How to Successfully Pitch to Investors and Get Funded /Angel Investor Gary Jinks

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6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm How the Funding Process Works ; What You Need to Do to Prepare; How to Formulate Your Message

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm How to Prepare Your Executive Summary and Investor Presentation - Step-by-Step

This is an interactive and dynamic workshop to help anyone learn how to get his or her business message right and deliver it confidently to investors.

· This workshop is designed to address your questions and assess your current strategy and business case.

· Learn to clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition.

· Learn step-by-step bullets for your executive summary and pitch deck.

· Match funding strategy to “needs” -- i.e., how much do you need and why?

and more!

There will be opportunities to practice your pitch and find out what you need to do to get it right!

If you have an elevator pitch or a pitch slide deck you would like to have reviewed at the workshop, email Gary at:


About the Speaker:

Gary Jinks has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley producing innovative products and getting them into the hands of customers. Gary is the President of GLJ Group, a consulting firm which focuses on strategic planning and new market entry. Their efforts have resulted in over $300M in new business for clients.

Gary is also the founder, managing director and chairman of the board of South Valley Angels, angel investor group which he was launched in 2011. Gary is highly respected and very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentor entrepreneurs at Santa Clara University, local accelerators and other investor organizations. In 2015 Gary worked with over 70 startups to establish strategic direction and launch. Previously, Gary spent 20 plus years at Fortune 1000 companies holding key positions in systems engineering, operations, project management and business development.

If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at: