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Pitch Presentation: The Pongle Rev 1

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  • 1. The Pouncing Puma The following Pitch Presentation is based on the above Presentation Underlying Message Architecture
  • 2. Introduction My name is Cody. I have a product idea that I think would disrupt the Table Tennis Industry. In order to launch my idea, I need to raise capital
  • 3. Who Plays Table Tennis? There are 5 types of ping-pong players. Which type best describes you? I consider myself to be a ‘social’ ping-pong player in the casual players group.
  • 4. The Problem is that there are limited opportunities for casual players to participate in table tennis.
  • 5. The Problem (con’t) Traditional Participation Models are built for amateur and professional players
  • 6. The Problem (con’t) If you happen to have an opportunity to play, its only fun when you play someone of a similar talent level… …and new, innovative participation models do not achieve significant scale.
  • 7. The Vision My vision is to create unlimited opportunities to participate for all casual players.
  • 8. Software & Hardware Trends 1. 2. Todays software technologies enable the convergence of Social, Mobile & Local. Where these 3 overlap is where opportunities can be created. In 2006, the Wii Console brought But in 2013, the the physical realm (P) into the virtual (V) realm is being virtual (V). As a result, A Wii brought into the player can physically play table physical realm (P) thanks tennis in a virtual world. to advancements with hardware technologies.
  • 9. How to Create Unlimited Opportunities By uniquely packaging existing software and hardware technologies, the first ever ‘player-centric’ participation model is possible. With a player-centric model, unlimited opportunities for casual players to participate is possible.
  • 10. What are the Options? Integrate a smartphone directly into the racket. Hack a Wii controller ; use Bluetooth to communicate to a smartphone Create a small, universally attachable Device w/ 2 buttons; use Bluetooth to Communicate to a smartphone, smart watch, Google Glass or other Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • 11. Interruption vs If we just made an app, trying to play while entering scoring info into the phone would be disruptive to the game. #friction No Interruption With a small, universally attachable device the game can take place without interruption. #LittleToNoFriction Keeping score enables ranking & ranking measures skill level. Being able to discover others players of equal skill is critical for creating unlimited opportunities to participate.
  • 12. Product Name: The Pongle …because like a dongle, the Pongle adds functionality to the object it attaches to…in this case the racket. In order to get this product off the ground, I need money: My State will provide a $50,000 prototyping grant if $103,000 can be raised.
  • 13. The Pongle will also help: Social Table Tennis Clubs… National Governing Bodies… Brand owners… …enhance patron experience …increase participation pool, enhance retention & close the gap between casual and formal players. …deliver highly targeted advertising messages
  • 14. Ready for Investment I have established an entity called Web of Things Co. My legal team drafted the company by-laws to be partial to outside investment.
  • 15. The Pouncing Puma This Pitch Presentation was based on the above Presentation Underlying Message Architecture.

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