Pitch Perfect - The “How-To” on Creating the Pitch That Will Get You Funded

  • July 11, 2013 · 11:30 AM
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We pitch ideas, products and services to different audiences every day. Sometimes you have 15 seconds to make an impression to secure capital investment. Sometimes you get 20 minutes to impress a set of keen eyes and ears listening to everything you say.

So how to prepare for those moments?

Laurelle Johnson, expert Pitch Coach to entrepreneurs, will lead us through the do’s of pitching, an easy way to ‘put it all together’ and lead us through a workshop designed to help your pitch.

Delilah Panio, founder and CEO of Stiletto Dash Inc. and Nanxi Liu, co-founder and CEO of Enplug entrepreneurs will share their journey of perfecting their pitch and successes in raising capital for their enterprises.

This Win LAVA event is a hands on workshop with practical guides catered to entrepreneurs and professionals who want to polish their pitch skills. Bring your pitch, bring your ideas and bring your enthusiasm for learning and we will all walk out with the Perfect Pitch


Natalie Do, Steering committee member of WinLAVA, Financial Pitch Coach for WinLAVA candidates, VP, Relationship Manager of Torrey Pines Bank.


Laurelle Johnson has coached leading entrepreneurs to power up their public speaking skills in order to pitch to angel investors and VCs. With her coaching they created a to-the-point elevator pitch and capital presentation.She has worked with candidates to prepare for Tech Coast Angels "Pitch to the Angels" competition as well as WinLAVA's Pitch Competition held each year on International Women's Day in March.Her clients have won competitions, been funded by investors and raised over $1.2 million.

Delilah Panio is the Founder of Stiletto Dash Inc, a digital media company for women business travelers, providing solutions to help SDashers to be healthier and happier on the road. A former corporate climber, Delilah has over 10 years in the capital markets including running the business development division for Toronto Stock Exchange. After many years working in the corporate world and hundreds of business trips, Delilah took a giant leap off the corporate ladder, moved to Los Angeles, and launched her first startup in early 2013.

Nanxi Liu is CEO and co-founder of Enplug, Inc., a LA-based company that is building the world's first network of interactive digital billboards for restaurants and bars. She is also founder of Nanoly Bioscience, a biotech company whose product was named Intel's Top Social Innovation of 2012. Nanxi serves as an advisory board member of UNICEF's Chinese Children's Initiative, a youth advisory board member of Lady Gaga's Foundation, and a board member of the West LA Chamber of Commerce. A Colorado native, Nanxi studied at UC Berkeley.

Natalie Do ([masked]) for how to sign up.



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  • Sri P.

    Very helpful. Thanks.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • JoyK

      I am so happy to hear Sri! Thanks for letting us know.

      July 11, 2013

  • Toren A.

    Unfortunately can't make it.

    July 10, 2013

  • Charlie M.

    I have already RSVP trough meetup. Do I still need to contact Natalie?

    July 9, 2013

    • JoyK

      Yes. Your RSVP here is to benefit our group's standing on Meetup and introduce other members to you before attending an event together. Thanks!

      July 10, 2013

  • JoyK

    Contact: Natalie Do ([masked]) for how to sign up.

    July 9, 2013

  • Sean O.

    Hi Joy - I already received a confirmation!?!
    I'm not sure I have Natalie's contact info....
    Thanks - Sean

    July 9, 2013

  • JoyK

    Please, please, please - also RSVP with Natalie or you won't be able to get in ok? And tell her, we sent you!:)

    July 9, 2013

  • Sean O.

    looking forward to honing pitch skills

    July 8, 2013

  • JoyK

    I've heard these speakers and this class before and won't be able to make it after all. Please take pix if you go though to share!:)

    July 8, 2013

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