ABOUT THIS EVENT TO PERFECT YOUR PITCH
Whether you are just at the idea stage or have a fully fledged start-up, getting your ideas and business across to investors, partners and the general public is essential.
Your ticket includes: program, lunch, workshop pitch to investors. It does not include private meetings unless you purchase that option separately.
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In this intimate workshop limited to only 75 attendees, we’ll cover not only how to organize your pitch, but also the secrets of effective presentations including the power of body language and the art of tailoring your presentation to your target audience.
Bootcamp is desgined to help promising early stage and mid stage startups perfect their pitch. You will hear from speakers sharing case studies, best practices and stories of successful business disruption in today’s new entrepreneur economy.
You will have a chance to PRACTICE your pitch in small groups; and then in the afternoon give a 3 minutes pitch to multi million dollar VCs and angel investors with live feedback. Many startups have received funding from contacts they made at our past events.
PRIVATE MEETING OPTION WITH INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS:
NOTE: You can only purchase a private meeting if you ALSO purchase a ticket to the bootcamp.
In addition to the pitch in your group, you can also register for a private 10 minute meetings with individual investors to get feedback on your idea. Each investor will only take five total meetings from 12:30-1:15. All the fees for these meetings will be donated by Angel Launch to the nonprofit charity Push Amerca.
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 finetune 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 3 minute pitch idea without PowerPoints. Don't worry, you can still participate even if not prepared, but you will get more value.
You will hear sessions about giving a pitch, practice in small groups faciliated by a trainer who is either an investor or startup who has raised capital previously . You will get instant feedback on your performance and constructive suggestons on how you could improve.
If you're a little nervous, you also don't have to pitch this time round. Come along and watch, ask some questions and learn about what it takes to present well.
At the end of the day, everyone has a chance to give a 3 minutes pitch to actual investors seeking investment opportunitiesl (Of course you are not required to pitch if you are not ready; but can listen to others.)
Topics We Cover:
How to organize a presentationWhat makes a presentation effectiveThe importance of non-verbal communicationHow to prepare presentations that address the target audienceHandling questions effectivelyMaking a powerful elevator pitchHow to put a pitch presentation together and what to includeGuidance and feedback on delivery skillsAvoiding a weak opening and start with a real attention grabber.Most effective use of slidesGetting people to take actionCreating 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 get their attention, so make it count.
What is the pain or problem that you are addressing?What is your solution? Be specific or show a demo.What is the market share or market opportunity dealing with this program?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 difference?What makes your solution unique?Who is your management team?How much money do you need and how will you spend it?
SCHEDULE FOR PITCH BOOTCAMP
8:30am – 9:30 Registration, Coffee and Pastries
9:30–10:30 Strategies to Attract Investors and Present Your Pitch
Steve Hoffman, Founder, FounderSpace
We address practical strategies on raising capital from friends, family, angels and outside investors. Learn about 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. Understand 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 (for sales, investing, 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.
11:45-12:30 Small Group Practice Sessions
We divide into small groups where you practice your 3 minutes pitch; and then hear critique and peer review from the group. We will have roaming investors and mentors who will listen to some of pitch sessions and give you ideas and feedback. Please do not use visual aids (like slides) so you can practice delivering your message.
12:30-1:15 Private Investor Meetings During Lunch
You can separately purchase 10 minute private meetings with specific investors over lunch. All fees for this session will be donated to the nonprofit charity Push America helping people with disabilities. The meeting will be held at a private table.
12:30-1:15 Networking Lunch
1:15-2:00 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 pitches a year; will take 200 meetings, and only invest in 4-8. How can you make it to the top?
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
We address 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, cloud.
Salil Pradhan, Partner, DraperNexusManny Fernandez, Founder, DreamFunded.comBill Baumel, RSI Ventures, Angel InvestorRichard Kirby, Senior Associate, VenrockJoe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Ventures
2:00-3:00 Give Pitch to Investors
We divide into smaller groups with each group assigned an investor. Each startup will give a 3 minute pitch to the investor and get 3 minutes of feedback.
3:00-3:30 Closing Networking Wine/Beer
Informal conversation with investors
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Startups, Angels, people with ideas, small business owners, investors. Investors, service providers, recuiters, tech solution providers, digital media, eCommerce, enterprise, mobile apps and dvices, Consumer Internet, health and wellness, social web, media and entertainment, law, accoutning, investing, finance, wearables, big data, analytics, consumer electronics..
For this event, we are offer a bonus where startups can purchase a 15 minute private meetings with an investor. All of the proceeds of these meetings will go directly to support the nonprofit foundation Push Americawhich raises money to benefit adults and children with disabilites and offers substantial grants to disability centers around the US.