Sunday Night pitch   for Startup Weekend   #SWMONS specialLeo Exter, founder @ westartup
Why are you making this presentation?To get next          Answer basicmeeting              questions up front
Competentpitches only.For an awesomepitch, dosomethingdifferent.
•   Problem you’re    solving•   Market you’re    addressing•   Your solution•   Business model•   Current status•   The Ask
Start with audience in mind
Is the audience familiar with your marketand problem?Yes:                   No:Appeal to their        Describe problem“per...
Platform:Use unambiguouswords.
Start with the“Hollywoodcinema pitch”:Kill Bill meetsWizard of Oz
Prove that your solution works                         1,994 users
Your team are the heart of your business!  Leo        Boye        Jacob       Yash
Business models aren’t magicalWho’s buying?        Are they payingWhat are they        enough to make itbuying?           ...
What’s the status?•   Prototype•   Just launched•   Getting traction•   Need to grow    faster!
What do you want from your audience?Money:               ContactsHow much?            AdviceFor what?            Test users
Now, to make apresentation thatpacks a PUNCH…
Tell a story
Illustrate your point with a bit of flair
•   5 minutes sharp•   PPT/Keynote, but    have a PDF copy•   Screenshots only•   Live demo OK, but    only if it REALLY  ...
leo.exter@westartup.euwww.westartup.eu         Got questions?@leoexter
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What should be in your basic Sunday night pitch at Startup Weekend, and what you have to do for extra impact. Oh, and a few rules that are set in stone for SWMONS

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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.
  • Sunday night pitch for startup weekend tips and guidelines swmons

    1. 1. Sunday Night pitch for Startup Weekend #SWMONS specialLeo Exter, founder @ westartup
    2. 2. Why are you making this presentation?To get next Answer basicmeeting questions up front
    3. 3. Competentpitches only.For an awesomepitch, dosomethingdifferent.
    4. 4. • Problem you’re solving• Market you’re addressing• Your solution• Business model• Current status• The Ask
    5. 5. Start with audience in mind
    6. 6. Is the audience familiar with your marketand problem?Yes: No:Appeal to their Describe problem“personal” pain Prove market size
    7. 7. Platform:Use unambiguouswords.
    8. 8. Start with the“Hollywoodcinema pitch”:Kill Bill meetsWizard of Oz
    9. 9. Prove that your solution works 1,994 users
    10. 10. Your team are the heart of your business! Leo Boye Jacob Yash
    11. 11. Business models aren’t magicalWho’s buying? Are they payingWhat are they enough to make itbuying? worthwhile?
    12. 12. What’s the status?• Prototype• Just launched• Getting traction• Need to grow faster!
    13. 13. What do you want from your audience?Money: ContactsHow much? AdviceFor what? Test users
    14. 14. Now, to make apresentation thatpacks a PUNCH…
    15. 15. Tell a story
    16. 16. Illustrate your point with a bit of flair
    17. 17. • 5 minutes sharp• PPT/Keynote, but have a PDF copy• Screenshots only• Live demo OK, but only if it REALLY works• 18:00 is last deadline
    18. 18. leo.exter@westartup.euwww.westartup.eu Got questions?@leoexter
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