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ENTREPRENEUR’S TOOLKIT WORKSHOPS: Pitching to Investors (Part 2 of 2)
February 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This two-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures create a comprehensive 10-slide pitch to gain investors’ attention and ultimately funding.
Many new ventures need to access external sources of funding to effectively build their product and enter the market. This workshop series will help you to understand how to create a powerful pitch that you can use to engage investors.
- Effective communication
- What do investors look for?
- Creating powerful narratives
- Principles of storytelling
- Pitching principles
- Effective slide creation
Session 2 – Creating your pitch // February 8, 2017, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
This session will focus on creating a powerful narrative and pitch by applying the principles of storytelling. You will be given the opportunity to practice your pitch during the session and obtain feedback that will help you to turn your investment story into a compelling presentation.
Deliverable: A 10-slide pitch deck summarizing your key information.
Doors will open at 4:30pm for networking. The workshop will begin promptly at 5:00pm.
Meet the Instructor: Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith is a story architect. In his 20+ career in sales, marketing, entrepreneurship and politics, Kevin has done over 10,000 pitches. Kevin helps startups unleash their story to secure customers and investors by helping them understand what their core customer story is and then helping them get their story to market.
Kevin spent 14+ years at Dell in consumer sales, B2B sales, Enterprise Sales and Enterprise Marketing. After helping to develop go-to-market strategies for their acquired startups, he reconnected with his passion for entrepreneurship and began helping startups full time. His expertise include branding, messaging, marketing strategy, SEO, content and social media marketing, presentation and pitch design, web design, lead generation, sales coaching and business development.