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Category: Pitching

Tips
Crafting the Perfect Pitch: The Early Pitch Decks of Airbnb, BuzzFeed, LinkedIn, and YouTube

Looking at the success stories of billion-dollar companies like Airbnb, BuzzFeed, LinkedIn, and YouTube, makes people wonder how these companies become that successful. The start for each and every one of these companies was no different from the start of all startups.

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The Pitcher 2018 Is Approaching And We Can’t Keep Calm!

There are just 4 months until the big day of #ThePitcher2018 comes and the excitement is already out of control. The Pitcher vol. 3, the ultimate pitching event of Turkey, will take place on April 21, 2018, at the best possible venue – ITU SDKM. If you want to become a Pitcher, apply here! 

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Public speaking
5 Things to Keep In Mind If Public Speaking Makes You Anxious But You Want to Master It

Public speaking isn’t for everybody. In fact, not many people thrive on the stage. But as an entrepreneur, you need to learn how to excel in public speaking as your ability to pitch your startup will more or less determine its success.

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Embrace This U.S. Navy Principle To Get Better At Pitching Your Entrepreneurial Idea

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to communicate your business idea effectively not only in front of the investors but also in front of your partners, customers, your team members and even to your co-founders. People, who know how to be persuasive, have the advantage when it comes to presenting their…

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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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Brainstorming
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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Pitch
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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Investors
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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