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prior to the Pitch Four things to consider before presenting your startup to investors
So, you got a BIG pitch coming up, do you?
Let us help you prepare for it by sharing these 4tips:
noun. an argument or other persuasion used in selling. A pitch consists of four main parts.
Three of which you can control. The 4th one not so much.
Let’s start by focusing on you.
what is your Attire projecting?
formal OR cool & casual
what is their first impression when meeting you?
laid back OR professional
what is YOUR Commitment TO YOUR BUSINESS VENTURE?
part-time hobby OR no turning back
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” - Guy Kawasaki
Now about your idea
HOW LARGE IS THE POTENTIAL Market?
niche market OR global domination
Remember that: “Everyone is not your customer.” - Seth Godin
$5M $4M how fast can you $3M Scale $2M your business? $1M $0
slow and steady OR fast and furious
what lasting Impact will you make?
that was entertaining OR a game changer
Now, let’s tackle your slidedeck.
how is your content currently laid out?
confusing OR concise
how is your design looking?
boring OR bold
how is your Delivery of the pitch?
monotone OR enthusiastic
“your presentation can make or break your business.” - Cory Jim
Last, but not least, your audience. Which you can’t 100% control (unless, of course, it is your event).
who… could they be? was invited? are the angels? can help you? might you meet? is in charge? has your money?
closed off OR open and eager
who could be the hecklers in the room? uck! ou s y Boo!
complainers OR supporters
what type of investors could they possibly be?
friends and family OR big venture funds
Recap: + idea + deck +audience You as a person and it’s potential clean & concise energy & engagement
Remember: “ investors don’t need you. You need them.” - Yancey Unequivocally
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