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  • 1. ActionsTalk.com Bringing attention to startups. Founders: Ryan Graves Blake Samic ActionsTalk is a resource for entrepreneurs and investors. We bring attention to startups for the purpose of growth and the promotion of mutually beneficial events.
  • 2. ActionsTalk – the problem.
    • The initial growth stage is tough for startups
    • Investors are missing great investment opportunities
    • Future entrepreneurs are struggling to become educated about the startup process
  • 3. ActionsTalk – the solution.
    • We spotlight startups
    • We provide advice and insight to startups
    • We provide a resource for investors
    • We create a database of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors
    • We educate entrepreneurs
    • We encourage and help the growth of new startups
  • 4. ActionsTalk – business model.
    • Advertising
    • Show sponsorships
    • Goodwill
    • Finders fees
    • Funding cuts
    • Premium access to startup, entrepreneur, and investor database
    • ActionsTalk conference
  • 5. ActionsTalk – the magic. The magic, also known as our competitive advantage comes from our ability to engage and present startups to the investment community in an comfortable but “must have” fashion. The educational but conversational tone of the show differentiates us from the “used car salesman-ish” shows that exist today. Our community has fun watching ActionsTalk!
  • 6. ActionsTalk – the community.
    • Blake brings the perspective of creativity and design. He is an expert in delivering content that packs a punch with style.
    • Ryan bring energy and passion to the business development process. Using social software his abilities to connect with people are enhanced to reach the masses.
  • 7. ActionsTalk – the competition.
    • Vator.tv
      • huge database of startup contributors
      • female host
      • VC connections to evaluate startups
    • etc.
  • 8. ActionsTalk – the team. Ryan Graves blogger and expert in social media strategic macro focus educated in economics small biz and corporate experience Blake Samic creative focus with a designers instinct passionate writer for say.no.radio indie music site educated in manufacturing engineering diverse travel experience
  • 9. ActionsTalk – by the numbers.
  • 10. ActionsTalk – current status.
    • July 10, 2008 – site goes live
    • July 11, 2008 – 11 startups schedule for spotlight
    • July 12, 2008 – ActionsTalk spotlights ThePoint.com, viewers count goes to 800
    • July 17, 2008 – ActionsTalk spotlights NewlyCorporate.com, viewers count goes to 1300
    • August 15, 2008 – ActionsTalk get first sponsorship contract with 'VC firm'