10 Minute Pitch
Prepare a pitch deck for your company using a PowerPoint File WITH AUDIO
NOTE: THE PITCH MUST BE LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES. ANY PITCHES THAT RUN LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES WILL BE STOPPED AT THE 10 MINUTE MARK AND GRADED AS OF THAT POINT IN THE PRESENTATION – JUST AS YOU WOULD BE STOPPED BY A VC IF YOU WERE PARTICIPATING IN A PITCH COMPETITION WHICH WAS LIMITED TO 10 MINUTES.
**PLEASE attach a notes sheet to be able to read from for audio portion of assignment!**
Note: The pitch deck is less important than your product, vision, team and execution, the factors that ultimately attract investment. However, it exists to convey those aspects of your company and pique investors’ interest in hearing more. Using the following points as a guideline, develop a “winning pitch” for your new venture. 1. Create a memorable “one-liner” – an opening vision/mission statement that catches the attention of your audience. 2. Know your audience. 3. Use between to 8-10 slides, providing the following information: a. Cover slide, with logo and contact information, b. Opportunity, c. Management team, d. Product, e. Market size, f. Business model, g. Competition, h. Go-to-market strategy, h. Traction, and i. How much money you’re raising and the “use of proceeds”. 4. If your pitch includes a demo, make sure you have enough time in the pitch session to do it properly – otherwise DON’T. You can demo the product later.
NOTE: PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF RUN YOUR PRESENTATION ON THEIR LAPTOP TO ENSURE THAT THE POWERPOINT RUNS AUTOMATICALLY WITHOUT ANY ‘INTERVENTION’ BY THE INSTRUCTOR. IF IT DOES NOT RUN ON ITS OWN, THERE WILL BE POINTS DEDUCTED ON THE ASSIGNMENT.