I find a large part of mentoring activity at both MIT VMS and SIF is helping companies prepare investor pitches and reviewing their pitches. Companies, even established ones, are always pitching, to investors, potential partners, analysts, and others.
The attached document was developed in collaboration with Bill Warner, one of Boston’s premier entrepreneurs and angel investors. I had the privilege of working for Bill at Warner Research. Bill is a great mentor and I learned a lot from him about pitching, the need for alignment of the founding team, about intentions, and much more.
Warning this is a long document, it will take longer to read than any pitch will to deliver. But while it was done years ago I think it’s still valid.