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ABOUT YOUR PITCH
It's never too early to start pitching your idea. The very act of saying it aloud to an audience triggers your brain to refine and fine tune it.
This event is limited to 75 attendees so you can have a unique opportunity to receive highly customized feedback on your concept and presenting style.
We recommend you come prepared with a pitch idea (without slides). Don't worry, you can still participate even if not prepared, but you will get more value if you prepare in advance.
There will be sessions on how to effectively deliver a pitch and small group practice sessions faciltiated by a trainer who is either an investor or entrepreneur who has raised capital previously. You will get instant feedback on your performance and constructive suggestions on how you can improve your pitch.
If you're a little nervous, you also don't have to pitch this time round. Attend and watch, ask some questions and learn about what it takes to deliver an effective pitch.
Topics to be Covered:
How to organize a presentation
What makes a presentation effective
The importance of non-verbal communication
How to prepare presentations tailored to your target audience
Handling questions effectively
Making a powerful elevator pitch
How to put a pitch presentation together and what to include
Guidance and feedback on delivery skills
Avoiding a weak opening and how to start with a real attention grabber
Effective use of slides
Getting people to take action
Creating a memorable experience for investors.
Questions To Answer in Your Pitch
When you plan your pitch, make sure to answer these questions in three minutes or less. When you meet investors you only get a short time to make a lasting impression, so make it count.
What is the pain point or problem that you are addressing?
What is your solution? Be specific and/or provide a demo.
What is the market share or market opportunity ?
Who is your customer?
How will you reach them?
What is your business model?
What is your market strategy?
How can you protect your intellectual property?
Who are your competitors and how are you different?
What makes your solution unique?
Who is your management team?
How much money do you need and how will you spend it?
SCHEDULE FOR BOOTCAMP
8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration, Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am -10:30 am Strategies to Attract Investors and present Your Pitch
Steve Hoffman, Founder, FounderSpace
Steve will address practical strategies on raising capital from friends, family, angels and outside investors. Learn the best practices for investor presentations with a focus on how to position your company as an attractive investment opportunity.
Included in this session will be the essentials for presentations to angels, venture capitalists, strategic investors, potential partners and other investment sources with samples of slides. Learn the key differences in presenting to strategic vs. financial investors. Learn how to effectively deliver your message.
10:45-11:45 Perfecting Your Pitch for your Business (whether you are seeking funding, sales, startups, or partners)
Dave Mosby, Executive Director, Keiretsu Forum Academy
Are you preparing to pitch your company to angel investors? Maybe you are looking for VC money or want to get into that high profile, fast-track incubator?
Or perhaps you need to nail that big sales presentation with your largest client. Even if what you want to do is attract business partners, co-founders or employees, you need to know the tried and true techniques for quickly and effectively communicating what your business is all about. Dave will discuss how to take your business to the next level.
11:45 am -12:15 pm Networking Lunch
12:15 pm -1:00 pm Small Group Practice Sessions
Attendees will divide into small groups to practice 3 minute pitches and then receive five minutes of critique and feedback from group members. We will have roaming investors and mentors listen to each group and give feedback. No visual aids (like slides) for this session.
12:15 am -1:00 pm Private Investor Meetings
You can separately purchase 10 minute private meetings with specific investors. The meeting will be held at a private table. (Only three meetings offered per investor on a first come first serve basis.) The fee for this session will be donated by Angel Launch to the nonprofit charity Push America helping people with disabilities where Josh Stroud (son of Zahava Stroud organizer) is taking a 4000 bike ride this summer across America to raise money.
1:00 pm -1:45 pm Angel and VC Panel
Attracting Funding and What Investors Look for in Presentations
Hear firsthand from angels and investors what it takes to get them excited about your pitch and agree to take a meeting. A typical SF Bay area investor receives from[masked] startup proposals a year; will take 200 meetings, and only invest in four to eight deals.
How can you make it to the top of the list and get funded?
We will address presentations for these market segments for startups: consumer services, media and entertainment, enterprise, big data, mobile, apps, devices, web, platforms, GreenTech, robotics, health and mobile devices, wearables, IT, and cloud.
1. How to pitch investors
2. How to meet investors at events
3. What they look for in a pitch
4. Top trends for investment opportunities
5. How to meet and connect with investors?
6. Understand the process a VC uses to evaluate an investment
7. How to follow up after the pitch
Investor Speaker Panel:
Salil Pradhan, Partner, DraperNexus
Manny Fernandez, Founder, DreamFunded.com
Bill Baumel, RSI Ventures, Angel Investor
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Ventures
1:45 pm -3:00 pm Deluxe Tickets: Pitch to Investors
Deluxe ticket holders will pitch to the investor panel in front of all attendees. Each startup will deliver a three minute pitch to the investors and receive two minutes of feedback from the investor panel.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking with Investors, Wine, Beer
Have questions about AngelLaunch Pitch Bootcamp? Contact Angel Launch