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

Silicon Valley Startup:   Idea to IPO
Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO
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Meriwest Credit Union

5615 Chesbro Ave · San Jose, CA

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11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon - Check In, Food, Networking

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM - How the Funding Process Works ; What You Need to Do to Prepare; How to Formulate Your Message

1:00 PM to 2:00 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 is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertiss 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 adviser helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementing the next evolution of the startup model, “Startup 3.0 Precision Innovation”.

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