the “Startup Pitching” series. After you complete a draft of your pitch, go over this list to make sure you’ve applied as many of the techniques as possible. One rehearsed presenter – Pick one person to deliver your presentation, don’t tag team your pitches. View all posts in the “Startup Pitching” series.

When You Pitch, Focus on Your Essence

GAN

I heard an EdTech startup pitching to GAN Ventures do this recently, too. You can’t expect just to show up and give a pitch that’s simple and coherent. When I used to work at Techstars, we would spend an incredible amount of time in the first few weeks of a program helping startups understand precisely what their 30-second pitch should be. When you pitch investors and potential clients, you have 30 seconds to hook someone by sharing the foundation of what you do.

How to Deliver a Killer Pitch That Hook Investors From the Start

Entrepreneur's Handbook

venture-capital pitch-deck entrepreneurship startup pitchingFollow Airbnb’s example with a simple problem and solution Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

7 Components of a Powerful Pitch

GAN

A powerful pitch deck is critical for any startup, regardless of your goal. Whether you are raising a round of funding, acquiring your first customers, or hiring a skilled team, these seven components will help you build a captivating yet concise pitch deck. .

pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams

Venture Well

Pitch competitions offer early-stage startups the opportunity to share their innovations, network with potential mentors and funders, and possibly gain access to funding and expert. The post pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams appeared first on VentureWell.

When You Pitch, Make Sure to KISS

GAN

Not long ago, I found myself pitching GAN. As I thought about other examples where this has happened, I realized that—as companies pitch me for investment dollars from GAN Ventures—I often don’t immediately understand what their companies do, even after their first 15 minutes of presenting to us. Unless you boil your points and supporting research down to their essence, every time, you might botch inevitable questions that come up during your pitch.

The Ideal Pitch Deck is a Story, a Science, and an Art

StartupNation

In the startup world, it’s pitch decks, not business plans that get companies funded. Making a pitch deck is an art, a science, but most importantly, a story. Venture firms like Sequoia have also released pitch deck templates of their own and, well, you ought to listen to them.

5 Easy To Fix Virtual Pitch Mistakes

Dream It

Many of these new red flags that occur during virtual pitching are easy to fix. In this Dreamit Dose, Healthtech MD Adam Dakin provides 5 simple rules to avoid giving investors the wrong impression when pitching remotely. We hear startups pitch everyday and far too often founders end up joining the meeting late. When pitching investors virtually, you don’t want to start the call like Adam does in the shot above.

6 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Successfully Pitch to Women Angel Investors

StartupNation

Make sure you are pitching to a fund that is appropriate for where your business is right now. One can imagine how hard it is to pitch femtech to an audience that does not experience menstruation or menopause. Do not hesitate to pitch a fund that is in a location you know nothing about.

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

Dream It

Key Questions To Answer When Pitching Real Estate Tech VCs Is there demand for the product? For example, when Bowery pitched to Camber Creek, the partners ran mock appraisals their LPs to prove the efficacy of the appraisal software. You should pitch how to get higher rents.

How to Pitch Like a Shark Tank Winner

StartupNation

We needed to build our set and props and ship them to California, and I had to prepare a pitch and appear before the Sharks, all in a matter of weeks. Before I pitched my product on “Shark Tank,” I did a deep dive into previous episodes.

THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE IS HOSTING A VIRTUAL PITCH EVENT!    

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM, the teams will pitch their business concepts to a panel of independent judges for a cash prize of up to $10,000! The post THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE IS HOSTING A VIRTUAL PITCH EVENT! appeared first on BFTP/CNP.

Yes, You Should Always Accept a Drink from a Venture Capitalist Before Pitching

Entrepreneur's Handbook

venture-capital entrepreneurship pitching fundraising startupIt might seem like an obligatory courtesy, but that offer of a drink could help you snag a huge funding round. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Startups: Don’t Waste Your Time Pitching Without a Valuation Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup entrepreneurship pitching funding venture-capitalWhy I will not invest in an Uncapped Note or SAFE Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Announcing the Early Stage Pitch-Off judges

TechCrunch

You can still shoot your shot to pitch to an amazing panel of judges and thousands of TC viewers. TechCrunch editors will select 10 founders from around the world to pitch on stage July 9th. Startups TC Ben Sun early stage pitch-off Leah Solivan Shardul Shah TC Early Stage 2021

TechCrunch+ roundup: 5 pitch deck slides to fix, initial viable product, MLOps acceleration

TechCrunch

This is a fantastic time to found a startup, but unless you plan to bootstrap it, you will still need to go through the laborious exercise of crafting a pitch deck. 5 critical pitch deck slides most founders get wrong.

Pitch us, Pittsburgh

TechCrunch

We’ve heard from nearly 50 companies focusing on things like digital health, small business loans, patent development, robotics and clean tech, and we’ll be picking three companies to pitch live during the event on June 29th. Pittsburgh Pitch-off.

How pitch training can help startups get their story right

TechCrunch

Yet, that is what Spanish marketing expert and entrepreneur Alex Barrera often ends up doing with startup founders who hire him to help improve their pitch. What do people often misunderstand about pitch training? I have been helping startups with pitching for years.

How to Design and Deliver a Business Pitch That Secures Startup Funding

StartupNation

A business pitch is a presentation put together to entice an investor or group of investors. The goal of your pitch is to secure funding to proceed with your value proposition so you can take your idea to the market. This base pitch method has been used quite successfully.

Create Your Perfect Business Pitch – 5 Tips from Precious Williams

Smart Hustle Magazine

All of this enters my mind as I prepare to give “The Art of the “Killer” Pitch” to my Canadian audience. To my shock and awe, I had over 200 attendees come to my session from hearing one of my pitches that I gave before the Keynote Speaker. Creating The Perfect Power Pitch.

When Men Start Pitching to Women

This is going to be BIG.

And when guys start pitching to women for capital, that's when you really get behavior change. Don't you think guys would be a little more thoughtful about a slate of bros on their team page if they were pitching in front of a partner meeting of all women? The problem is that so few women pitch. I have this vision.

Khosla’s Adina Tecklu breaks down how to nail your pitch

TechCrunch

Pitching is perhaps the single most important skill that any founder needs to hone, so not surprisingly, we kicked off our TechCrunch Early Stage 2021 — Marketing & Fundraising event with a deep dive on all the tips and tricks required to get the most out of pitching and slide decks.

Craft a 10-Minute Sales Pitch to Catapult Your Business to Success

StartupNation

Now imagine if you were given 10 minutes to pitch the potential of your business? It can take years to dream up an exciting startup, and even longer to turn it into something substantial, but a strongly crafted sales pitch can propel your business in the right direction.

What do you need for a VC to properly evaluate a pitch?

This is going to be BIG.

Pitch deck outlines are ok, but they don’t say much about what you’re trying to convey besides particular categories that may or may not be relevant. Too often people only pitch what they have, not where they’re going—and they forget that fundraising is selling tickets to the future, not asking for rewards for the past. If you’re going to try to pitch metrics and momentum as the main feature of your pitch—make sure they’re as great relative to other startups as you think they are.

5 critical pitch deck slides most founders get wrong

TechCrunch

Even though a small group of founders has started exploring Notion memos to replace pitch decks, the reality is that most investors will still expect a good old slide presentation. Column Funding Startups TC Airbnb CrunchBase EC How To go-to-market Pitch Deck Teardown UberJose Cayasso.

THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

5 Tips for Pitching VCs in Virtual Times

500

The post 5 Tips for Pitching VCs in Virtual Times appeared first on 500 Startups. All founder pitching oracle for startups pitching pitching investors virtual pitchingGuest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by JD Weinstein, Oracle for Startups.

The Difference Between a Sales Pitch and an Elevator Pitch and Why it Matters.

Smart Hustle Magazine

The elevator pitch as we know it today comes from Hollywood. An aspiring screenwriter would corner an unsuspecting executive in an elevator and pitch his/her concept during the time it took to go one floor. If the executive liked the pitch they would stay on until their floor.

The Thing About the Best Pitches

This is going to be BIG.

The best pitches have a hook. They mostly talk about where you're going, because the what you've done up until now in a seed pitch usually isn't that much. The best pitches acknowledge the reason why we're here--for you to ask me for money and for me to make a bundle of it investing in you. The best pitches follow the word problem with. The best pitches are ambitious--they ask for enough and aim to do something big.

How To End Your Pitch with Your Vision

Dream It

Selling a compelling vision is so critical that some investors weigh it more heavily than the pitch deck itself. “It’s Strategies for crafting a strong and compelling vision for your startup: Towards the end of your pitch, tell investors that “this is just the beginning” for your startup.

Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

TechCrunch

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with a VC. Who doesn’t?

Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

TechCrunch

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with a VC. Who doesn’t?

Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

TechCrunch

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Plus, you get to hear feedback from some of the smartest folks in the industry, thus learning how to absolutely crush it at your next pitch meeting with a VC. Who doesn’t?