Delivering a successful pitch

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.

Delivering_a_successful_pitch

Author: Mentorphile

Mentor, coach, and advisor to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. General manager with significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus on media and information. On founding team of four venture-backed companies. Currently Chairman of Popsleuth, Inc., maker of the Endorfyn app for keeping fans updated on new stuff from their favorite artists.

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