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LIFE IS A PITCH

APRIL 2021

THIS MONTH'S THEME: LIFE IS A PITCH

A business pitch is more than a slideshow presentation. In today’s business environment, the most successful entrepreneurs are storytellers who view pitches as an opportunity to stimulate interest, demonstrate potential, and inspire others to get on board. Forget the notion that pitches are only for venture-track companies. Pitches can (and should) be used and adapted to win over new customers, partners, and employees. In April, we’ll throw light on the elements of an impactful pitch and help you craft your own story that illustrates the life of your idea and journey as an entrepreneur.

Our virtual events and curated resources will help you:

  • Build a captivating pitch presentation that communicates your solution’s potential
  • Understand how to adapt your pitch for different audiences and outcomes
  • Learn strategies and techniques to improve your storytelling skills

APRIL EVENTS

Pitching: Get It Together

Led by Nadyli Nuñez, Ascender’s Executive Director, this interactive presentation helped startup founders understand the different components of an effective pitch presentation and how it changes based on who it is for. Click Watch to view a recording of the event. 

Real Talk – Pitch It ‘Til You Make It 

Real Talk is an engaging discussion series where people can join, connect with, and ask questions of startup founders, professionals, and investors. This month, we chatted about business pitches and persistence with George Cook & Gaby Isturiz. Click Watch to view a recording of the event.

APRIL RESOURCES

> Explore this list of the 7 components of a powerful pitch if you’re unsure what to include in your presentation.
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> Spend time with this article for advice on preparing an investor pitch deck for your startup fundraising efforts.  
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> Choose from dozens of head-turning slide deck templates.  
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> Watch this video from Y Combinator if you want investors to pay attention to your startup.
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> Check out this other great resource to help you craft the perfect pitch deck. 
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Make sure your pitch deck includes these 11 slides.  
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