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  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • You don’t have to put the entire credentials of a person on the slide – a few simple (ideally, similar-looking) photos are sufficient.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.
  • Awesome pitches are about breaking convention. About being different. About being outstanding.However… it’s important to learn how to walk before you start running. Or flying, for that matter.

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  • 1. Sunday Night pitch for Startup Weekend #SWLIEGE specialLeo Exter, founder @ westartup
  • 2. Why are you making this presentation?To get next Answer basicmeeting questions up front
  • 3. Competentpitches only.For an awesomepitch, dosomethingdifferent.
  • 4. • Problem you’re solving• Market you’re addressing• Your solution• Business model• Current status• The Ask
  • 5. Start with audience in mind
  • 6. Is the audience familiar with your marketand problem?Yes: No:Appeal to their Describe problem“personal” pain Prove market size
  • 7. Platform:Use unambiguouswords.
  • 8. Start with the“Hollywoodcinema pitch”:Kill Bill meetsWizard of Oz
  • 9. Prove that your solution works 2,191 users
  • 10. Your team are the heart of your business! Leo Boye Jacob Yash
  • 11. Business models aren’t magicalWho’s buying? Are they payingWhat are they enough to make itbuying? worthwhile?
  • 12. What’s the status?• Prototype• Just launched• Getting traction• Need to grow faster!
  • 13. What do you want from your audience?Money: ContactsHow much? AdviceFor what? Test users
  • 14. Now, to make apresentation witha bit of a PUNCH…
  • 15. Add drama…
  • 16. • 5 minutes sharp• PPT/Keynote, but have a PDF copy• Screenshots only• Live demo OK, but only if it REALLY works • 1 minute!• 18:00 is last deadline• AND BTW, DOORS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
  • 17. leo.exter@westartup.euwww.westartup.eu Got questions?@leoexter