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Category: Pitching

Don’t Let “Death-by-PowerPoint” Destroy Your Next Investor Pitch

Let’s face it – the creation process of PowerPoint presentations rarely is fun. Putting slide after slide together, bullet point after bullet point, trying to keep everything in check can be a dreadful experience. But the worst part is when you look at the final product after you’ve put your precious time and effort in…

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Is Storytelling Really The Most Powerful Communication Tool?

In 2009, New York Times Magazine columnist Rob Walker and writer, editor, semiotics analyst, and author of Taking Things Seriously Joshua Glenn run a storytelling experiment known as The Significant Objects Project. They wanted to test the hypothesis that stories have such power and, if told well, they can have a significant effect on the…

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Uber’s First Pitch Deck: Take a Look at the 25 Slides

Uber revolutionized the taxi industry and changed tremendously the way we look at transportation. Its success has proven the impact shared economy companies have on our lives.

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10 Blog Posts That Will Change The Way You Think About Pitching to Investors

Underestimating the importance of investor pitching is one of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make. Many argue that spending the time on product development is more effective than attending pitching and networking events. This understanding is very limiting for the startup.

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4 Signs That You Are Playing It Too Safe with Your Investor Pitch

Entrepreneurship is a risky business. This is what makes it that exciting, isn’t it? Entrepreneurs, who believe that starting and growing a business will be a smooth ride, are up for a huge disappointment. The whole journey is like a crazy roller coaster ride with exciting ups and terrifying downs.

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4 Tips on Pitching Your Social Good Startup to Investors

Every year, The Pitcher gathers together in Istanbul many talented entrepreneurs and some of the most prominent investors in Turkey and the region. The chosen 20+1 startups have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a large audience – not limited just to the attending guests as the event is live-streamed online.

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How to Gain the Respect of Investors During a Pitch

There are many challenges that the entrepreneurs face when it comes to investor pitching. Getting the attention of the investors is difficult yet achievable, but gaining their respect during the pitch is something that not many entrepreneurs can easily accomplish. Young entrepreneurs, who are just starting their ventures and have no experience, are often underestimated…

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Amy Tez: Pitching with Passion and Grit – How to Fall in Love with Public Speaking

This blog post is written by Amy Tez and was originally published on her blog. Amy is a highly-trained London-based actress with 20 years of professional theater experience. She is also an entrepreneur, business strategist, and performance coach. Her mission is to get the entrepreneurial world speaking with the same brilliance as world-class actors and…

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The 7 Secrets of the Greatest Speakers in History

Mastering the art of public speaking has many benefits – it is a great way to share your mission and business vision with others, to gain publicity for your business, to expand your network and to impress potential investors, partners, clients and even future employees. For entrepreneurs, who are to pitch their businesses in various…

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Problem vs. Solution Focused Investor Pitch Presentation

We are in constant need of products and services that solve important problems through innovation and technology, which is why most entrepreneurs lead their startup teams to work on finding solutions. Startups are built around an opportunity spotted by the founders and the most innovative ideas and projects are inspired by identification of a need…

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