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Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! This event is FREE to attend. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. In order to participate, you must register here: (Registration link TBA.) Hurry! Slots are limited! Your ability to present your business case confidently and clearly is critical for funding, partnerships and building your team. Most people are not born natural speakers we must work on it. This forum will allow you to pitch or listen to others and hear the guidance and discussions from a Silicon Valley thought leader. This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance. Format: Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion. a) elevator pitch with no slides or b) pitch with slide deck If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at: [masked] Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds. Agenda Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format Pitches Open Q&A About the Instructor: Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems and building up high growth exit focused start-up ventures. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career, from combat vehicles to lifestyle apps. Gary founded GLJ Group in 2005 and has led engineering, strategic direction and, business development for corporate clients resulting in over $300M in new business. In 2010 he shifted complete focus to the Startup community, advising over 400 Startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley, launching innovation centers and developing regional ecosystems around the globe. He is a regular speaker, evangelist and lead executive advisor helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementation of the next evolution of the Startup Model, “Precision Innovation” If you have any questions about the content and format of this webinar, contact Gary at: [masked] Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

FREE! How to Do Online B2B Sales & Communication for ACTION in a COVID-19 World

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. Participants who have registered and paid via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info before the start of the event. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! This event is FREE to attend. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. In order to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-do-online-b2b-sales-get-results-in-a-covid-19-world-12-2pm-tickets-121085470903?aff=IdeaSVilabFrTix33Com&afu=3951017871 Hurry! Slots are limited! Work and business are now online. We must be able to persuade and MAKE-It-HAPPEN online! Learn how to LEAD and SELL by asking the right questions, hearing the unspoken and gaining agreement. Please bring a specific issue or goal you have to use for the discussion. You will be invited to try your message online during the workshop. You will get friendly feedback that will help lift your game and have fun at the same time! You will learn how to get the job done working in the online world. It is an intro to a longer B2B sales and leadership training program. Leadership and persuasion are essential to B2B selling. Its all about making things happen. Learn how to communicate for ACTION: to discover needs, overcome issues and LEAD PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS to act or buy. We will assume that we don’t have access to face to face, in person communications going forward – all the work and communication will be done online. 1. Discover how to lead, sell, and persuade using QUESTIONS to MOVE FORWARD. 2. Use the 5-Step Goal Model to SIMPLIFY THE TALKS. 3. Learn the DACI model for FACT-BASED DECISIONS based on data. 4. Use RAPPORT methods to better understand people and build TRUST. 5. Learn the BIG-5 Model to understand a person’s NEEDS. These are well-proven processes. We have used these methods to generate nearly a $1B of consulting sales in the U.S. and other countries. Join us to learn how to take your career or business to the next step by learning to PERSUADE online and Make-it-Happen! About the Speaker: Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab.He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into challenges and secrets to success when it comes to being an entrepreneur. Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops. Steve has presented workshops in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and around the world. He has spoken at conferences at Tsinghua, Geju and SUES Universities in China and at incubators and accelerators in in Austria, Korea and Turkey. Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. He has been the CEO, MD, and vice president of sales and marketing for several organizations. Steve has managed global operations including personally generating hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B sales. Steve holds a BS in Finance and Chemistry. For fun, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking. You can reach Steve at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/ Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

FREE! Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. Participants who have registered and paid via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info before the start of the event. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! This event is FREE to attend. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending In order to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pitch-practice-how-to-pitch-to-investors-successfully-raise-money-tickets-122887079563?aff=IdeaSViLabFreeTix33Comm&afu=3951017871 Hurry! Slots are limited! Raising $ is tough- and now it's all changed. PRACTICE your PITCH, get facts & inside info to RAISE $ & Scale your Innovation into Revenue! You are invited to a live-steam webinar/workshop. *** BRING YOUR PITCH DECK. Two or more Founders will pitch and get feedback. *** *** Audience members will get a chance to make a NEW ELEVATOR PITCH and get feedback. THIS IS A REAL WORKSHOP! *** Raising money is a difficult and stressful task for startup Founders.Founders struggle to get the right combination of facts and projections to persuade investors to put in money. This workshop is an intro to the longer pitch program. It covers to the two main parts of pitching: 1) What to say 2) How to say it On this webinar you will learn: 1) The five step elevator pitch to get to the point in 60 seconds. 2) The standard topic for each page of the pitch deck, (for 90% of the startups) 3) How to use your customer “use case” in a story to show what your product does 4) The four key background points to set your pitch in the right direction 5) The key item two thirds of startup pitches leave out that is critical to customer adaption 6) The essential key points investors are looking for and more! This workshop is an intro to a four day workshop that speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader Steve Austin has presented to accelerators in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, in Asia and Europe.This content was derived from interviews with angel investors and venture capitalists in attendance at over 100 pitch to investor events where Steve’s students have pitched. This workshop focuses on what angel investors and venture capitalists have indicated they are looking for in startup pitches. Don’t waste more time with weak pitches. Learn how to focus on the essential points and get the deal. Scale your Innovation into Revenue!™ About the Speaker: Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab.He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into challenges and secrets to success when it comes to being an entrepreneur. Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops. Steve has presented workshops in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and around the world. He has spoken at conferences at Tsinghua, Geju and SUES Universities in China and at incubators and accelerators in in Austria, Korea and Turkey. Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. He has been the CEO, MD, and vice president of sales and marketing for several organizations. Steve has managed global operations including personally generating hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B sales. Steve holds a BS in Finance and Chemistry. For fun, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking. You can reach Steve at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

FREE! How to Scale Your Go-to-Market Strategy and Tactics in a COVID-19 World

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link before the start of the event. This event is FREE to attend! A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending In order to attend, please register here: (Registration link TBA.) Hurry! Slots are limited! > > > NOTE: The login link will be emailed to attendees who have registered via Eventbrite one hour before the start of the event.. < < < Marketing depends on building a connection to prospects and customers via your branding message. The message should promise to fulfill their needs. But now things have changed. In this workshop, together we will: A. Learn how to create a new marketing strategy: 1. Figure out customers' new needs and pains, 2. Craft your new offer and message to provide relief or gain, 3. Make a list new keywords, (check trending; tubebuddy) B. Select tactics for scaling up We will cover five ways you can scale using social media, podcasts and more. You will learn how to use these tactics to drive new revenue and keep what you have. Don’t delay – shift your messaging to fit the changing times and needs. Turn your Innovation into Revenue™ About the Speaker Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab. He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into the challenges startups face and the secrets to achieving success. Dozens of startups have raised funding and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops. You can reach Steve at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

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